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The 1956 British Grand Prix was the sixth race in the 1956 Formula One Season. Held on July 14, the winner was Juan Manuel Fangio in a Lancia-Ferrari. A shared drive between Alfonso de Portago and Peter Collins in another Lancia-Ferrari came in second a lap down, while the Maserati of Jean Behra was third, two laps down.

BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1956 British Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
4 Spain Alfonso de Portago Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
8 France Jean Behra Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
9 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
10 Spain Paco Godia Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
11 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
12 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Scuderia Guastalla Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
14 Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos France Equipe Gordini Gordini T32 Gordini 25 L8 2.5 E
15 France Robert Manzon France Equipe Gordini Gordini T32 Gordini 25 L8 2.5 E
16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 2 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
17 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 2 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
18 Argentina José Froilán González United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 2 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
19 United Kingdom Archie Scott Brown United Kingdom Connaught Engineering Connaught B Alta GP L4 2.5 A
20 United Kingdom Desmond Titterington United Kingdom Connaught Engineering Connaught B Alta GP L4 2.5 A
21 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Connaught Engineering Connaught B Alta GP L4 2.5 A
23 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
24 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
25 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
26 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom Bob Gerard Racing Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 L6 2.0 D
27 France Louis Rosier France Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
28 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
29 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
30 Australia Jack Brabham Australia Jack Brabham Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
31 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom H. H. Gould Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
32 United Kingdom Paul Emery United Kingdom Emeryson Cars Emeryson 56 Alta GP L4 2.5 D

Practice OverviewEdit

All practice laps were timed to the even second, prompting another complaint from the FIA after similar incidents in previous years.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1956 British Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati 1:41.0
2 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari 1:42.0 + 1.0
3 23 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom BRM 1:43.0 + 2.0
4 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari 1:43.0 + 2.0
5 16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom Vanwall 1:44.0 + 3.0
6 18 Argentina José Froilán González United Kingdom Vanwall 1:44.0 + 3.0
7 28 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Italy Maserati 1:44.0 + 3.0
8 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Lancia-Ferrari 1:44.0 + 3.0
9 24 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom BRM 1:45.0 + 4.0
10 19 United Kingdom Archie Scott Brown United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 1:45.0 + 4.0
11 20 United Kingdom Desmond Titterington United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 1:46.0 + 5.0
12 4 Spain Alfonso de Portago Italy Lancia-Ferrari 1:47.0 + 6.0
13 8 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 1:47.0 + 6.0
14 31 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 1:48.0 + 7.0
15 9 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati 1:49.0 + 8.0
16 17 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Vanwall 1:49.0 + 8.0
17 25 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom BRM 1:49.0 + 8.0
18 15 France Robert Manzon France Gordini 1:49.0 + 8.0
19 11 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati 1:50.0 + 9.0
20 29 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Italy Maserati 1:51.0 + 10.0
21 21 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 1:51.0 + 10.0
22 26 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 1:53.0 + 12.0
23 32 United Kingdom Paul Emery United Kingdom Emeryson-Alta 1:54.0 + 13.0
24 12 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Maserati 1:54.0 + 13.0
25 10 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 1:55.0 + 14.0
26 14 Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos France Gordini 1:56.0 + 15.0
27 27 France Louis Rosier Italy Maserati 1:59.0 + 18.0
28 30 Australia Jack Brabham Italy Maserati 2:01.0 + 20.0

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Stirling Moss
______________ 3 Juan Manuel Fangio
4 Mike Hawthorn
Peter Collins
______________
______________ 5
______________ 6 Harry Schell
7 José Froilán González
Roy Salvadori
______________
______________ 8
______________ 9 Eugenio Castellotti
______________ 10 Tony Brooks
11 Archie Scott Brown
Desmond Titterington
______________
______________ 12
______________ 13 Alfonso de Portago
14 Jean Behra
Horace Gould
______________
______________ 15
______________ 16 Cesare Perdisa
______________ 17 Maurice Trintignant
18 Ron Flockhart
Robert Manzon
______________
______________ 19
______________ 20 Luigi Villoresi
21 Bruce Halford
Jack Fairman
______________
______________ 22
______________ 23 Bob Gerard
______________ 24 Paul Emery
25 Umberto Maglioli
Paco Godia
______________
______________ 26
______________ 27 Hermano da Silva Ramos
28 Louis Rosier
Jack Brabham


RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari 101 2:59:47.0 2 8
2 4 Spain Alfonso de Portago
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Italy Lancia-Ferrari 100 +1 Lap 12 3
3
3 8 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 99 +2 Laps 13 4
4 21 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 98 +3 Laps 21 3
5 31 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 97 +4 Laps 14 2
6 11 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati 96 +5 Laps 19
7 9 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati 95 +6 Laps 15
8 10 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 94 +7 Laps 25
9 15 France Robert Manzon France Gordini 94 +7 Laps 18
10 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Spain Alfonso de Portago
Italy Lancia-Ferrari 92 +9 Laps 8
11 26 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 88 +13 Laps 22
Ret 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati 94 Axle 1 1
Ret 16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom Vanwall 87 Fuel System 5
Ret 20 United Kingdom Desmond Titterington United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 74 Engine 11
Ret 17 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Vanwall 74 Fuel System 16
Ret 14 Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos France Gordini 71 Axle 26
Ret 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari 64 Oil Pressure 4
Ret 28 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Italy Maserati 59 Fuel System 7
Ret 24 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom BRM 39 Accident 9
Ret 23 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom BRM 24 Transmission 3
Ret 27 France Louis Rosier Italy Maserati 23 Electrical 27
Ret 29 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Italy Maserati 22 Engine 20
Ret 12 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Maserati 21 Gearbox 24
Ret 19 United Kingdom Archie Scott Brown United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 16 Transmission 10
Ret 32 United Kingdom Paul Emery United Kingdom Emeryson-Alta 12 Ignition 23
Ret 30 Australia Jack Brabham Italy Maserati 3 Engine 28
Ret 25 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom BRM 2 Engine 17
Ret 18 Argentina José Froilán González United Kingdom Vanwall 0 Transmission 6
Source: [1]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit


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
Races Argentina • Monaco • Indianapolis • Belgium • France • Britain • Germany • Italy
See also 1955 Formula One Season • 1957 Formula One Season • Category
V T E United Kingdom British Grand Prix
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