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The 1956 Formula One Season was the 7th season of the Drivers' World Championship.

It began on January 13th in Argentina and ended on September 8th in Italy.

The Drivers' World Championship was won by Juan Manuel Fangio of Maserati, 15 points ahead of Stirling Moss. Luigi Musso of Ferrari was third.

Teams and DriversEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
Maserati 250F P Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1-2, 4-8
Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1
France Jean Behra 1, 4-8
Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 1-2, 4-5
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 2, 6-8
United States Harry Schell 2, 4-8
Germany Hans Herrmann 2
Spain Paco Godia 6-7
Ferrari 801 E P United Kingdom Peter Collins 1-2, 4-6, 8
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari DS50 Italy Luigi Musso 1, 4-8
Italy Eugenio Castellotti 1
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 1-2, 4-6, 8
Germany Wolfgang von Trips 1-2, 8
Italy Cesare Perdisa 1
Spain Alfonso de Portago 1
Argentina José Froilán González 1
France Maurice Trintignant 2, 4-5
Ferrari
Maserati
500/250F P United States Harry Schell 1
Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F1
Ferrari 625
Sweden Jo Bonnier 1, 7-8
Argentina Alejandro de Tomaso 1
United States Masten Gregory 2, 6-8
France André Simon 2
Germany Hans Herrmann 6
Maserati 250F P Italy Luigi Piotti 1-2, 7-8
Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F1
BRM P25 D United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 2, 4
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 2
United States Herbert MacKay-Fraser 4
United Kingdom Jack Fairman 5
United Kingdom Les Leston 5
Connaught-Alta B D United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans 2
United Kingdom Connaught Engineering Atla GP United Kingdom Ivor Bueb 2
Cooper-Climax T43 A D Australia Jack Brabham 2, 4
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Climax FPF United Kingdom Les Leston 2
United Kingdom Mike MacDowel 4
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 5, 6[1], 7
Vanwall VW 5 P United Kingdom Stirling Moss 2, 5-8
United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall 254 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 2, 5-8
United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans 4-8
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 4
Maserati 250F D United Kingdom Horace Gould 2, 4-8
United Kingdom H. H. Gould Maserati 250F1
Maserati 250F P Sweden Jo Bonnier 5
Sweden Jo Bonnier Maserati 250F1
Maserati 250F D United Kingdom Ivor Bueb 5
United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F1
Cooper-Climax T43 D Australia Jack Brabham 5, 6[1], 7
United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Climax FPF
Cooper-Bristol T44 D United Kingdom Bob Gerard 5
United Kingdom Bob Gerard Bristol BS2
Maserati 250F D United Kingdom Bruce Halford 6-8
United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 250F1
Porsche RS550 Italy Umberto Maglioli 6[1]
Germany Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche 547/3 Germany Edgar Barth 6[1]
Cooper-Climax T43/T41 D United Kingdom Tony Marsh 6[1]
United Kingdom Ridgeway Management Climax FPF Australia Paul England 6[1]
Porsche RS550 D Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 6[1]
Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 547/3
Cooper-Climax T43 D United Kingdom Brian Naylor 6[1]
United Kingdom J. B. Naylor Climax FPF
Cooper-Climax T43 D United Kingdom Dick Gibson 6[1]
United Kingdom Dick Gibson Climax FPF
Maserati 250F P Spain Paco Godia 8
Spain Francesco Godia Sales Maserati 250F1
Maserati 250F P Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio 8
Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F1 France André Simon 8
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 F2 entrant to German Grand Prix

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

Driver changesEdit

Mid-season ChangesEdit

Team changesEdit

Driver changesEdit

Season calendarEdit

RaceDateEventCircuit
1 January 22 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires
2 May 13 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco
3 May 30 United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4 June 3 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
5 July 1 France French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux
6 July 14 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit
7 August 5 Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring Nordschleife
8 September 2 Italy Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Changes from last seasonEdit

Races not on 1955 calendarEdit

  • The French and German Grands Prix returned to the calendar, having been cancelled in the wake of the Le Mans disaster in 1955. The Spanish and Swiss Grands Prix did not.

Races removed from calendarEdit

The Dutch Grand Prix was removed from the calendar. It did not return until 1958

Season ResultsEdit

Race resultEdit

Round Event Report
Grid Result
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Report
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
1 Italy Luigi Musso
ArgentinaJuan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari
2 France Jean Behra
Maserati
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
Italy Luigi Musso
Ferrari
3 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Maserati
1:45.3 on Lap 68
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Report
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Maserati
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Maserati
2 United Kingdom Peter Collins
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari
3 France Jean Behra
Maserati
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Championship StandingsEdit

NotesEdit

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