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1956 German Grand Prix

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Date  5 August 1956
Course length  22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Course  Permanent road course
1956 German Grand Prix
Official name  XVIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location  Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Distance  22 laps, 501.820 km (311.806 mi)

The 1956 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 5 August 1956 at Nürburgring. It was the seventh round of the 1956 World Drivers' Championship.

Forty-five-year-old Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio won the race for Ferrari, and broke Hermann Lang's 17-year-old lap record, set in a Mercedes. Present at the event was 18-year old Juan Carlos, later King of Spain, in support of his relative Alfonso de Portago.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1956 German Grand Prix Wikipedia


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