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The 1956 German Grand Prix, or the XVIII Grosser Preis von Deutschland, was held on August 5th. It was the seventh race of the 1956 Formula One Season. Juan Manuel Fangio dominated the weekend in his Lancia-Ferrari, leading the entire race from pole, and setting the fastest lap. Maserati driver Stirling Moss was second, 46.4 seconds behind, and Jean Behra was the only other driver on the lead lap, but more than seven minutes behind.


BackgroundEdit

None of the British teams made the trek to Germany, meaning that the entire field was nothing but Ferraris, Maseratis and a pair of French Gordinis.


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1956 German 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 2.5 V8 E
2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 2.5 V8 E
3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 2.5 V8 E
4 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 2.5 V8 E
5 Spain Alfonso de Portago Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 2.5 V8 E
6 France Jean Behra Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
Italy Cesare Perdisa
10 France Robert Manzon France Equipe Gordini Gordini T32 Gordini 25 2.5 L8 E
11 Belgium André Milhoux France Equipe Gordini Gordini T32 Gordini 25 2.5 L8 E
Belgium André Pilette
12 United States Harry Schell Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 P
15 France Louis Rosier France Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D
18 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Privateer Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
Italy Luigi Villoresi
19 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Gould's Garage Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D
20 Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Privateer Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D
22 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Switzerland Privateer Maserati A6GCM Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
Source:[1]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1956 German Grand Prix is outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Speed Ave.
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari 9:51.2 138.897 km/h
2 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari 9:51.5 +0.3s 138.827 km/h
3 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Lancia-Ferrari 9:54.4 +3.2s 138.149 km/h
4 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati 10:03.4 +12.2s 136.089 km/h
5 4 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Lancia-Ferrari 10:20.3 +29.1s 132.381 km/h
6* 8 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati 10:23.5 +32.3s 131.702 km/h
7 8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Maserati 10:27.6 +36.4s 130.841 km/h
8 6 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 10:31.6 +40.4s 130.013 km/h
9 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Maserati 10:32.4 +41.2s 129.848 km/h
10 5 Spain Alfonso de Portago Italy Lancia-Ferrari 10:37.7 +46.5s 128.769 km/h
11 21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Maserati 11:04.1 +1:12.9 123.650 km/h
12 12 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati 11:16.5 +1:25.3 121.384 km/h
13 19 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Maserati 11:32.2 +1:41.0 118.630 km/h
14 15 France Louis Rosier France Maserati 11:39.0 +1:47.8 117.476 km/h
15 10 France Robert Manzon France Gordini 11:55.8 +2:04.6 114.719 km/h
16 20 Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Italy Maserati 11:57.6 +2:06.4 114.431 km/h
17* 11 Belgium André Pilette France Gordini 12:07.6 +2:16.4 112.859 km/h
18 14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Ferrari 13:05.2 +3:14.0 104.580 km/h
19* 18 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Maserati 13:50.1 +3:58.9 98.923 km/h
20 22 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Switzerland Maserati 14:17.1 +4:25.9 95.807 km/h
NC 18 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati
NC 11 Belgium André Milhoux France Gordini
Source:[2]
  • * Perdisa, Pilette, and Piotti could not take the start of the race as their cars were driven by other drivers.
  • Milhoux and Villoresi were allowed to start at the back of the grid as they had failed to set their time in practice.

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Juan Manuel Fangio
______________ 3 Peter Collins
4 Eugenio Castellotti
Stirling Moss
______________
______________ 5
______________ 6 Luigi Musso
7
Umberto Maglioli
______________
______________ 8
______________ 9 Jean Behra
______________ 10 Roy Salvadori
11 Alfonso de Portago
Bruce Halford
______________
______________ 12
______________ 13 Harry Schell
14 Horace Gould
Louis Rosier
______________
______________ 15
______________ 16 Robert Manzon
______________ 17 Francisco Godia-Sales
18
Giorgio Scarlatti
______________
______________ 19
______________ 20 Ottorino Volonterio
21 Luigi Villoresi
André Milhoux



RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1956 German Grand Prix is outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari 22 3:38:43.7 1 9FL
2 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati 22 +46.4s 4 6
3 6 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 22 +7:38.3 8 4
4 20 Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Italy Maserati 20 +2 laps 16 3
5 15 France Louis Rosier France Maserati 19 +3 laps 14 2
DSQ* 21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Maserati 20 Disqualified 11
NC 22 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Switzerland Maserati 16 +6 laps 19
Ret 11 Belgium André Milhoux France Gordini 15 Engine 21
Ret 5 Spain Alfonso de Portago Italy Lancia-Ferrari 10 Accident 10
United Kingdom Peter Collins 4
Ret 18 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati 13 Engine 20
Ret 12 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati 13 Water pump 12
Ret 4 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Lancia-Ferrari 8 Accident 5
Italy Eugenio Castellotti 3
Ret 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari 8 Fuel line 2
Ret 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Lancia-Ferrari 5 Magneto 3
Ret 8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Maserati 3 Steering 7
Ret 19 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Maserati 3 Oil pressure 13
Ret 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Maserati 2 Engine 9
Ret 10 France Robert Manzon France Gordini 0 Suspension 15
Ret 14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Ferrari 0 Gearbox 18
DNS 8 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati
DNS 11 Belgium André Pilette France Gordini
DNS 18 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Maserati
Source:[3][4]
  • FL Indicates a driver scored one point for fastest lap.
  • * Halford was disqualified for outside assistance as the black flag waved.
  • Volonterio could not be classified as he had failed to complete enough of the race distance.
  • Perdisa, Pilette, and Piotti could not take the start of the race as their cars were driven by other drivers.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 'Germany 1956: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1956/allemagne/engages.aspx, (Accessed 20/07/2020)
  2. 'Germany 1956: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1956/allemagne/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 20/07/2020)
  3. "1956 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1956/races/148/germany.html. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. 'Germany 1956: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1956/allemagne/classement.aspx, (Accessed 21/07/2020)
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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