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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 Qualifications Mike Hawthorn (6)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (134),
2. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (81),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (112),
4. Most Retirements Maurice Trintignant (22),
5. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Juan 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 Laps Juan Manuel Fangio (19),
14. Most Races LedFerrari (45),
15. Most Races Led Juan Manuel Fangio (31),
16. Most Laps LedFerrari (1442),
17. Most Laps Led Juan Manuel Fangio (1005),
18. Most Race EntriesMaserati (249),
19. Most Race Entries Juan Manuel Fangio (39),
20. Most Perfect WeekendsFerrari (14),
21. Most PolesFerrari (23),
22. Most Poles Juan 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 
2  Juan Manuel Fangio 14.5 
up
3  Jean Behra 14 
up
4  Stirling Moss 12 
down
5  Pat Flaherty 8 
6  Eugenio Castellotti 7.5 
up
7  Sam Hanks 6 
down
  Paul Frère 6 
down
9  Luigi Musso 5 
down
10  Don Freeland 4 
down
  Mike Hawthorn 4 
down
12  Cesare Perdisa 4 
down
13  Harry Schell 3 
down
  Johnnie Parsons 3 
down
15  Luigi Villoresi 2 
down
  Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 
down
  Dick Rathmann 2 
down
  Olivier Gendebien 2 
down
19  Gerino Gerini 1.5 
down
  Chico Landi 1.5 
down
21  Paul Russo 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 14Car 10Car 10
EntrantScuderia FerrariScuderia FerrariScuderia Ferrari
Driver Peter Collins Juan Manuel Fangio Juan 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