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1956 Indianapolis 500
1955 Belgian GP

1956 Belgian GP

1956 Aintree 100
1956 ACF GP
1958 Belgian GP
 XVIII  Grand Prix de Belgique


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

Details
DateSunday 3 June 1956
Start time14:00
EventBelgian GP
CircuitSpa-Francorchamps
Event FormatRace of 36 laps
Race10 of 24
Championship race52
Circuit
Laps36
Circuit Perimeter14120 m
Race Distance14120 × 36 = 508.320 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Wet
Participants
Entries16
Qualifiers16
Finishers8
Championship Debutants
Piero Scotti (Driver),
H.H. Gould (Entrant),
   Piero Scotti (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 12 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Cesare Perdisa - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Officine Alfieri Maserati - 10th Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Peter Collins - 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 6th Place FinishesFerrari (15)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (130),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (109),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (79),
4. Most Retirements Maurice Trintignant (21),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (23),
6. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (33),
7. Most 5th Place FinishesMaserati (16),
8. Most 7th Place FinishesMaserati (16),
9. Most 8th Place Finishes Louis Rosier (6),
10. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (14.67%),
11. Most Races LedFerrari (42),
12. Most Races Led Juan Manuel Fangio (30),
13. Most Laps LedFerrari (1381),
14. Most Laps Led Juan Manuel Fangio (970),
15. Most Race EntriesMaserati (241),
16. Most Race Entries Juan Manuel Fangio (38),
17. Most PolesFerrari (22),
18. Most Poles Juan Manuel Fangio (21),
19. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (22),
20. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (19),
21. Most 9th Place QualificationsMaserati (12),
22. Most 10th Place QualificationsMaserati (12),
23. Most 11th Place QualificationsMaserati (14),
24. Most 13th Place QualificationsMaserati (14),
25. Most 16th Place QualificationsMaserati (16)

Championships
1  Peter Collins 12 
up
2  Stirling Moss 11 
up
3  Juan Manuel Fangio 10.5 
down
4  Jean Behra 10 
down
5  Pat Flaherty 8 
down
6  Paul Frère 6 
up
  Sam Hanks 6 
down
8  Luigi Musso 5 
down
9  Don Freeland 4 
down
  Mike Hawthorn 4 
down
11  Cesare Perdisa 3 
up
  Harry Schell 3 
up
  Johnnie Parsons 3 
down
14  Olivier Gendebien 2 
down
  Luigi Villoresi 2 
up
  Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 
down
  Dick Rathmann 2 
down
18  Chico Landi 1.5 
down
  Eugenio Castellotti 1.5 
down
  Gerino Gerini 1.5 
down
21  Paul Russo 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 8Car 2Car 34
EntrantScuderia FerrariScuderia FerrariOfficine Alfieri Maserati
Driver Peter Collins Juan Manuel Fangio Stirling Moss
CarFerrari D50Ferrari D50Maserati 250F
EngineFerrari 2.5 V8Ferrari 2.5 V8Maserati 2.5 L6
Time2:40'00.34'09.84'14.7
Speed190.614 km/h203.491 km/h199.576 km/h


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