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1956 British GP Support Race
1956 ACF GP
1955 British GP

1956 British GP

1956 Vanwall Trophy
1956 German GP
1957 British GP
 IX  RAC British Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSaturday 14 July 1956
Start time14:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitSilverstone
Event FormatRace of 101 laps
Race14 of 24
Championship race54
Circuit
Laps101
Circuit Perimeter4711 m
Race Distance4711 × 101 = 475.811 km
Grid Format4-3-4-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries28
Qualifiers28
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Archie Scott-Brown (Driver),
Bruce Halford (Driver),
Desmond Titterington (Driver),
Paul Emery (Driver),
Emeryson (Car Manufacturer),
BP (Lubricant Manufacturer),
   Emeryson 56 (Car Model),
Bruce Halford (Entrant),
Emeryson Cars (Entrant),
Jack Brabham (Entrant),
Scuderia Guastalla (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 17 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 27 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 4 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 7 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
BP - 1st Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
BP - 1st Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Connaught Engineering - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Englebert - 50th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Maserati - 250th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Owen Racing Organisation - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Peter Collins - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Roy Salvadori - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 6th Place FinishesMaserati (16),
2. Most 9th Place FinishesRobert Manzon (4),
3. Most 10th Place FinishesFerrari (6),
4. Most Consecutive 5th Place FinishesMaserati (3),
5. Most Consecutive 7th Place FinishesMaserati (3),
6. Most 3rd Place Finishes in a SeasonMaserati (6),
7. Most 2nd Place QualificationsJuan Manuel Fangio (12)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (140),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (115),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (84),
4. Most Podium FinishesJuan Manuel Fangio (27),
5. Most RetirementsMaurice Trintignant (23),
6. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresJuan Manuel Fangio (34),
7. Most Race WinsFerrari (25),
8. Most Race WinsJuan Manuel Fangio (19),
9. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (36),
10. Most 5th Place FinishesMaserati (19),
11. Most 7th Place FinishesMaserati (18),
12. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (15.38%),
13. Most Races LedFerrari (46),
14. Most Races LedJuan Manuel Fangio (32),
15. Most Laps LedFerrari (1475),
16. Most Laps LedJuan Manuel Fangio (1038),
17. Most Race EntriesMaserati (260),
18. Most Race EntriesJuan Manuel Fangio (40),
19. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (19),
20. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (18),
21. Most 7th Place QualificationsMaserati (16),
22. Most 13th Place QualificationsMaserati (16),
23. Most 15th Place QualificationsMaserati (11),
24. Most 20th Place QualificationsMaserati (10)

Championships
1 Peter Collins 23 
same
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 22.5 
same
3 Jean Behra 18 
same
4 Stirling Moss 13 
same
5 Pat Flaherty 8 
same
6 Eugenio Castellotti 7.5 
same
7 Paul Frère 6 
same
 Sam Hanks 6 
same
9 Luigi Musso 5 
same
10 Mike Hawthorn 4 
same
 Don Freeland 4 
same
12 Cesare Perdisa 4 
same
13 Alfonso de Portago 3 
up
 Jack Fairman 3 
up
 Johnnie Parsons 3 
same
 Harry Schell 3 
same
17 Horace Gould 2 
up
 Olivier Gendebien 2 
down
 Luigi Villoresi 2 
down
 Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 
down
 Dick Rathmann 2 
down
22 Chico Landi 1.5 
down
 Gerino Gerini 1.5 
down
24 Paul Russo 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 7Car 7
EntrantScuderia FerrariOfficine Alfieri MaseratiOfficine Alfieri Maserati
DriverJuan Manuel FangioStirling MossStirling Moss
CarFerrari D50Maserati 250FMaserati 250F
EngineFerrari 2.5 V8Maserati 2.5 L6Maserati 2.5 L6
Time2:59'47.01'41.01'43.2
Speed158.795 km/h167.917 km/h164.337 km/h


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