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1956 Aintree 100
1956 Belgian GP
1954 ACF GP

1956 ACF GP

1956 British GP Support Race
1956 British GP
1957 ACF GP
 XLII  Grand Prix de l'ACF


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 1 July 1956
Start time14:00
EventACF GP
CircuitReims
Event FormatRace of 61 laps
Race12 of 24
Championship race53
Circuit
Laps61
Circuit Perimeter8302 m
Race Distance8302 × 61 = 506.422 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries20
Qualifiers20
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Alfonso de Portago (Driver),
Colin Chapman (Driver),
Bugatti (Car Manufacturer),
Bugatti (Engine Manufacturer),
   Bugatti T251 (Car Model),
André Simon (Entrant),
Automobiles Bugatti (Entrant),
Luigi Piotti (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 2 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Records Broken 1. Most 6th Place QualificationsMike Hawthorn (6)
Records Extended 1. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (81),
2. Most RetirementsMaserati (134),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (112),
4. Most RetirementsMaurice Trintignant (22),
5. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresJuan Manuel Fangio (33),
6. Most Race WinsFerrari (24),
7. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (34),
8. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (19),
9. Most 5th Place FinishesMaserati (18),
10. Most 7th Place FinishesMaserati (17),
11. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (14.78%),
12. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (19),
13. Most Fastest LapsJuan Manuel Fangio (19),
14. Most Races LedFerrari (45),
15. Most Races LedJuan Manuel Fangio (31),
16. Most Laps LedFerrari (1442),
17. Most Laps LedJuan Manuel Fangio (1005),
18. Most Race EntriesMaserati (249),
19. Most Race EntriesJuan Manuel Fangio (39),
20. Most Perfect WeekendsFerrari (14),
21. Most PolesFerrari (23),
22. Most PolesJuan Manuel Fangio (22),
23. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (18),
24. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (23),
25. Most 7th Place QualificationsMaserati (15),
26. Most 8th Place QualificationsMaserati (14),
27. Most 10th Place QualificationsMaserati (13),
28. Most 12th Place QualificationsMaserati (12),
29. Most 13th Place QualificationsMaserati (15),
30. Most 16th Place QualificationsMaserati (17),
31. Most 17th Place QualificationsMaserati (12),
32. Most 20th Place QualificationsMaserati (9)

Championships
1 Peter Collins 20 
same
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 14.5 
up
3 Jean Behra 14 
up
4 Stirling Moss 12 
down
5 Pat Flaherty 8 
same
6 Eugenio Castellotti 7.5 
up
7 Paul Frère 6 
down
 Sam Hanks 6 
down
9 Luigi Musso 5 
down
10 Mike Hawthorn 4 
down
 Don Freeland 4 
down
12 Cesare Perdisa 4 
down
13 Johnnie Parsons 3 
down
 Harry Schell 3 
down
15 Olivier Gendebien 2 
down
 Luigi Villoresi 2 
down
 Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 
down
 Dick Rathmann 2 
down
19 Chico Landi 1.5 
down
 Gerino Gerini 1.5 
down
21 Paul Russo 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 14Car 10Car 10
EntrantScuderia FerrariScuderia FerrariScuderia Ferrari
DriverPeter CollinsJuan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel Fangio
CarFerrari D50Ferrari D50Ferrari D50
EngineFerrari 2.5 V8Ferrari 2.5 V8Ferrari 2.5 V8
Time2:34'23.42'23.32'25.8
Speed196.809 km/h208.564 km/h204.988 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led