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1956 Grand Prix of France


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Formula One race number 5 of 8
Sunday, July 1, 1956 at Circuit de Reims, Reims, France
61 laps on a 8.302 kilometer street course (506.422 kilometers)

Time of race: 2:34:23.4
Average speed: 196.817 kph
Pole time: 143.3 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: .3 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1956 Formula One results   /   1956 standings

PosSt#DriverTeamChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 314   Peter Collins Scuderia FerrariLancia Ferrari D50 / Lancia Ferrari 2.5 V8612:34:23.4158
2 212   Eugenio Castellotti Scuderia FerrariLancia Ferrari D50 / Lancia Ferrari 2.5 V861+0.3116
3 74   Jean Behra Officine Alfieri MaseratiMaserati 250F / Maserati 2.5 L661+89.904
4 110   Juan Manuel Fangio Scuderia FerrariLancia Ferrari D50 / Lancia Ferrari 2.5 V861+95.1354
5136   Cesare Perdisa Officine Alfieri MaseratiMaserati 250F / Maserati 2.5 L659+2 laps02
61236   Louis Rosier Ecurie RosierMaserati 250F / Maserati 2.5 L658+3 laps00
71740   Paco Godia Officine Alfieri MaseratiMaserati 250F / Maserati 2.5 L657+4 laps00
81432   Hermano da Silva Ramos Equipe GordiniGordini T32 / Gordini 2.5 L857+4 laps00
91530   Robert Manzon Equipe GordiniGordini T32 / Gordini 2.5 L856+5 laps00
10 624   Mike Hawthorn Vandervell Products Ltd.Vanwall / Vanwall 2.5 L456+5 laps00
111934   Andre Pilette Equipe GordiniGordini T16 / Gordini 2.5 L655+6 laps00
ret2042   Andre Simon Andre SimonMaserati 250F / Maserati 2.5 L641engine00
ret168   Piero Taruffi Officine Alfieri MaseratiMaserati 250F / Maserati 2.5 L640engine00
ret1144   Olivier Gendebien Scuderia FerrariLancia Ferrari D50 / Lancia Ferrari 2.5 V838clutch00
ret1038   Luigi Villoresi Luigi PiottiMaserati 250F / Maserati 2.5 L623brakes00
ret 916   Alfonso de Portago Scuderia FerrariLancia Ferrari D50 / Lancia Ferrari 2.5 V820gearbox00
ret1828   Maurice Trintignant Automobiles BugattiBugatti T251 / Bugatti 2.5 L818throttle00
ret 82   Stirling Moss Officine Alfieri MaseratiMaserati 250F / Maserati 2.5 L612gearbox00
ret 422   Harry Schell Vandervell Products Ltd.Vanwall / Vanwall 2.5 L45engine00
dns 526   Colin Chapman Vandervell Products Ltd.Vanwall / Vanwall 2.5 L40did not start00

Relief Drivers:

Car #6: Stirling Moss (39 laps), 1 points)
Car #24: Harry Schell (46 laps)

Fastest Lap: 204.988 kph by Juan Manuel Fangio

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Peter Collins111
  Eugenio Castellotti232
  Juan Manuel Fangio43835
  Eugenio Castellotti39468
  Peter Collins47482
  Eugenio Castellotti49491
  Peter Collins506112