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1956 24 Hours of Le Mans

1956 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 24th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 28 and 29 July 1956.

Following the events of 1955, the front stretch and pit lane were redesigned in order to enhance driver and spectator safety. This involved a change to the layout of the Dunlop curve, shortening the overall length of the track by 31 meters.

This race saw the death of French driver Louis Héry when his Monopole was involved in an accident early in the race.

Official results

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 S
5.0
4 23x15px Ecurie Ecosse 23x15px Ninian Sanderson
23x15px Ron Flockhart
Jaguar D-Type Jaguar 3.4L I6 300
2 S
3.0
8 23x15px Aston Martin Ltd. 23x15px Stirling Moss
23x15px Peter Collins
Aston Martin DB3S Aston Martin 2.9L I6 299
3 S
3.0
12 23x15px Scuderia Ferrari 23x15px Olivier Gendebien
23x15px Maurice Trintignant
Ferrari 625LM Touring Ferrari 2.5L I4 293
4 S
5.0
5 23x15px Equipe Nationale Belge 23x15px Jacques Swaters
23x15px Freddy Rousselle
Jaguar D-Type Jaguar 3.4L I6 284
5 S
1.5
25 23x15px Porsche KG 23x15px Richard von Frankenberg
23x15px Wolfgang von Trips
Porsche 550A/4 RS Coupe Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 282
6 S
5.0
1 23x15px Jaguar Cars Ltd. 23x15px Mike Hawthorn
23x15px Ivor Bueb
Jaguar D-Type FI Jaguar 3.4L I6 280
7 S
1.1
36 23x15px Lotus Engineering 23x15px Reg Bicknell
23x15px Peter Jopp
Lotus 11 Coventry Climax 1.1L I4 253
8 S
1.1
33 23x15px Cooper Car Company 23x15px Ed Hugus
23x15px John Bentley
Cooper T39 Coventry Climax 1.1L I4 252
9 S
1.5
30 23x15px Claude Bourillot 23x15px Claude Bourillot
23x15px Henri Perroud
Maserati 150S Maserati 1.5L I4 245
10 S
750
40 23x15px Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 23x15px Gérard Laureau
23x15px Paul Armagnac
DB HBR5 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 231
11 S
750
45 23x15px Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 23x15px Jean-Claude Vidilles
23x15px Jean Thépenier
DB HBR Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 225
12 S
750
46 23x15px Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 23x15px André Héchard
23x15px Roger Masson
DB HBR Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 220
13 S
1.5
34 23x15px Porsche KG 23x15px Roland Bourel
23x15px Maurice Slotine
Porsche 356A/4 Porsche 1.3L Flat-4 212
14 S
1.1
41 23x15px Just-Emile Vernet 23x15px Jean-Marie Dumazer
23x15px Lucien Campion
VP 166R Renault 0.8L I4 210

Not Classified

Failed to complete final lap under own power.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
15 S
3.0
14 23x15px Aston Martin Ltd. 23x15px Tony Brooks
23x15px Reg Parnell
Aston Martin DBR1/250 Aston Martin 2.5L I6 246

Did Not Finish

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
16 S
3.0
17 23x15px Automobiles Talbot 23x15px Louis Rosier
23x15px Jean Behra
Talbot-Lago Sport 2500 Maserati 2.5L I6 220
17 S
5.0
6 23x15px Roger Walshaw 23x15px Roger Walshaw
23x15px Peter Bolton
Jaguar XK140 Jaguar 3.5L I6 209
18 S
3.0
9 23x15px Aston Martin Ltd. 23x15px Peter Walker
23x15px Roy Salvadori
Aston Martin DB3S Aston Martin 2.9L I6 173
19 S
1.5
32 23x15px Lotus Engineering 23x15px Colin Chapman
23x15px Herbert MacKay-Fraser
Lotus 11 Coventry Climax 1.5L I4 172
20 S
2.0
22 23x15px Jean Lucas 23x15px Francois Picard
23x15px Robert Tappan
Ferrari 500 TR Ferrari 2.0L I4 137
21 S
1.5
24 23x15px Porsche KG 23x15px Umberto Maglioli
23x15px Hans Herrmann
Porsche 550A/4 RS Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 136
22 S
1.1
37 23x15px René Breuil 23x15px Jean Py
23x15px Yves Dommée
RB Fiat-O.S.C.A. 1.1L I4 116
23 S
3.0
10 23x15px Scuderia Ferrari 23x15px André Simon
23x15px Phil Hill
Ferrari 625LM Touring Ferrari 2.5L I4 107
24 S
2.0
23 23x15px Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd. 23x15px Richard Stoop
23x15px Tony Gaze
Frazer Nash Sebring Bristol 2.0L I6 100
25 S
3.0
16 23x15px Automobiles Gordini 23x15px Hermano da Silva Ramos
23x15px André Guelfi
Gordini T23S Gordini 2.5L I6 90
26 S
1.1
35 23x15px Lotus Engineering 23x15px Cliff Allison
23x15px Keith Hall
Lotus 11 Coventry Climax 1.1L I4 89
27 S
3.0
19 23x15px Jean-Paul Colas 23x15px Serge Nersessian
23x15px Georges Monneret
Salmson 2300S Salmson 2.3L I4 80
28 S
3.0
15 23x15px Automobiles Gordini 23x15px Robert Manzon
23x15px Jean Guichet
Gordini T15S Gordini 2.5L I8 80
29 S
2.0
20 23x15px Equipe Nationale Belge 23x15px Alain de Changy
23x15px Lucien Bianchi
Ferrari 500 TR Ferrari 2.0L I4 76
30 S
1.5
29 23x15px Automobiles Gordini 23x15px André Milhoux
23x15px Charles de Clareur
Gordini T17S Gordini 1.5L I6 67
31 S
750
48 23x15px Moretti Automobili 23x15px Marcel Lauga
23x15px Jean-Michel Durif
Moretti 750 Gran Sport Zagato Moretti 0.7L I4 62
32 S
1.5
26 23x15px Porsche KG 23x15px Max Nathan
23x15px Helm Glöckler
Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 61
33 S
2.0
21 23x15px Pierre Meyrat 23x15px Pierre Meyrat
23x15px Fernand Tavano
Ferrari 500 TR Ferrari 2.0L I4 61
34 S
3.0
7 23x15px Prince Paul Metternich 23x15px Prince Paul Metternich
23x15px Wittigo von Einsiedel
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Mercedes-Benz 3.0L I6 58
35 S
750
49 23x15px Automobiles Panhard 23x15px Jean Hémard
23x15px Pierre Flahaut
Monopole X88 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 50
36 S
1.5
27 23x15px Wolfgang Seidel 23x15px Mathieu Hezemans
23x15px Carel Godin de Beaufort
Porsche 550A/4 RS Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 48
37 S
750
50 23x15px Automobiles Panhard 23x15px Pierre Chancel
23x15px André Beaulieux
Monopole X88 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 46
38 S
1.5
28 23x15px Gustave Olivier 23x15px Claude Storez
23x15px Helmut Polensky
Porsche 550/4 Spyder Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 45
39 S
750
52 23x15px Automobili Stanguellini 23x15px René Philippe Faure
23x15px Gilbert Foury
Stanguellini 750 Sport Stanguellini 0.7L I4 36
40 S
1.5
31 23x15px Louis Cornet 23x15px Louis Cornet
23x15px Robert Mougin
Maserati 150S Maserati 1.5L I4 35
41 S
3.0
18 23x15px Automobiles Talbot 23x15px Geoffredo Zehender
23x15px Jean Lucas
Talbot-Lago Sport 2500 Maserati 2.5L I6 32
42 S
750
53 23x15px Automobili Stanguellini 23x15px Pierre Duval
23x15px Georges Guyot
Stanguellini 750 Sport Stanguellini 0.7L I4 23
43 S
750
47 23x15px Moretti Automobili 23x15px Marceau Esculus
23x15px Francois Guillaud
Moretti 750 Gran Sport Moretti 0.7L I4 22
44 S
750
51 23x15px Louis Héry 23x15px Louis Héry
23x15px Lucien Pailler
Monopole X86 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 5
45 S
750
42 23x15px Automobili O.S.C.A. 23x15px Jean Laroche
23x15px Rémy Radix
O.S.C.A. Sport 750 O.S.C.A. 0.7L I4 4
46 S
5.0
3 23x15px Jaguar Cars Ltd. 23x15px Jack Fairman
23x15px Ken Wharton
Jaguar D-Type Jaguar 3.4L I6 3
47 S
5.0
2 23x15px Jaguar Cars Ltd. 23x15px Paul Frère
23x15px Desmond Titterington
Jaguar D-Type Jaguar 3.4L I6 2
48 S
3.0
11 23x15px Scuderia Ferrari 23x15px Alfonso de Portago
23x15px Duncan Hamilton
Ferrari 625LM Touring Ferrari 2.5L I4 2
49 S
750
44 23x15px Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 23x15px Fernand Carpentier
23x15px Pierre Savary
DB HBR5 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 2

Statistics

  • Fastest Lap - #1 Jaguar Cars Ltd. - 4:20.0
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Trophy Winners

  • 22nd Biennial Cup - #40 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet
  • Index of Performance - #40 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet