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The 1956 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 14 July 1956 at Silverstone. It was race 6 of 8 in the 1956 World Championship of Drivers.

1956 British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit in 1952-1973 configuration
Silverstone Circuit in 1952-1973 configuration
Race details
Date 14 July 1956
Official name IX RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.7105 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 101 laps, 475.766 km (295.627 mi)
Weather Overcast, dry
Pole position
Driver Maserati
Time 1:41.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati
Time 1:43.2
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Maserati

Contents

ClassificationEdit

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

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Peter Collins 22
  1 2   Juan Manuel Fangio 21
  1 3   Jean Behra 18
  4   Stirling Moss 13
  5   Pat Flaherty 8
Source: [2]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1956 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Britain 1956 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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