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The 1956 German Grand Prix was held on August 5. 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 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 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
5 Spain Alfonso de Portago Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
6 France Jean Behra Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
8 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
10 France Robert Manzon France Equipe Gordini Gordini T32 Gordini 25 L8 2.5 E
11 Belgium André Pilette France Equipe Gordini Gordini T32 Gordini 25 L8 2.5 E
12 United States Harry Schell Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
15 France Louis Rosier France Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
18 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
19 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom H. H. Gould Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
20 Spain Paco Godia Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
22 Italy Ottorino Volonterio Italy Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari 9:51.2
2 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari 9:51.5 + 0.3
3 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Lancia-Ferrari 9:54.4 + 3.2
4 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati 10:03.4 + 12.2
5 4 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Lancia-Ferrari 10:20.3 + 29.1
6 8 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati 10:23.5 + 32.3
7 8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Maserati 10:27.6 + 36.4
8 6 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 10:31.6 + 40.4
9 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Italy Maserati 10:32.4 + 41.2
10 5 Spain Alfonso de Portago Italy Lancia-Ferrari 10:37.7 + 46.5
11 21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Italy Maserati 11:04.1 + 1:12.9
12 12 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati 11:16.5 + 1:25.3
13 19 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 11:32.2 + 1:41.0
14 15 France Louis Rosier Italy Maserati 11:39.0 + 1:47.8
15 10 France Robert Manzon France Gordini 11:55.8 + 2:04.6
16 20 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 11:57.6 + 2:06.4
17 11 Belgium André Pilette France Gordini 12:07.6 + 2:16.4
18 14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Lancia-Ferrari 13:05.2 + 3:14.0
19 18 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Maserati 13:50.1 + 3:58.9
20 22 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Italy Maserati 14:17.1 + 4:25.9

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari 22 3:38:43.7 1 9
2 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati 22 +46.4 4 6
3 6 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 22 +7:38.3 8 4
DSQ 21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Italy Maserati 20 Outside assistance 11
4 20 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 20 +2 Laps 16 3
5 15 France Louis Rosier Italy Maserati 19 +3 Laps 14 2
NC 22 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Italy Maserati 16 +6 Laps 19
Ret 11 Belgium André Milhoux France Gordini 15 Engine 21
Ret 5 Spain Alfonso de Portago
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Italy Lancia-Ferrari 14 Accident 10
Ret 18 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati 13 Engine 20
Ret 12 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati 13 Overheating 12
Ret 4 Italy Luigi Musso
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Italy Lancia-Ferrari 11 Accident 5
Ret 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari 8 Fuel Leak 2
Ret 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Lancia-Ferrari 5 Electrical 3
Ret 8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Italy Maserati 3 Steering 7
Ret 19 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 3 Oil Pressure 13
Ret 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Italy Maserati 2 Suspension 9
Ret 10 France Robert Manzon France Gordini 0 Suspension 15
Ret 14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Lancia-Ferrari 0 Engine 17
DNS 8 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati Practice Accident 6
DNS 11 Belgium André Pilette France Gordini Practice Accident 18
DNS 18 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Maserati Villoresi Drove Car
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 Germany German Grand Prix
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