1956 British Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  1956 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 8 in the 1956 Formula One season
Silverstone Circuit in 1952-1973 configuration
Silverstone Circuit in 1952-1973 configuration
Date 14 July 1956
Official name IX RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.7105 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 101 laps, 475.766 km (295.627 mi)
Weather Overcast, dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati
Time 1:41.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati
Time 1:43.2
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Second Spain Alfonso de Portago
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Ferrari
Third France Jean Behra Maserati

The 1956 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 14 July 1956 at Silverstone. It was the sixth round of the 1956 World Drivers' Championship.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 101 2:59:47.0 2 8
2 4 Spain Alfonso de Portago
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Ferrari 100 +1 Lap 12 3
3
3 8 France Jean Behra Maserati 99 +2 Laps 13 4
4 21 United Kingdom Jack Fairman Connaught-Alta 98 +3 Laps 21 3
5 31 United Kingdom Horace Gould Maserati 97 +4 Laps 14 2
6 11 Italy Luigi Villoresi Maserati 96 +5 Laps 19
7 9 Italy Cesare Perdisa Maserati 95 +6 Laps 15
8 10 Spain Paco Godia Maserati 94 +7 Laps 25
9 15 France Robert Manzon Gordini 94 +7 Laps 18
10 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Spain Alfonso de Portago
Ferrari 92 +9 Laps 8
11 26 United Kingdom Bob Gerard Cooper-Bristol 88 +13 Laps 22
Ret 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 94 Axle 1 1
Ret 16 United States Harry Schell Vanwall 87 Fuel System 5
Ret 20 United Kingdom Desmond Titterington Connaught-Alta 74 Engine 11
Ret 17 France Maurice Trintignant Vanwall 74 Fuel System 16
Ret 14 Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 71 Axle 26
Ret 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 64 Oil Pressure 4
Ret 28 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Maserati 59 Fuel System 7
Ret 24 United Kingdom Tony Brooks BRM 39 Accident 9
Ret 23 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn BRM 24 Transmission 3
Ret 27 France Louis Rosier Maserati 23 Electrical 27
Ret 29 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 22 Engine 20
Ret 12 Italy Umberto Maglioli Maserati 21 Gearbox 24
Ret 19 United Kingdom Archie Scott Brown Connaught-Alta 16 Transmission 10
Ret 32 United Kingdom Paul Emery Emeryson-Alta 12 Ignition 23
Ret 30 Australia Jack Brabham Maserati 3 Engine 28
Ret 25 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart BRM 2 Engine 17
Ret 18 Argentina José Froilán González Vanwall 0 Transmission 6

Notes[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 1 United Kingdom Peter Collins 22
1uparrow green.svg 1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 21
1downarrow red.svg 1 3 France Jean Behra 18
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 4 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 13
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 5 United States Pat Flaherty 8
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.


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