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1956 Caen GP
1956 German GP
1955 Italian GP

1956 Italian GP

1956 Sussex Trophy
1957 Argentine GP
1957 Italian GP
 XXVII  Gran Premio d'Italia
 XVI  Grand Prix d'Europe



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

Details
DateSunday 2 September 1956
Start time14:00
EventItalian GP
CircuitMonza
Event FormatRace of 50 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#8 of 8 in 1956
#56 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps50
Circuit Perimeter10000 m
Race Distance10000 × 50 = 500.000 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Showers
Participants
Entries25
Qualifiers25
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Jo Bonnier (Driver),
Les Leston (Driver),
   Wolfgang von Trips (Driver)
MilestonesCar 14 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 22 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 36 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 36 - 1st Win (Car Number)
Car 42 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 44 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 50 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Ferrari - 25th Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Scuderia Ferrari - 25th Pole Position (Entrant)
Vandervell Products - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Vanwall - 20th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
 André Simon - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
 Gordini - 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Vanwall - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Ferrari - 25th Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Highest 4th Place Finish Ratio Gerino Gerini (100.00%),
2. Most 18th Place Qualifications Maserati (9),
3. Most 13th Place Qualifications in a Season Maserati (7)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (118),
2. Most Retirements Maserati (153),
3. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (87),
4. Most Retirements Maurice Trintignant (24),
5. Most Podium Finishes Juan Manuel Fangio (29),
6. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Juan Manuel Fangio (36),
7. Most 2nd Place Finishes Ferrari (38),
8. Most 6th Place Finishes Maserati (17),
9. Most 7th Place Finishes Maserati (19),
10. Most 8th Place Finishes Ferrari (14),
11. Highest 2nd Place Finish Ratio Ferrari (15.45%),
12. Most 2nd Place Finishes in a Season Ferrari (8),
13. Most Races Led Ferrari (49),
14. Most Laps Led Ferrari (1503),
15. Most Race Entries Maserati (281),
16. Most Race Entries Juan Manuel Fangio (42),
17. Most Poles Ferrari (25),
18. Most Poles Juan Manuel Fangio (24),
19. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Ferrari (21),
20. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (25),
21. Most 8th Place Qualifications Maserati (16),
22. Most 12th Place Qualifications Maserati (14),
23. Most 13th Place Qualifications Maserati (18),
24. Most 16th Place Qualifications Maserati (19),
25. Most 17th Place Qualifications Maserati (13),
26. Most 21st Place Qualifications Maserati (9)

Championship standings
1  Juan Manuel Fangio 30 
2  Stirling Moss 27 up
3  Peter Collins 25 up
4  Jean Behra 22 up
5  Pat Flaherty 8 
6  Eugenio Castellotti 7.5 
7  Paul Frère 6 
  Sam Hanks 6 
9  Chico Godia 6 up
10  Jack Fairman 5 up
11  Luigi Musso 4 up
12  Ron Flockhart 4 up
  Don Freeland 4 up
  Mike Hawthorn 4 up
15  Alfonso de Portago 3 up
16  Cesare Perdisa 3 up
17  Harry Schell 3 up
  Johnnie Parsons 3 up
19  Olivier Gendebien 2 up
  Luigi Villoresi 2 up
  Dick Rathmann 2 up
  Horace Gould 2 up
  Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 up
  Louis Rosier 2 up
25  Gerino Gerini 1.5 up
  Chico Landi 1.5 up
27  Paul Russo 1 up
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 40 
2  Maserati / Maserati 32 
3  Connaught / Alta 7 
4  Vanwall / Vanwall 3 up
5  Gordini / Gordini 2 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 36Car 22Car 36
EntrantOfficine Alfieri MaseratiScuderia FerrariOfficine Alfieri Maserati
Driver Stirling Moss Juan Manuel Fangio Stirling Moss
Car Maserati 250F Ferrari D50 Maserati 250F
EngineMaserati 2.5 L6Ferrari 2.5 V8Maserati 2.5 L6
Time2:23'41.32'42.62'45.5
Speed208.785 km/h221.402 km/h217.523 km/h


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