1956 Season

standings

Drivers' Championship

Pos   Driver Car (Team) Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 BS/BF
1 Juan Manuel Fangio Lancia Ferrari D50 (Ferrari) E 30 (33) 7 7 6 4 3 2 2 1/1
2 Stirling Moss Maserati 250F (Maserati) P 27 (28) 7 7 1 3 2 1 1 1 1/1
3 Peter Collins Ferrari 555 Supersqualo; D50 (Ferrari) E 25 7 7 2 3 2/1
4 Jean Behra Maserati 250F (Maserati) P 22 7 7 1 4 4/2
5 Pat Flaherty* Watson Offenhauser (John Zink) F 8 1 1 1 1 1/1
6 Eugenio Castellotti Lancia Ferrari D50 (Ferrari) E 7.5 7 7 1 1 2/2
7 Sam Hanks* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Jones & Maley Cars Inc.) F 6 1 1 1 13/2
7 Paul Frère Lancia Ferrari D50 (Ferrari) E 6 1 1 1 8/2
7 Chico Godia Maserati 250F (Maserati) P 6 5 5 2 13/4
10 Jack Fairman Connaught Alta B Type (Connaught) P 5 2 2 1 1 15/4
11 Luigi Musso Lancia Ferrari D50 (Ferrari) E 4 4 4 1 3/1
11 Mike Hawthorn Maserati 250F (Owen Racing Organisation; Maserati)
BRM P25 (BRM)
Vanwall VW 56 (Vandervell)
D; P
D
P
4 2
2
1
1
1
1








1





8/3
3/ret
6/10
11 Don Freeland* Phillips Offenhauser (Bob Estes) F 4 1 1 1 26/3
11 Ron Flockhart BRM P25 (BRM)
Connaught Alta B Type (Connaught)
D
P
4 1
1
1
1





1


17/ret
23/3
15 Alfonso de Portago Lancia Ferrari D50 (Ferrari) E 3 4 4 1 9/2
15 Cesare Perdisa Maserati 250F (Maserati) P 3 5 4 1 1 6/3
15 Harry Schell Vanwall VW 56 (Vandervell)
Maserati 250F (Scuderia Centro Sud)
P
P
3 5
1
5
1





1

4/4
12/ret
15 Johnnie Parsons* Kuzma Offenhauser (J.C. Agajanian) F 3 1 1 1 6/4
19 Louis Rosier Maserati 250F (Ecurie Rosier) P 2 5 5 1 10/5
19 Luigi Villoresi Maserati 250F (Scuderia Centro Sud; Luigi Piotti; Maserati) P 2 5 5 1 8/5
19 Nano da Silva Ramos Gordini Type 16; 32 (Gordini) E 2 4 4 1 14/5
19 Horace Gould Maserati 250F (Gould's Garage (Bristol)) D 2 4 4 1 13/5
19 Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 555 Supersqualo; D50 (Ferrari) E 2 2 2 1 10/5
19 Dick Rathmann* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (McNamara/Kalamazoo Sports) F 2 1 1 1 4/5
25 Gerino Gerini Maserati 250F (Maserati; Scuderia Guastalla) P 1.5 2 2 1 16/4
25 Chico Landi Maserati 250F (Maserati) P 1.5 1 1 1 11/4
27 Paul Russo* Kurtis Kraft Novi (Novi Vespa/Novi Racing) F 1 1 1 1 8/33
André Pilette Gordini Type 16; 32 (Gordini)
Lancia Ferrari D50 (Ferrari)
E
E
0 3
1
2
1







18/6
15/6
Alberto Uria Maserati A6GCM (Alberto Uria) P 0 1 1 13/6
Oscar Gonzalez Maserati A6GCM (Alberto Uria) P 0 1 1 dns/6
Élie Bayol Gordini Type 32 (Gordini) E 0 1 1 11/6
Bob Sweikert* Kuzma Offenhauser (D-A Lubricants Racing) F 0 1 1 10/6
Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F (Maserati; Luigi Piotti) P 0 3 2 12/6
Bob Veith* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Federal Engineering) F 0 1 1 23/7
Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 250F (Scuderia Centro Sud) P 0 1 1 18/7
Rodger Ward* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Filter Queen/Ed Walsh) F 0 1 1 15/8
Robert Manzon Gordini Type 16; 32 (Gordini) E 0 5 5 12/9
Jimmy Reece* Lesovsky Offenhauser (Massaglia Hotels) F 0 1 1 21/9
André Simon Maserati 250F (Maserati)
Gordini Type 16 (Gordini)
P
E
0 1
1
1
1







20/ret
24/9
Cliff Griffith* Stevens Offenhauser (Jim Robbins) F 0 1 1 30/10
Gene Hartley* Kuzma Offenhauser (Central Excavating) F 0 1 1 22/11
Bob Gerard Cooper Bristol T23 (Bob Gerard) D 0 1 1 22/11
Roy Salvadori Maserati 250F (Gilby) D 0 3 3 7/11
Fred Agabashian* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Federal Engineering) F 0 1 1 7/12
Bob Christie* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500D (Helse/H.H. Johnson) F 0 1 1 25/13
Al Keller* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (Sam Traylor) F 0 1 1 28/14
Eddie Johnson* Kuzma Offenhauser (Central Excavating) F 0 1 1 32/15
Billy Garrett* Kuzma Offenhauser (Greenman-Casale) F 0 1 1 29/16
Duke Dinsmore* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500A (Shannon's) F 0 1 1 33/17
Pat O'Connor* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500D (Ansted Rotary) F 0 1 1 3/18
Jimmy Bryan* Kuzma Offenhauser (Dean Van Lines) F 0 1 1 19/19
Jim Rathmann* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Lindsey Hopkins) F 0 1 1 2/20
Johnnie Tolan* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Trio Brass Foundry/Anderson) F 0 1 1 31/21
Tony Bettenhausen* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Belanger Motors) F 0 1 1 5/22
Ed Elisian* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Hoyt Machine/Fred Sommer) F 0 1 1 14/23
Eddie Russo* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Hoyt Machine/Fred Sommer) F 0 1 1 dns/23
Jimmy Daywalt* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500D (Sumar/Chapman Root) F 0 1 1 16/24
Jack Turner* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Travelon Trailer/Ernest Ruiz) F 0 1 1 24/25
Keith Andrews* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Dunn Engineering) F 0 1 1 20/26
Andy Linden* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Chapman) F 0 1 1 9/27
Al Herman* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Bardahl/Pat Clancy) F 0 1 1 27/28
Ray Crawford* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Ray Crawford) F 0 1 1 17/29
Johnny Boyd* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500E (Bowes Seal Fast/Bignotti) F 0 1 1 12/30
Troy Ruttman* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (John Zink) F 0 1 1 11/31
Johnny Thomson* Kuzma Offenhauser (Peter Schmidt) F 0 1 1 18/32
Ottorino Volonterio Maserati A6GCM (Ottorino Volonterio) P 0 1 1 19/nc
José Froilán González Maserati 250F (Maserati)
Vanwall VW 56 (Vandervell)
P
P
0 1
1
1
1







5/ret
6/ret
Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 250F (Maserati) P 0 1 1 6/ret
Maurice Trintignant Vanwall VW 56 (Vandervell)
Bugatti T251 (Bugatti)
P
E
0 4
1
4
1







6/ret
18/ret
Piero Scotti Connaught Alta B Type (Piero Scotti) P 0 1 1 12/ret
Piero Taruffi Maserati 250F (Maserati)
Vanwall VW 56 (Vandervell)
P
P
0 1
1
1
1







16/ret
4/ret
Tony Brooks BRM P25 (BRM) D 0 2 1 9/ret
Archie Scott-Brown Connaught Alta B Type (Connaught) P 0 1 1 10/ret
Desmond Titterington Connaught Alta B Type (Connaught) P 0 1 1 11/ret
Bruce Halford Maserati 250F (Bruce Halford) D 0 3 3 11/ret
Paul Emery Emeryson Alta Mk1 (Emeryson) D 0 1 1 23/ret
Umberto Maglioli Maserati 250F (Scuderia Guastalla; Maserati) P 0 3 3 7/ret
Jack Brabham Maserati 250F (Jack Brabham) D 0 1 1 28/ret
Giorgio Scarlatti Ferrari 500 (Giorgio Scarlatti; Scuderia Centro Sud) P 0 1 1 17/ret
André Milhoux Gordini Type 32 (Gordini) E 0 1 1 21/ret
Les Leston Connaught Alta B Type (Connaught) P 0 1 1 19/ret
Jo Bonnier Maserati 250F (Maserati) P 0 1 1 dns/ret
Louis Chiron Maserati 250F (Scuderia Centro Sud) P 0 1 dns
Colin Chapman Vanwall VW 56 (Vandervell) P 0 1 5/dns
Wolfgang von Trips Lancia Ferrari D50 (Ferrari) E 0 1 dns

Championship points awarded to the top five finishers in each race on an 8-6-4-3-2 basis. 1 point awarded for the fastest lap of each race.
Points for shared drives are divided equally between the drivers, regardless of how many laps each driver completed during the race.
Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.

* Drivers who participated only in Indianapolis 500.

 

Unofficial Constructors' Rank

Pos   Constructor Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 BS/BF
1 Ferrari / Lancia Ferrari E; P 82 7 7 6 4 5 5 2 1 1/1
2 Maserati P; D 72 7 7 1 3 2 2 6 3 4 1/1
3 Connaught Alta P 9 3 3 1 1 1 10/3
4 Vanwall P 3 5 5 1 4/4
5 Gordini E 2 5 5 1 11/5
Cooper Bristol D 0 1 1 22/11
BRM D 0 2 1 3/ret
Bugatti E 0 1 1 18/ret
Emeryson Alta D 0 1 1 23/ret

 

Legend
GP – Grand Prix; ST – starts; PP – pole positions; FL – fastest laps; 1–10 – finish places; BS – best start; BF – best finish;
nc – not classified; ret – retired; dsq – disqualified; dns – did not start; dnq – did not qualify; dnpq – did not pre-qualify; ex – excluded

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