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The 1956 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 1 July 1956 at Reims. It was race 5 of 8 in the 1956 World Championship of Drivers.

1956 French Grand Prix
Reims-Gueux layout
Reims-Gueux layout
Race details
Date 1 July 1956
Official name XLII Grand Prix de l'ACF
Location Reims Circuit, Reims, France
Course Temporary road course
Course length 8.302 km (5.159 mi)
Distance 61 laps, 506.422 km (314.676 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 2:23.3
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Time 2:25.8
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Maserati

Bugatti made a one-off appearance in this race with their Type 251 driven by Maurice Trintignant. The car proved to be uncompetitive and he retired after 18 laps.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 14   Peter Collins Ferrari 61 2:34:23.4 3 8
2 12   Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 61 +0.3 2 6
3 4   Jean Behra Maserati 61 +1:29.9 7 4
4 10   Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 61 +1:35.1 1 41
5 6   Cesare Perdisa
  Stirling Moss
Maserati 59 +2 Laps 13 1
1
6 36   Louis Rosier Maserati 58 +3 Laps 12
7 40   Paco Godia Maserati 57 +4 Laps 17
8 32   Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 57 +4 Laps 14
9 30   Robert Manzon Gordini 56 +5 Laps 15
10 24   Mike Hawthorn
  Harry Schell
Vanwall 56 +5 Laps 6
11 34   André Pilette Gordini 55 +6 Laps 19
Ret 42   André Simon Maserati 41 Engine 20
Ret 8   Piero Taruffi Maserati 40 Engine 16
Ret 44   Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 38 Clutch 11
Ret 38   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 23 Brakes 10
Ret 16   Alfonso de Portago Ferrari 20 Gearbox 9
Ret 28   Maurice Trintignant Bugatti 18 Throttle 18
Ret 2   Stirling Moss Maserati 12 Gearbox 8
Ret 22   Harry Schell Vanwall 5 Engine 4
DNS 26   Colin Chapman Vanwall Accident/driver injured 5
Source:[1]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Peter Collins 19
  1 2   Jean Behra 14
  1 3   Juan Manuel Fangio 13
  2 4   Stirling Moss 12
  5   Pat Flaherty 8
Source: [2]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1956 French Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "France 1956 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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