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1956 German Grand Prix

The 1956 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 5 August 1956 at Nürburgring. It was race 7 of 8 in the 1956 World Championship of Drivers.

1956 German Grand Prix
Nürburgring layout
Nürburgring layout
Race details
Date 5 August 1956
Official name XVIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent road course
Course length 22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Distance 22 laps, 501.820 km (311.806 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 9:51.2
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Time 9:41.6
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Maserati
Third Maserati

WinnerEdit

Forty-five-year-old Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio won the race for Ferrari, and broke Hermann Lang's 17-year-old lap record, set in a Mercedes.

AttendeesEdit

Present at the event was 18-year old Juan Carlos, later King of Spain, in support of his relative Alfonso de Portago.[1]

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 22 3:38:43.7 1 91
2 7   Stirling Moss Maserati 22 +46.4 4 6
3 6   Jean Behra Maserati 22 +7:38.3 8 4
4 20   Paco Godia Maserati 20 +2 Laps 16 3
5 15   Louis Rosier Maserati 19 +3 Laps 14 2
DSQ 21   Bruce Halford Maserati 20 Disqualified 11
NC 22   Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 16 +6 Laps 19
Ret 11   André Milhoux Gordini 15 Engine 21
Ret 5   Alfonso de Portago
  Peter Collins
Ferrari 14 Accident 10
Ret 18   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 13 Engine 20
Ret 12   Harry Schell Maserati 13 Overheating 12
Ret 4   Luigi Musso
  Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari 11 Accident 5
Ret 2   Peter Collins Ferrari 8 Fuel Leak 2
Ret 3   Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 5 Electrical 3
Ret 8   Umberto Maglioli Maserati 3 Steering 7
Ret 19   Horace Gould Maserati 3 Oil Pressure 13
Ret 16   Roy Salvadori Maserati 2 Suspension 9
Ret 10   Robert Manzon Gordini 0 Suspension 15
Ret 14   Giorgio Scarlatti Ferrari 0 Engine 17
DNS 8   Cesare Perdisa Maserati Practice Accident 6
DNS 11   André Pilette Gordini Practice Accident 18
DNS 18   Luigi Piotti Maserati Villoresi Drove Car
Source:[2]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1 1   Juan Manuel Fangio 30
  1 2   Peter Collins 22
  3   Jean Behra 22
  4   Stirling Moss 19
  5   Pat Flaherty 8
Source: [3]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Födisch, Jörg Thomas; Völker, Bernhard; Behrndt, Michael (2008). Der große Preis von Deutschland. Alle Rennen seit 1926. Königswinter: HEEL Verlag. p. 75. ISBN 9783868520439.
  2. ^ "1956 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Germany 1956 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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