The 1956 Formula One season
featured the seventh FIA
World Championship of Drivers as well as numerous non-championship races for Formula One
cars. The championship series commenced on January 22
and ended on September 2
after eight races.
Mercedes had withdrawn, so Fangio joined Ferrari team, which had been given the Lancia D50 cars when that team withdrew for financial reasons. The main challenge to Fangio came from Moss at Maserati, and from his team mate Collins, although the British Connaughts, Vanwalls and BRMs showed some signs of promise. Moss and Collins each won two races, but Fangio's shared victory with Musso in Argentina made all the difference.
1956 Drivers Championship final standings
Championship points were awarded at each round on an 8-6-4-3-2 basis to the first five finishers with an additional point awarded to the driver setting the fastest lap of the race. Only the best five round results were counted.
- * Fastest lap (1 point awarded)
- † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
- Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
Non-Championship race results
Other Formula One races also held in 1956, which did not count towards the World Championship.
Notes and references