1956 German Grand Prix
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1956 German Grand Prix
1956 German Grand Prix
Nürburgring layout
Nürburgring layout
Race details
Date 5 August 1956
Official name XVIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent road course
Course length 22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Distance 22 laps, 501.820 km (311.806 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 9:51.2
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari
Time 9:41.6
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Maserati
Third Maserati
Lap leaders

The 1956 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 5 August 1956 at Nürburgring. It was race 7 of 8 in the 1956 World Championship of Drivers.

Winner

Forty-five-year-old Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio won the race for Ferrari, and broke Hermann Lang's 17-year-old lap record, set in a Mercedes.

Attendees

Present at the event was 18-year old Juan Carlos, later King of Spain, in support of his relative Alfonso de Portago.[1]

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 9:51.2 --
2 5 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 9:51.5 +0.3
3 4 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 9:54.4 +3.2
4 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 10:03.4 +12.2
5 4 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari 10:20.3 +29.1
6 8 Italy Cesare Perdisa Maserati 10:21.0 +29.8
7 8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Maserati 10:26.7 +35.5
8 6 France Jean Behra Maserati 10:31.6 +40.4
9 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Maserati 10:32.4 +41.2
10 5 Spain Alfonso de Portago Ferrari 10:37.1 +45.9
11 21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 11:04.1 +1:12.9
12 12 United States Harry Schell Maserati 11:16.5 +1:25.3
13 19 United Kingdom Horace Gould Maserati 11:32.2 +1:41.0
14 15 France Louis Rosier Maserati 11:39.0 +1:47.8
15 10 France Robert Manzon Gordini 11:55.8 +2:04.6
16 20 Spain Paco Godia Maserati 11:57.6 +2:06.4
17 14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Ferrari 13:05.2 +3:14.0
18 11 Belgium André Pilette Gordini 13:31.0 +3:39.8
19 18 Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 13:50.1 +3:58.9
20 22 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 14:17.1 +4:25.9
21 18 Italy Luigi Villoresi Maserati
22 11 Belgium André Milhoux Gordini
Source:[2]

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 22 3:38:43.7 1 91
2 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 22 +46.4 4 6
3 6 France Jean Behra Maserati 22 +7:38.3 8 4
4 20 Spain Paco Godia Maserati 20 +2 Laps 16 3
5 15 France Louis Rosier Maserati 19 +3 Laps 14 2
DSQ 21 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 20 Disqualified 11
NC 22 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 16 +6 Laps 19
Ret 11 Belgium André Milhoux Gordini 15 Engine 21
Ret 5 Spain Alfonso de Portago
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Ferrari 14 Accident 10
Ret 18 Italy Luigi Villoresi Maserati 13 Engine 20
Ret 12 United States Harry Schell Maserati 13 Overheating 12
Ret 4 Italy Luigi Musso
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari 11 Accident 5
Ret 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 8 Fuel Leak 2
Ret 3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 5 Electrical 3
Ret 8 Italy Umberto Maglioli Maserati 3 Steering 7
Ret 19 United Kingdom Horace Gould Maserati 3 Oil Pressure 13
Ret 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Maserati 2 Suspension 9
Ret 10 France Robert Manzon Gordini 0 Suspension 15
Ret 14 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Ferrari 0 Engine 17
DNS 8 Italy Cesare Perdisa Maserati Practice Accident 6
DNS 11 Belgium André Pilette Gordini Practice Accident 18
DNS 18 Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati Villoresi Drove Car
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 - Includes 1 point for fastest lap

Shared drives

Championship standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1uparrow green.svg 1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 30
1downarrow red.svg 1 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins 22
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 France Jean Behra 22
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 United States Pat Flaherty 8
Source: [4]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

References

  1. ^ Födisch, Jörg Thomas; Völker, Bernhard; Behrndt, Michael (2008). Der große Preis von Deutschland. Alle Rennen seit 1926. Königswinter: HEEL Verlag. p. 75. ISBN 9783868520439.
  2. ^ "1956 German Grand Prix". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "1956 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Germany 1956 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.



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