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The 1956 Syracuse Grand Prix was a motor race, set to Formula One rules, held on 15 April 1956 at the Syracuse Circuit, Sicily. The race was won by Argentinean Juan Manuel Fangio, in his Scuderia Ferrari entered Lancia D50.

1956 Syracuse Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1956 Formula One season
Race details
Date 15 April 1956
Official name VI Gran Premio di Siracusa
Location Syracuse, Sicily
Course Temporary road circuit
Course length 5.599 km (3.479 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 447.688 km (278.167 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:58.0
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Time 1:59.8
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

ClassificationEdit

Entry ListEdit

No Driver Entrant Car Engine
2   Gerino Gerini Scuderia Guastalla Maserati 250F Maserati
4   Juan Manuel Fangio Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D50 Lancia
6   Horace Gould Gould's Garage Maserati 250F Maserati
8   Giorgio Scarlatti Giorgio Scarlatti Ferrari 500 Ferrari
10   Piero Scotti Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B Alta
12   Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati
14   Luigi Piotti Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F Maserati
16   Eugenio Castellotti Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D50 Lancia
18   Berardo Taraschi Berardo Taraschi Ferrari 166 Ferrari
20   Hermano da Silva Ramos Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 Gordini
22   Desmond Titterington Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B Alta
24   Robert Manzon Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 Gordini
26   Luigi Musso Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D50 Lancia
28   Peter Collins Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D50 Lancia
30   Jean Behra Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati
Source:[1]

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 4   Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 1:58.0  –
2 16   Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 1:58.9 +0.9
3 30   Jean Behra Maserati 1:59.6 +1.6
4 26   Luigi Musso Ferrari 2:00.3 +2.3
5 12   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 2:01.5 +3.5
6 28   Peter Collins Ferrari 2:02.1 +4.1
7 24   Robert Manzon Gordini 2:05.1 +7.1
8 22   Desmond Titterington Connaught-Alta 2:06.6 +8.6
9 14   Luigi Piotti Maserati 2:07.1 +9.1
10 6   Horace Gould Maserati 2:09.1 +11.1
11 2   Gerino Gerini Maserati 2:10.5 +12.5
12 20   Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 2:11.8 +13.8
13 8   Giorgio Scarlatti Ferrari - -
14 18   Berardo Taraschi Ferrari - -
15 10   Piero Scotti Connaught-Alta - -
Source:[2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 4   Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 80 2:48'59.9 1
2 26   Luigi Musso Ferrari 80 +0.2 4
3 28   Peter Collins Ferrari 80 +0.5 6
4 12   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 77 +3 Laps 5
5 2   Gerino Gerini Maserati 77 +6 Laps 11
6 24   Robert Manzon Gordini 76 +4 Laps 7
7 24   Luigi Piotti Maserati 74 +6 Laps 9
Ret 20   Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 42 Mechanical 12
Ret 16   Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 40 Accident 2
Ret 22   Desmond Titterington Connaught-Alta 23 Ignition 8
Ret 10   Piero Scotti Connaught-Alta 21 Gearbox 15
Ret 18   Berardo Taraschi Ferrari 20 Mechanical 14
Ret 8   Giorgio Scarlatti Ferrari 20 Mechanical 13
Ret 6   Horace Gould Maserati 2 Final Drive 10
Ret 30   Jean Behra Maserati 1 Lubrication 3
Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1956 Syracuse GP Entry List". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  2. ^ "1956 Syracuse GP Qualifying". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  3. ^ "1956 Syracuse GP". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25.


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