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The 1956 Belgian Grand Prix was the fourth race of the season. The race was won by Peter Collins in a Ferrari, his first victory. Second was local hero Paul Frère in another Ferrari, with a shared drive of Cesare Perdisa and Stirling Moss in a Maserati taking third.


BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1956 Belgian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
4 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
6 Belgium Paul Frère Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
8 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
10 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 2 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
12 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 2 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
20 Belgium André Pilette Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D50 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E
22 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
24 France Louis Rosier France Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
26 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Privateer Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
28 Italy Piero Scotti Italy Piero Scotti Connaught B Alta GP L4 2.5 P
30 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
32 France Jean Behra Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
34 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
36 Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
38 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Owen Racing Organization Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1956 Belgian Grand Prix are outline below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Lancia-Ferrari 4:09.8
2 30 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati 4:14.7 + 4.9
3 8 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Ferrari 4:15.3 + 5.5
4 32 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 4:16.0 + 6.2
5 4 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Ferrari 4:16.0 + 6.2
6 10 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom Vanwall 4:19.0 + 9.2
7 12 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Vanwall 4:22.2 + 12.4
8 6 Belgium Paul Frère Italy Ferrari 4:23.2 + 13.4
9 34 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati 4:35.7 + 25.9
10 24 France Louis Rosier Italy Maserati 4:35.9 + 26.1
11 22 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati 4:37.2 + 27.4
12 28 Italy Piero Scotti United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 4:41.9 + 32.1
13 38 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Maserati 4:48.9 + 39.1
14 36 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 4:49.8 + 40.0
15 26 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 4:50.4 + 40.6
16 20 Belgium André Pilette Italy Ferrari 4:51.9 + 42.1

Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Ferrari 36 2:40:00.3 3 8
2 6 Belgium Paul Frère Italy Ferrari 36 +1:51.3 8 6
3 34 Italy Cesare Perdisa
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Italy Maserati 36 +3:16.6 9 2
3
4 10 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom Vanwall 35 +1 Lap 6 3
5 22 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati 34 +2 Laps 11 2
6 20 Belgium André Pilette Italy Ferrari 33 +3 Laps 16
7 32 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 33 +3 Laps 4
8 24 France Louis Rosier Italy Maserati 33 +3 Laps 10
Ret 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Ferrari 23 Transmission 1
Ret 12 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Vanwall 11 Fuel system 7
Ret 30 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati 10 Wheel 2
Ret 4 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Ferrari 10 Transmission 5
Ret 28 Italy Piero Scotti United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 10 Engine 12
Ret 26 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 2 Gearbox 15
Ret 36 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 0 Accident 13
DNS 38 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Maserati
Source: [1]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit


V T E Belgium Belgian Grand Prix
Circuits Spa-Francorchamps (1950 - 1970, 1983, 1985 - Present), Nivelles (1972, 1974), Zolder (1973, 1975 - 1982, 1984)
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V T E 1956 Formula One Season
Constructors BRM • Bugatti • Connaught • Cooper • Emeryson • Ferrari • Gordini • Maserati • Vanwall
Engines Alta • Bristol • BRM • Bugatti • Ferrari • Gordini • Maserati • Vanwall
Drivers Bayol • Behra • Bonnier • Brabham • Brooks • Castellotti • Chapman • Collins • Emery • Fairman • Fangio • Flockhart • Frère • Gendebien • Gerard • Gerini • Godia-Sales • J. F. González • O. González • Gould • de Graffenried • Halford • Hawthorn • Landi • Leston • Maglioli • Manzon • Menditeguy • Milhoux • S. Moss • Musso • Perdisa • Pilette • Piotti • Portago • Rosier • Salvadori • Scarlatti • Schell • Scott Brown • Scotti • Silva Ramos • Simon • Taruffi • Titterington • Trintignant • von Trips • Uria • Villoresi • Volonterio
Cars BRM P25 • Bugatti T251 • Connaught B • Cooper T23 • Emeryson 56 • Ferrari 555 • Ferrari D50 • Gordini T16 • Gordini T32 • Maserati 250F • Maserati A6GCM • Vanwall VW2
Tyres Avon • Dunlop • Englebert • Pirelli
Races Argentina • Monaco • Indianapolis • Belgium • France • Britain • Germany • Italy
See also 1955 Formula One Season • 1957 Formula One Season • Category
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