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1956 Caen GP
1956 German GP
1955 Italian GP

1956 Italian GP

1956 Sussex Trophy
1957 Argentine GP
1957 Italian GP
 XXVII  Gran Premio d'Italia
 XVI  Grand Prix d'Europe



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

Details
DateSunday 2 September 1956
Start time14:00
EventItalian GP
CircuitMonza
Event FormatRace of 50 laps
Race19 of 24
Championship race56
Circuit
Laps50
Circuit Perimeter10000 m
Race Distance10000 × 50 = 500.000 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Showers
Participants
Entries25
Qualifiers25
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Jo Bonnier (Driver),
Les Leston (Driver),
   Wolfgang von Trips (Driver)
MilestonesCar 14 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 22 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 36 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 36 - 1st Win (Car Number)
Car 42 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 44 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 50 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
André Simon - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Ferrari - 25th Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Ferrari - 25th Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Gordini - 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Scuderia Ferrari - 25th Pole Position (Entrant)
Vandervell Products - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Vanwall - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Vanwall - 20th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Highest 4th Place Finish RatioGerino Gerini (100.00%),
2. Most 18th Place QualificationsMaserati (9),
3. Most 13th Place Qualifications in a SeasonMaserati (7)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (153),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (118),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (87),
4. Most Podium FinishesJuan Manuel Fangio (29),
5. Most RetirementsMaurice Trintignant (24),
6. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresJuan Manuel Fangio (36),
7. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (38),
8. Most 6th Place FinishesMaserati (17),
9. Most 7th Place FinishesMaserati (19),
10. Most 8th Place FinishesFerrari (14),
11. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (15.45%),
12. Most 2nd Place Finishes in a SeasonFerrari (8),
13. Most Races LedFerrari (49),
14. Most Laps LedFerrari (1503),
15. Most Race EntriesMaserati (281),
16. Most Race EntriesJuan Manuel Fangio (42),
17. Most PolesFerrari (25),
18. Most PolesJuan Manuel Fangio (24),
19. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (21),
20. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (25),
21. Most 8th Place QualificationsMaserati (16),
22. Most 12th Place QualificationsMaserati (14),
23. Most 13th Place QualificationsMaserati (18),
24. Most 16th Place QualificationsMaserati (19),
25. Most 17th Place QualificationsMaserati (13),
26. Most 21st Place QualificationsMaserati (9)

Championships
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 30 
same
2 Stirling Moss 27 
up
3 Peter Collins 26 
down
4 Jean Behra 22 
down
5 Pat Flaherty 8 
same
6 Eugenio Castellotti 7.5 
same
7 Paul Frère 6 
same
 Sam Hanks 6 
same
9 Chico Godia 6 
up
10 Luigi Musso 5 
down
11 Jack Fairman 5 
up
12 Mike Hawthorn 4 
down
 Don Freeland 4 
down
 Ron Flockhart 4 
up
15 Cesare Perdisa 4 
down
16 Alfonso de Portago 3 
down
 Johnnie Parsons 3 
down
 Harry Schell 3 
down
19 Louis Rosier 2 
down
 Horace Gould 2 
down
 Olivier Gendebien 2 
down
 Luigi Villoresi 2 
down
 Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 
down
 Dick Rathmann 2 
down
25 Chico Landi 1.5 
down
 Gerino Gerini 1.5 
down
27 Paul Russo 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 36Car 22Car 36
EntrantOfficine Alfieri MaseratiScuderia FerrariOfficine Alfieri Maserati
DriverStirling MossJuan Manuel FangioStirling Moss
CarMaserati 250FFerrari D50Maserati 250F
EngineMaserati 2.5 L6Ferrari 2.5 V8Maserati 2.5 L6
Time2:23'41.32'42.62'45.5
Speed208.785 km/h221.402 km/h217.523 km/h


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