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1956 Monaco Grand Prix

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Weather  Warm, dry, sunny
Time  1:44.0
Time  1:44.4
Course length  3,145 m
Course length  3,145 m
Third  Jean Behra
Driver  Juan Manuel Fangio
Driver  Juan Manuel Fangio
Distance  314,500 m
Distance  314,500 m
Start date  1956
Location  Circuit de Monaco
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Official name  XIV Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco

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The 1956 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 13 May 1956 at Monaco. It was the second round of the 1956 World Drivers' Championship.


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The Owen’s B.R.M. made their first appearance but after qualifying both cars were withdrawn due to engine valve problems. The other two non-starters were also teammates: the too slow Scarlatti and Chiron due to his engine blowing up in practice.

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Moss, starting from the middle of the front row, took the lead at Gasworks on the first lap and led every lap. Fangio was not having a good day. He hit the straw bales on lap 2, causing Schell and Musso to retire when trying to avoid him, and on lap 32 he hit the harbour wall, bending a rear wheel. He turned the car over to Castellotti after the pit stop to fix the wheel. On lap 54 while second, Collins came in the pit and turned his car over to Fangio. He resumed in third and passed Behra for second on lap 70 but he was 47 seconds behind Moss. On lap 86 Perdisa’s brakes locked when being lapped by Moss, the resulting contact caused Moss’ bonnet to lift allowing Fangio to close the gap by two seconds each lap but Moss won with a 6-second cushion.

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Championship standings after the race

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

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