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1956 French Grand Prix

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Date  1 July 1956
Course length  8.302 km (5.159 mi)
Course  Temporary road course
1956 French Grand Prix
Official name  XLII Grand Prix de l'ACF
Location  Reims Circuit, Reims, France
Distance  61 laps, 506.422 km (314.676 mi)

The 1956 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 1 July 1956 at Reims. It was the fifth round of the 1956 World Drivers' Championship.

Bugatti made a one-off appearance in this race with their Type 251 driven by Maurice Trintignant. The car proved to be uncompetitive and eventually retired after 18 laps.

Championship standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.
  • References

    1956 French Grand Prix Wikipedia


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