The 1956 Formula One Season was the 7th season of the Drivers' World Championship.

It began on January 22nd in Argentina and ended on September 2nd in Italy.

The Drivers' World Championship was won by Juan Manuel Fangio of Ferrari, three points ahead of Stirling Moss of Maserati. Fangio's Ferrari teammate Peter Collins was third.


Teams and Drivers[edit | edit source]

Outlined below are the full list of teams and drivers for the 1956 FIA Formula One World Championship:

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
Maserati 250F P United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1–2, 4–8
Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 France Jean Behra 1–2, 4–8
Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 1
Italy Luigi Piotti 1
Brazil Chico Landi 1
Italy Gerino Gerini 1
Argentina José Froilán González 1
Italy Cesare Perdisa 2, 4–7
Spain Francisco Godia-Sales 4–8
Italy Piero Taruffi 5
Italy Umberto Maglioli 7–8
Italy Luigi Villoresi 8
Sweden Jo Bonnier 8
Maserati
BRM
250F
P25
D United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 1–2, 6
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
BRM P25 2.5 L4
United Kingdom Tony Brooks 2, 6
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 6
Maserati A6GCM P Uruguay Alberto Uria 1
Uruguay Privateer Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Uruguay Óscar González 1
Ferrari 555
D50
E Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1–2, 4–8
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 2.5 L4
Ferrari DS50 2.5 V8
Italy Eugenio Castellotti 1–2, 4–8
Italy Luigi Musso 1–2, 7–8
United Kingdom Peter Collins 1–2, 4–8
Belgium Olivier Gendebien 1, 5
Belgium Paul Frère 4
Belgium André Pilette 4
Spain Alfonso de Portago 5–8
West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 8
Gordini T16
T32
E France Robert Manzon 2, 5–8
France Equipe Gordini Gordini 23 2.5 L6
Gordini 25 2.5 L8
France Élie Bayol 2
Belgium André Pilette 2, 5, 7
Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos 2, 5–6, 8
Belgium André Milhoux 7
France André Simon 8
Maserati 250F P France Louis Rosier 2, 4–7
France Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
Vanwall VW 2 P France Maurice Trintignant 2, 4, 6, 8
United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 United States Harry Schell 2, 4–6, 8
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 2, 5, 7
United Kingdom Colin Chapman 5
Argentina José Froilán González 6
Italy Piero Taruffi 8
Maserati 250F D United Kingdom Horace Gould 2, 4, 6–7
United Kingdom Goulds' Garage Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
Ferrari 500 E Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 2
Italy Privateer Ferrari 500 2.5 L4
Maserati
Ferrari
250F
500
P Monaco Louis Chiron 2
Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
Ferrari 500 2.5 L4
Italy Luigi Villoresi 4
United States Harry Schell 7
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 7
Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried 8
Connaught-Alta B P Italy Piero Scotti 2
Italy Privateer Alta GP 2.5 L4
Bugatti T251 E France Maurice Trintignant 5
France Automobiles Bugatti Bugatti 2.5 L8
Maserati 250F P Italy Luigi Villoresi 5–7
Italy Privateer Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Italy Luigi Piotti 7–8
Maserati 250F P France André Simon 5
France Privateer Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
Maserati 250F P Italy Umberto Maglioli 6
Italy Scuderia Guastalla Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Italy Gerino Gerini 8
Connaught-Alta B P United Kingdom Archie Scott Brown 6, 8
United Kingdom Connaught Engineering Alta GP 2.5 L4 United Kingdom Desmond Titterington 6
United Kingdom Jack Fairman 6, 8
United Kingdom Les Leston 8
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 8
Cooper-Bristol T23 D United Kingdom Bob Gerard 6
United Kingdom Bob Gerard Bristol BS1 2.5 L6
Maserati 250F D United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 6–8
United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
Maserati 250F D United Kingdom Bruce Halford 6–8
United Kingdom Privateer Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
Maserati 250F D Australia Jack Brabham 6
Australia Privateer Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
Emeryson-Alta 56 D United Kingdom Paul Emery 6
United Kingdom Emeryson Cars Alta GP 2.5 L4
Maserati A6GCM P Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio 7
Switzerland Privateer Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6

Changes from last season[edit | edit source]

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Mid-season Changes[edit | edit source]

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Season calendar[edit | edit source]

Race Date Event Circuit
1 January 22 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires
2 May 13 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco
3 May 30 United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4 June 3 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
5 July 1 France French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux
6 July 14 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit
7 August 5 Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring Nordschleife
8 September 2 Italy Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Changes from last season[edit | edit source]

Races not on 1955 calendar[edit | edit source]

  • The French and German Grands Prix returned to the calendar, having been cancelled in the wake of the Le Mans disaster in 1955. The Spanish and Swiss Grands Prix did not.

Races removed from calendar[edit | edit source]

The Dutch Grand Prix was removed from the calendar. It did not return until 1958

Season Results[edit | edit source]

Race result[edit | edit source]

Round Event Report
Grid Result
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Report
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
1 Italy Luigi Musso
ArgentinaJuan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari
2 France Jean Behra
Maserati
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
Italy Luigi Musso
Ferrari
3 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Maserati
1:45.3 on Lap 68
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Report
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Maserati
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Maserati
2 United Kingdom Peter Collins
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari
3 France Jean Behra
Maserati
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Championship Standings[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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