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

Details
DateSunday 5 August 1956
Start time14:00
EventGerman GP
CircuitNürburgring
Event FormatRace of 22 laps
Race16 of 24
Championship race55
Circuit
Laps22
Circuit Perimeter22810 m
Race Distance22810 × 22 = 501.820 km
Grid Format4-3-4-3
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Dry
Participants
Entries19
Qualifiers19
Finishers5
Championship Debutants
André Milhoux (Driver),    Ottorino Volonterio (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 21 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 8 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Ferrari - 20th Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Ferrari - 25th Win (Car Manufacturer)
Ferrari - 20th Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Ferrari - 25th Win (Engine Manufacturer)
Juan Manuel Fangio - 20th Fastest Lap (Driver)
Juan Manuel Fangio - 20th Win (Driver)
Maserati - 250th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Scuderia Ferrari - 20th Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Scuderia Ferrari - 25th Win (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most DisqualificationsMaserati (2),
2. Highest Disqualification Ratio Bruce Halford (50.00%),
3. Most 3rd Place Finishes in a Season Jean Behra (4),
4. Most 22nd Place QualificationsMaserati (5),
5. Most 7th Place Qualifications in a SeasonMaserati (5)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (147),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (116),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (85),
4. Most Podium Finishes Juan Manuel Fangio (28),
5. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Juan Manuel Fangio (35),
6. Most Race WinsFerrari (26),
7. Most Race Wins Juan Manuel Fangio (20),
8. Most 5th Place FinishesMaserati (20),
9. Most Consecutive 5th Place FinishesMaserati (4),
10. Most 3rd Place Finishes in a SeasonMaserati (7),
11. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (20),
12. Most Fastest Laps Juan Manuel Fangio (20),
13. Most Races LedFerrari (47),
14. Most Races Led Juan Manuel Fangio (33),
15. Most Laps LedFerrari (1497),
16. Most Laps Led Juan Manuel Fangio (1060),
17. Most Race EntriesMaserati (271),
18. Most Race Entries Juan Manuel Fangio (41),
19. Most Perfect WeekendsFerrari (15),
20. Most PolesFerrari (24),
21. Most Poles Juan Manuel Fangio (23),
22. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (20),
23. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (24),
24. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (20),
25. Most 7th Place QualificationsMaserati (17),
26. Most 8th Place QualificationsMaserati (15),
27. Most 9th Place QualificationsMaserati (13),
28. Most 11th Place QualificationsMaserati (15),
29. Most 12th Place QualificationsMaserati (13),
30. Most 13th Place QualificationsMaserati (17),
31. Most 16th Place QualificationsMaserati (18),
32. Most 20th Place QualificationsMaserati (11)

Championships
1  Juan Manuel Fangio 30 
up
2  Peter Collins 23 
down
3  Jean Behra 22 
4  Stirling Moss 19 
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  Alfonso de Portago 3 
  Johnnie Parsons 3 
  Jack Fairman 3 
  Chico Godia 3 
up
  Harry Schell 3 
18  Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 
down
  Louis Rosier 2 
up
  Luigi Villoresi 2 
down
  Dick Rathmann 2 
down
  Horace Gould 2 
down
  Olivier Gendebien 2 
down
24  Gerino Gerini 1.5 
down
  Chico Landi 1.5 
down
26  Paul Russo 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 1Car 1
EntrantScuderia FerrariScuderia FerrariScuderia Ferrari
Driver Juan Manuel Fangio Juan Manuel Fangio Juan Manuel Fangio
CarFerrari D50Ferrari D50Ferrari D50
EngineFerrari 2.5 V8Ferrari 2.5 V8Ferrari 2.5 V8
Time3:38'43.79'51.29'41.6
Speed137.656 km/h138.897 km/h141.190 km/h


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