1956 Formula One season

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The 1956 Formula One season was the 7th of the championship. The champion was Juan Manuel Fangio in a close battle.

Season review[change | edit source]

Round Race Date Location Winning driver(s) Constructor Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 22 Oscar Gálvez Italy Luigi Musso / Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari Report
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 13 Monaco United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati Report
3 United States Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis United States Pat Flaherty United States Watson-Offenhauser Report
4 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix June 3 Spa-Francorchamps United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari Report
5 France French Grand Prix July 1 Reims United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari Report
6 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari Report
7 Germany German Grand Prix August 5 Nürburgring Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari Report
8 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 2 Monza United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati Report

1956 Drivers Championship final standings[change | edit source]

Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
Pts.
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1*† / Ret 2*† / 4† Ret 4* 1 1* 2† / 8† 30 (33)
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Ret 1 3*† / Ret 5† / Ret Ret* 2 1* 27 (28)
3 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ret 2† 1 1 2† / Ret Ret† / Ret 2† 25
4 France Jean Behra 2 3 7 3 3 3 Ret† / Ret 22
5 United States Pat Flaherty 1 8
6 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ret 4† / Ret Ret 2 10† Ret† / Ret 8† / Ret 7.5
7 United States Sam Hanks 2 6
8 Belgium Paul Frère 2 6
9 Spain Paco Godia Ret 7 8 4 4 6
10 United Kingdom Jack Fairman 4 5 5
11 Italy Luigi Musso 1† Ret Ret† Ret 4
12 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 3 10† Ret 4
13 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Ret 3 4
14 United States Don Freeland 3 4
15 Spain Alfonso de Portago Ret 2† / 10† Ret† Ret 3
16 Italy Cesare Perdisa 7 3† 5† 7 Ret 3
17 United States Harry Schell Ret 4 10† / Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
18 United States Johnnie Parsons 4 3
19 France Louis Rosier Ret 8 6 Ret 5 2
20 Italy Luigi Villoresi 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 2
21 Brazil Hernando da Silva Ramos 5 8 Ret Ret 2
22 United Kingdom Horace Gould 8 Ret 5 Ret 2
23 Belgium Olivier Gendebien 5 Ret 2
24 United States Dick Rathmann 5 2
25 Italy Gerino Gerini 4† 10 1.5
26 Brazil Chico Landi 4† 1.5
27 United States Paul Russo Ret* 1
28 Belgium Andre Pilette 6† 6 11 Ret 0
29 Italy Luigi Piotti Ret 6 0
30 United States Bob Sweikert 6 0
31 Uruguay Oscar Gonzalez 6† 0
32 Uruguay Alberto Uria 6† 0
33 France Elie Bayol 6† 0
34 United States Bob Veith 7 0
35 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 7 0
36 United States Rodger Ward 8 0
37 France Robert Manzon Ret 9 9 Ret Ret 0
38 France Andre Simon Ret 9 0
39 United States Jimmy Reece 9 0
40 United States Cliff Griffith 10 0
41 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Ret Ret 11 0
42 United States Gene Hartley 11 0
43 United Kingdom Bob Gerard 11 0
44 United States Fred Agabashian 12 0
45 United States Bob Christie 13 0
46 United States Al Keller 14 0
47 United States Eddie Johnson 15 0
48 United States Billy Garrett 16 0
49 United States Duke Dinsmore 17 0
50 United States Pat O'Connor 18 0
51 United States Jimmy Bryan 19 0
Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio NC 0
France Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Umberto Maglioli Ret Ret Ret† 0
United Kingdom Bruce Halford Ret DSQ Ret 0
Argentina José Froilán González Ret Ret 0
Italy Piero Taruffi Ret Ret 0
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti DNQ Ret 0
Argentina Carlos Menditéguy Ret 0
United States Jim Rathmann Ret 0
United States Johnnie Tolan Ret 0
United States Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
United States Jimmy Daywalt Ret 0
United States Jack Turner Ret 0
United States Keith Andrews Ret 0
United States Andy Linden Ret 0
United States Al Herman Ret 0
United States Ray Crawford Ret 0
United States Johnny Boyd Ret 0
United States Troy Ruttman Ret 0
United States Johnny Thomson Ret 0
Italy Piero Scotti Ret 0
United Kingdom Desmond Titterington Ret 0
United Kingdom Tony Brooks Ret 0
United Kingdom Archie Scott-Brown Ret 0
United Kingdom Paul Emery Ret 0
Australia Jack Brabham Ret 0
Belgium Andre Milhoux Ret 0
United States Les Leston Ret 0
United States Ed Elisian Ret† 0
United States Eddie Russo Ret† 0
United Kingdom Colin Chapman DNS 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)