1956 Buenos Aires Grand Prix

The 1956 Buenos Aires Grand Prix was a Formula Libre race[1] held on 5 February 1956 in Mendoza, Argentina. The race was won over a distance of 60 laps by Argentine driver Juan Manuel Fangio from the Scuderia Ferrari team in his Lancia-Ferrari D50.

1956 Buenos Aires Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1956 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 5 February 1956
Official name X Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Location Mendoza, Argentina
Course Circuito Gral San Martin (Mendoza)
Course length 4.183 km (2.600 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 251.020 km (155.976 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Time 1:49.2
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Maserati
Third Maserati

Entry listEdit

No Driver Entrant Car Engine
2   Stirling Moss Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati
4   Jean Behra Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati
6   Carlos Menditéguy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati
8   Luigi Piotti Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati
10   Chico Landi Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati
12   Pablo Gulle Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati
14   Mike Hawthorn Owen Racing Organisation Maserati 250F Maserati
16   Alberto Uria Alberto Uria Maserati A6GCM Maserati
30   Juan Manuel Fangio Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D50 Lancia
32   Eugenio Castellotti Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D50 Lancia
34   Luigi Musso Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D50 Lancia
36   Peter Collins Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari
38   Olivier Gendebien Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari
Source:[2]

Race resultEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired
1 30   Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 60 1:52'38.9
2 2   Stirling Moss Maserati 60 +38.6
3 4   Jean Behra Maserati 60 +1:45.7
4 6   Carlos Menditéguy Maserati 59 +1 Lap
5 36   Peter Collins Ferrari 58 +2 Laps
6 38   Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 57 +3 Laps
7 10   Chico Landi Maserati 57 +3 Laps
8 12   Pablo Gulle Maserati 54 +6 Laps
9 14   Mike Hawthorn Maserati 54 +6 Laps
10 8   Luigi Piotti Maserati 52 +8 Laps
Ret 32   Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 14 Oil Cooler
Ret 34   Luigi Musso Ferrari 9 Accident
DNS 16   Alberto Uria Maserati 0 -
Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Formula Libre, Gran Premio ciudad de Buenos Aires (Mendoza) 1956 standings, www.driverdb.com Retrieved on 28 March 2015
  2. ^ "1956 Buenos Aires GP Entry List". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  3. ^ "1956 Buenos Aires GP". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03.


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