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1955 Syracuse GP
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1956 Argentine GP

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1957 Argentine GP
 IV  Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina


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

Details
DateSunday 22 January 1956
Start time14:00
EventArgentine GP
CircuitBuenos Aires
Event FormatRace of 98 laps
Race1 of 24
Championship race49
Circuit
Laps68/30
Circuit Perimeter3912 m
Race Distance3912 × 98 = 383.376 km (scheduled)
3912 × 68/30 = 266.016 km (raced)
Grid Format4-3-4-3
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries13
Qualifiers13
Finishers6
Championship Debutants
Gerino Gerini (Driver),
Olivier Gendebien (Driver),
   Oscar González (Driver)
MilestonesEnglebert - 1st Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
Ferrari - 20th Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Ferrari - 20th Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Luigi Musso - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Luigi Musso - 1st Win (Driver)
Scuderia Ferrari - 20th Pole Position (Entrant)
Shell - 200th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most Laps LedJuan Manuel Fangio (951)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (126),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (103),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (75),
4. Most Podium FinishesJuan Manuel Fangio (25),
5. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresJuan Manuel Fangio (30),
6. Most Race WinsFerrari (22),
7. Most Race WinsJuan Manuel Fangio (18),
8. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (17),
9. Most Fastest LapsJuan Manuel Fangio (17),
10. Most Races LedFerrari (40),
11. Most Races LedJuan Manuel Fangio (29),
12. Most Laps LedFerrari (1349),
13. Most Race EntriesMaserati (227),
14. Most Race EntriesJuan Manuel Fangio (36),
15. Most Perfect WeekendsFerrari (13),
16. Most PolesFerrari (20),
17. Most PolesJuan Manuel Fangio (19),
18. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (17),
19. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (20),
20. Most 7th Place QualificationsMaserati (13),
21. Most 8th Place QualificationsMaserati (13),
22. Most 11th Place QualificationsMaserati (13),
23. Most 12th Place QualificationsMaserati (11),
24. Most 13th Place QualificationsMaserati (12)

Championships
1 Jean Behra 6
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 5
3 Luigi Musso 5
4 Mike Hawthorn 4
5 Olivier Gendebien 2
6 Chico Landi 1.5
 Gerino Gerini 1.5

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 34Car 30Car 34
EntrantScuderia FerrariScuderia FerrariScuderia Ferrari
DriverLuigi Musso / Juan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel Fangio
CarFerrari D50Ferrari D50Ferrari D50
EngineFerrari 2.5 V8Ferrari 2.5 V8Ferrari 2.5 V8
Time3:00'03.71'42.51'45.3
Speed88.642 km/h137.397 km/h133.744 km/h


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