1956 France Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Reims circuit. Full information

1956 France Grand Prix poster

1956 France Grand Prix poster

1956 France Grand Prix

1956 France Grand Prix is 53rd Formula 1 race. Passed at the Reims circuit. Juan Manuel Fangio won the pole position, Peter Collins won this race. This was his 2nd victory. Eugenio Castellotti and Jean Behra also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 61 laps (506 km).

Previous race: 1956 Belgium Grand Prix
Next race: 1956 Britain Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1956 France Grand Prix

24th victory for the Ferrari team
2nd victory for the Peter Collins
3rd podium for the Peter Collins
3rd podium for the Eugenio Castellotti
5th podium for the Jean Behra

1956 France Grand Prix

1956 France Grand Prix

Ferrari D50 - 1956 France Grand Prix winner

Ferrari D50 - 1956 France Grand Prix winner

1956 France Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Peter Collins 8.00  2h 34m 23.4s  ( 196.809 km/h ) 61 Scuderia Ferrari
2 Eugenio Castellotti 6.00  2h 34m 23.7s  ( +00.3s ) 61 Scuderia Ferrari
3 Jean Behra 4.00  2h 35m 53.3s  ( +1m 29.8s ) 61 Officine Alfieri Maserati
4 Juan Manuel Fangio 4.00  2h 35m 58.5s  ( +1m 35.1s ) 61 Scuderia Ferrari
5 Cesare Perdisa 1.00   39 Officine Alfieri Maserati
5 Stirling Moss 1.00   20 Officine Alfieri Maserati
6 Louis Rosier 0   58 Ecurie Rosier
7 Francisco Godia-Sales 0   57 Officine Alfieri Maserati
8 Hermano Da Silva Ramos 0   57 Equipe Gordini
9 Robert Manzon 0   56 Equipe Gordini
10 Harry Schell 0   46 Vandervell Products Ltd
10 Mike Hawthorn 0   10 Vandervell Products Ltd
11 André Pilette 0   55 Equipe Gordini
ab André Simon 0  Engine 41 Privé
ab Piero Taruffi 0  Engine 40 Officine Alfieri Maserati
ab Olivier Gendebien 0  Clutch 38 Scuderia Ferrari
ab Luigi Villoresi 0  Brakes 23 L Piotti
ab Alfonso De Portago 0  Gearbox 20 Scuderia Ferrari
ab Maurice Trintignant 0  Throttle 18 Automobiles Bugatti
ab Stirling Moss 0  Gearbox 12 Officine Alfieri Maserati
ab Harry Schell 0  Engine 5 Vandervell Products Ltd
f Tony Brooks 0  Car unavailable   Owen Racing Organisation
np Colin Chapman 0  Accident   Vandervell Products Ltd
f Horace Gould 0  Not present   Gould's Garage
f Piero Scotti 0  Not present   Privé

List of all cars for the 1956 France Grand Prix on the Reims circuit

Connaught Bs

Alta GP L4 2.5

Gordini T32

Gordini 25 L8 2.5

Maserati 250F

Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5

Bugatti T251

Bugatti L8 2.5

Ferrari D50

Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5

BRM P25

BRM P25 L4 2.5

Vanwall VW 2

Vanwall 254 L4 2.5

Gordini T16

Gordini 23 L6 2.5