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1956 Argentine Grand Prix

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The 1956 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 22 January 1956 at Buenos Aires. It was the first round of the 1956 World Drivers' Championship.

With the withdrawal of Mercedes from Formula One, Fangio and Moss would begin the season with new teams. Fangio would join Ferrari while Moss would lead the Maserati team. The grid at Argentina was completely composed of Italian cars. Ferrari and Maserati showed up with five cars each. The other three cars were Maseratis: two private entries and Hawthorn for the B.R.M. team.

Ferrari dominated practice and occupied the first three grid positions with Fangio’s pole time 2.2 sec faster than second. However, Maserati dominated the early race with Menditeguy and Moss leading the field. Fangio was a non factor with a faulty fuel pump. He took over Musso’s car on lap 29 and re-entered in fifth place. Fangio quickly passed Behra but lost his position after spinning. From laps 40-43 disaster struck the leaders. While third Castellotti’s gearbox broke, Menditguy left the lead with a broken driveshaft, and new leader Moss’ engine began to smoke. Fangio, who had overtaken Behra, passed the ailing Moss on lap 66 and finished unchallenged after Behra spun late. The race was not without controversy when the Maserati team manager lodged a protest that Fangio was push-started after the earlier spin. However, the protest was rejected by both the stewards and the F.I.A.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 34 23x15px Luigi Musso
23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari 98 3:00:03.7 3 4
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2 4 23x15px Jean Behra Maserati 98 +24.4 secs 4 6
3 14 23x15px Mike Hawthorn Maserati 98 +2 Laps 8 4
4 10 23x15px Chico Landi
23x15px Gerino Gerini
Maserati 92 +6 Laps 11 1.5
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5 38 23x15px Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 91 +7 Laps 10 2
6 16 23x15px Alberto Uria
23x15px Oscar González
Maserati 88 +10 Laps 13
Ret 2 23x15px Stirling Moss Maserati 81 Engine 7
Ret 36 23x15px Peter Collins Ferrari 58 Accident 9
Ret 8 23x15px Luigi Piotti Maserati 57 Accident 12
Ret 6 23x15px Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 42 Halfshaft 6
Ret 32 23x15px Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 40 Gearbox 2
Ret 12 23x15px José Froilán González Maserati 24 Engine 5
Ret 30 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 22 Fuel Pump 1

Notes

Drivers' Championship standings after the race

Pos Driver Points
1 23x15px Jean Behra 6
2 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 5
3 23x15px Luigi Musso 4
4 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 4
5 23x15px Olivier Gendebien 2
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.


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