Statistics as of September 2, 1956

A pre-race portrait of Juan Manuel Fangio
  • Juan Manuel Fangio
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 45 years 70 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position 1
  • Career 1956
    Races 42 7
    Wins (Best) 20 3
    Poles (Best) 24 6
Stirling Moss at the 1961 British Grand Prix
  • Stirling Moss
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 26 years 351 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 2
  • Career 1956
    Races 29 7
    Wins (Best) 3 2
    Poles (Best) 2 1
  • Peter Collins
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 24 years 301 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position 3
  • Career 1956
    Races 22 7
    Wins (Best) 2 2
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
A delighted Jean Behra after winning the non-Championship BARC 200 race
  • Jean Behra
  • Nationality France
  • Age 35 years 199 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 4
  • Career 1956
    Races 33 7
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (4)
Pat Flaherty waves from the winner's circle at Indianapolis with his wife
  • Pat Flaherty
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 240 days
  • Team Watson
  • 1956 championship position 5
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 1 1
  • Eugenio Castellotti
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 25 years 328 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position 6
  • Career 1956
    Races 13 7
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (2)
  • Paul Frère
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 39 years 216 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position 7
  • Career 1956
    Races 11 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (8)
Sam Hanks (rear) and the builders of the Belond Exhaust Special pose for the cameras
  • Sam Hanks
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 42 years 51 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position 8
  • Career 1956
    Races 7 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (13)
  • Paco Godia
  • Nationality Spain
  • Age 35 years 165 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 9
  • Career 1956
    Races 7 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
  • Jack Fairman
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 43 years 171 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1956 championship position 10
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (15) 0 (15)
  • Luigi Musso
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 32 years 36 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position 11
  • Career 1956
    Races 14 4
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
Mike Hawthorn
  • Mike Hawthorn
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 27 years 145 days
  • Team BRM/Maserati/Vanwall
  • 1956 championship position 12
  • Career 1956
    Races 31 5
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (3)
  • Ron Flockhart
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 33 years 78 days
  • Team BRM/Connaught
  • 1956 championship position 13
  • Career 1956
    Races 3 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (17)
  • Don Freeland
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 31 years 161 days
  • Team Phillips
  • 1956 championship position 14
  • Career 1956
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (26)
Marquis de Portago and Peter Collins before the start of the Mille Miglia
  • Alfonso de Portago
  • Nationality Spain
  • Age 27 years 327 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position 15
  • Career 1956
    Races 4 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
  • Cesare Perdisa
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 23 years 317 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 16
  • Career 1956
    Races 7 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
Harry Schell at Silverstone in 1953
  • Harry Schell
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 35 years 65 days
  • Team Maserati/Vanwall
  • 1956 championship position 17
  • Career 1956
    Races 31 6
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
  • Johnnie Parsons
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 38 years 60 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1956 championship position 18
  • Career 1956
    Races 7 1
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (6)
  • Louis Rosier
  • Nationality France
  • Age 50 years 302 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 19
  • Career 1956
    Races 38 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (10)
Luigi Villoresi
  • Gigi Villoresi
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 47 years 109 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 20
  • Career 1956
    Races 33 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (8)
  • Horace Gould
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 34 years 348 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 21
  • Career 1956
    Races 8 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
  • Nano da Silva Ramos
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 30 years 270 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1956 championship position 22
  • Career 1956
    Races 7 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
Enzo Ferrari chats with Belgian driver Olivier Gendebien ahead of practice
  • Olivier Gendebien
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 32 years 234 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position 23
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
  • Dick Rathmann
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 240 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position 24
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
  • Gerino Gerini
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 28 years 23 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 25
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (16) 0 (16)
  • Chico Landi
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 49 years 50 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position 26
  • Career 1956
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (11)
  • Paul Russo
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 42 years 145 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position 27
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
  • André Pilette
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 37 years 332 days
  • Team Ferrari/Gordini
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 9 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (8) 0 (15)
  • Elie Bayol
  • Nationality France
  • Age 42 years 187 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 8 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
  • Oscar Gonzalez
  • Nationality Uruguay
  • Age 32 years 297 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  • Luigi Piotti
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 42 years 311 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
  • Bob Sweikert
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 105 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (10)
  • Alberto Uria
  • Nationality Uruguay
  • Age 32 years 53 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
  • Toulo de Graffenried
  • Nationality Switzerland
  • Age 42 years 107 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 23 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (18)
  • Bob Veith
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 31 years 306 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (23) 0 (23)
  • Rodger Ward
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 35 years 236 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (15)
  • Robert Manzon
  • Nationality France
  • Age 39 years 143 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 29 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (11)
  • Jimmy Reece
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 26 years 290 days
  • Team Lesovsky
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (21)
  • André Simon
  • Nationality France
  • Age 36 years 241 days
  • Team Gordini/Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 10 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (20)
  • Cliff Griffith
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 40 years 209 days
  • Team Stevens
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (10)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (30)
Reg Parnell, Bob Gerard and Stirling Moss at a slot car race
  • Bob Gerard
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 42 years 227 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 7 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (22)
  • Gene Hartley
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 218 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (22)
  • Roy Salvadori
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 34 years 113 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 12 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
  • Fred Agabashian
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 43 years 12 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 7 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (12)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (7)
  • Bob Christie
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 32 years 151 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
    Poles (Best) 0 (25) 0 (25)
  • Al Keller
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 36 years 144 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
    Poles (Best) 0 (22) 0 (28)
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 37 years 205 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (15)
    Poles (Best) 0 (24) 0 (32)
  • Billy Garrett
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 23 years 131 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (16) 0 (16)
    Poles (Best) 0 (29) 0 (29)
  • Duke Dinsmore
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 43 years 145 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (16) 0 (17)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (33)
  • Pat O'Connor
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 27 years 329 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (18)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
  • Jimmy Bryan
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 218 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (19)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (19)
  • Keith Andrews
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 36 years 79 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (20) 0 (20)
  • Tony Bettenhausen
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 39 years 356 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 7 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (5)
  • Jo Bonnier
  • Nationality Sweden
  • Age 26 years 215 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  • Johnny Boyd
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 14 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
Jack Brabham at Brands Hatch
  • Jack Brabham
  • Nationality Australia
  • Age 30 years 153 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (25) 0 (28)
Tony Brooks ahead of the 1961 season
  • Tony Brooks
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 24 years 190 days
  • Team BRM
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
Lotus team boss Colin Chapman
  • Colin Chapman
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 28 years 106 days
  • Team Vanwall
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
Louis Chiron in 1949
  • Louis Chiron
  • Nationality Monaco
  • Age 57 years 30 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 18 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (8) 0 (0)
  • Ray Crawford
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 40 years 312 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (17)
  • Jimmy Daywalt
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 32 years 5 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (16)
  • Ed Elisian
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 29 years 268 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (18) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
Paul Emery in his 500cc Emeryson
  • Paul Emery
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 39 years 295 days
  • Team Emeryson
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (23) 0 (23)
Jose Froilan Gonzalez getting out of his BRM when the gearbox failed in a non-championship race
  • José Froilán González
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 33 years 333 days
  • Team Maserati/Vanwall
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 25 2
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 3 0 (5)
  • Bruce Halford
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 25 years 107 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (11)
  • Al Herman
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 29 years 171 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (16) 0 (27)
Former Formula One driver Les Leston at the 1971 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix
  • Les Leston
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 35 years 261 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (19) 0 (19)
  • Andy Linden
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 34 years 150 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (9)
  • Umberto Maglioli
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 28 years 89 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 9 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
  • Carlos Menditeguy
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 41 years 23 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
  • Andre Milhoux
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 27 years 268 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (21) 0 (21)
Jim Rathmann
  • Jim Rathmann
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 28 years 48 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
  • Eddie Russo
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 288 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (0)
  • Troy Ruttman
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 26 years 175 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (11)
  • Giorgio Scarlatti
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 34 years 336 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (17)
  • Archie Scott-Brown
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 29 years 112 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
  • Piero Scotti
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 46 years 296 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
Piero Taruffi in conversation on the starting grid
  • Piero Taruffi
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 49 years 326 days
  • Team Maserati/Vanwall
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 19 2
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (4)
  • Johnny Thomson
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 34 years 146 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (18)
  • Desmond Titterington
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 28 years 124 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (11)
  • Johnnie Tolan
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 37 years 316 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (31) 0 (31)
Maurice Trintignant, Formula One World Championship, Monaco, 1963
  • Maurice Trintignant
  • Nationality France
  • Age 38 years 308 days
  • Team Bugatti/Vanwall
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 39 5
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (6)
Wolfgang von Trips a few days before his fatal crash
  • Wolfgang von Trips
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 28 years 121 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  • Jack Turner
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 36 years 203 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (24) 0 (24)
  • Ottorino Volonterio
  • Nationality Switzerland
  • Age 38 years 270 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1956 championship position -
  • Career 1956
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (19) 0 (19)