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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 Finishes Robert 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 Qualifications Juan Manuel Fangio (12)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (115),
2. Most RetirementsMaserati (140),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (84),
4. Most Retirements Maurice Trintignant (23),
5. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Juan Manuel Fangio (34),
6. Most Podium Finishes Juan Manuel Fangio (27),
7. Most Race WinsFerrari (25),
8. Most Race Wins Juan 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 Led Juan Manuel Fangio (32),
15. Most Laps LedFerrari (1475),
16. Most Laps Led Juan Manuel Fangio (1038),
17. Most Race EntriesMaserati (260),
18. Most Race Entries Juan 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 
2  Juan Manuel Fangio 22.5 
3  Jean Behra 18 
4  Stirling Moss 13 
5  Pat Flaherty 8 
6  Eugenio Castellotti 7.5 
7  Paul Frère 6 
  Sam Hanks 6 
9  Luigi Musso 5 
10  Mike Hawthorn 4 
  Don Freeland 4 
12  Cesare Perdisa 4 
13  Jack Fairman 3 
up
  Johnnie Parsons 3 
  Harry Schell 3 
  Alfonso de Portago 3 
up
17  Dick Rathmann 2 
down
  Luigi Villoresi 2 
down
  Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 
down
  Olivier Gendebien 2 
down
  Horace Gould 2 
up
22  Gerino Gerini 1.5 
down
  Chico Landi 1.5 
down
24  Paul Russo 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 7Car 7
EntrantScuderia FerrariOfficine Alfieri MaseratiOfficine Alfieri Maserati
Driver Juan Manuel Fangio Stirling Moss Stirling 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