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The 1956 Argentine Grand Prix was the opening round of the season. It was held at the Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires on January 22. The race was won by Juan Manuel Fangio, in a shared drive with Ferrari teammate Luigi Musso. The Maseratis of Jean Behra and Mike Hawthorn were second and third.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
4 France Jean Behra Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
8 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
10 Italy Gerino Gerini Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
10 Brazil Chico Landi Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
12 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
14 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
16 Uruguay Óscar González Uruguay Alberto Uria Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
16 Uruguay Alberto Uria Uruguay Alberto Uria Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
18 France Robert Manzon France Equipe Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 23 L6 2.5 E
20 France Élie Bayol France Equipe Gordini Gordini T32 Gordini 25 L8 2.5 E
30 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
32 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
34 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
36 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E
38 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1956 Argentine Grand Prix are outline below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 30 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 1:42.5
2 32 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 1:44.7 + 2.2
3 34 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari 1:44.7 + 2.2
4 4 France Jean Behra Maserati 1:45.1 + 2.6
5 12 Argentina José Froilán González Maserati 1:45.4 + 2.9
6 6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 1:45.6 + 3.1
7 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 1:46.9 + 4.4
8 14 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Maserati 1:47.4 + 4.9
9 36 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 1:47.7 + 5.2
10 38 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 1:50.4 + 7.9
11 10 Brazil Chico Landi Maserati 1:57.9 + 15.4
12 8 Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 1:57.9 + 15.4
DNQ* 16 Uruguay Alberto Uria Maserati No time
WD 10 Italy Gerino Gerini Maserati Appeared in race
WD 16 Uruguay Óscar González Maserati Appeared in race
WD 18 France Robert Manzon Gordini Withdrew
WD 20 France Élie Bayol Gordini Withdrew
  • *Uria did not qualify, but was allowed to start at the back of the grid.

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Juan Manuel Fangio
______________ 3 Eugenio Castellotti
4 Luigi Musso
Jean Behra
______________
______________ 5
______________ 6 José Froilán González
7 Carlos Menditeguy
Stirling Moss
______________
______________ 8
______________ 9 Mike Hawthorn
______________ 10 Peter Collins
11 Olivier Gendebien
Chico Landi
______________
______________ 12
______________ 13 Luigi Piotti
14 Alberto Uria
______________
______________ 15
______________ 16
______________ 17
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RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1956 Argentine Grand Prix are outline below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 34 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari 30 3:00:03.7 3 4
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 68 5
2 4 France Jean Behra Maserati 98 +24.3s 4 6
3 14 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Maserati 96 +2 laps 8 4
4 10 Brazil Chico Landi Maserati 46 +6 laps 11 1.5
Italy Gerino Gerini 46 1.5
5 38 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 91 +7 laps 10 2
6 16 Uruguay Alberto Uria Maserati 44 +10 laps 13
Uruguay Óscar González 44
Ret 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 81 Engine 7
Ret 36 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 58 Accident 9
Ret 8 Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 57 Accident 12
Ret 6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 42 Drive shaft 6
Ret 32 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 40 Gearbox 2
Ret 12 Argentina José Froilán González Maserati 24 Valve 5
Ret 30 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 22 Fuel pump 1
WD 18 France Robert Manzon Gordini
WD 20 France Élie Bayol Gordini

MilestonesEdit

  • Luigi Musso's only Formula 1 victory.

StandingsEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 France Jean Behra 6
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 5
3 Italy Luigi Musso 4
4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 4
5 Belgium Olivier Gendebien 2
6 Brazil Chico Landi 1.5
7 Italy Gerino Gerini 1.5
V T E Argentina Argentine Grand Prix
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V T E 1956 Formula One Season
Constructors BRM • Bugatti • Connaught • Cooper • Emeryson • Ferrari • Gordini • Maserati • Vanwall
Engines Alta • Bristol • BRM • Bugatti • Ferrari • Gordini • Maserati • Vanwall
Drivers Bayol • Behra • Bonnier • Brabham • Brooks • Castellotti • Chapman • Collins • Emery • Fairman • Fangio • Flockhart • Frère • Gendebien • Gerard • Gerini • Godia-Sales • J. F. González • O. González • Gould • de Graffenried • Halford • Hawthorn • Landi • Leston • Maglioli • Manzon • Menditeguy • Milhoux • S. Moss • Musso • Perdisa • Pilette • Piotti • Portago • Rosier • Salvadori • Scarlatti • Schell • Scott Brown • Scotti • Silva Ramos • Simon • Taruffi • Titterington • Trintignant • von Trips • Uria • Villoresi • Volonterio
Cars BRM P25 • Bugatti T251 • Connaught B • Cooper T23 • Emeryson 56 • Ferrari 555 • Ferrari D50 • Gordini T16 • Gordini T32 • Maserati 250F • Maserati A6GCM • Vanwall VW2
Tyres Avon • Dunlop • Englebert • Pirelli
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See also 1955 Formula One Season • 1957 Formula One Season • Category
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