1956 German Grand Prix

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West Germany  1956 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 8 in the 1956 Formula One season
Nürburgring layout
Nürburgring layout
Date 5 August 1956
Official name XVIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent road course
22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Distance 22 laps, 501.820 km (311.806 mi)
Pole position
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Time 9:51.2
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Time 9:41.6
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Second United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati
Third France Jean Behra Maserati

The 1956 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 5 August 1956 at Nürburgring. It was the seventh round of the 1956 World Drivers' Championship.

45 year old Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio won the race, and broke Hermann Lang's 17 year old lap record in a Mercedes.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 22 3:38:43.7 1 9
2 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 22 +46.4 4 6
3 6 France Jean Behra Maserati 22 +7:38.3 8 4
4 20 Spain Paco Godia Maserati 20 +2 Laps 16 3
5 15 France Louis Rosier Maserati 19 +3 Laps 14 2
DSQ 21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 20 Disqualified 11
NC 22 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 16 +6 Laps 19
Ret 11 Belgium André Milhoux Gordini 15 Engine 21
Ret 5 Spain Alfonso de Portago
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Ferrari 14 Accident 10
Ret 18 Italy Luigi Villoresi Maserati 13 Engine 20
Ret 12 United States Harry Schell Maserati 13 Overheating 12
Ret 4 Italy Luigi Musso
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari 11 Accident 5
Ret 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 8 Fuel Leak 2
Ret 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 5 Electrical 3
Ret 8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Maserati 3 Steering 7
Ret 19 United Kingdom Horace Gould Maserati 3 Oil Pressure 13
Ret 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Maserati 2 Suspension 9
Ret 10 France Robert Manzon Gordini 0 Suspension 15
Ret 14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Ferrari 0 Engine 17
DNS 8 Italy Cesare Perdisa Maserati Practice Accident 6
DNS 11 Belgium André Pilette Gordini Practice Accident 18
DNS 18 Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati Villoresi Drove Car

Notes[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1uparrow green.svg 1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 30
1downarrow red.svg 1 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins 22
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 3 France Jean Behra 22
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 4 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 5 United States Pat Flaherty 8
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.


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