1956 British Grand Prix

British Grand Prix

Saturday, July 14, 1956
Round:
6
Weather:
Warm, dry and overcast
Laps:
101
Fastest Lap:
Moss, 1m43.2
Country:
Britain
Circuit:
1956 season:
Report

A Win for Fangio at Last

Silverstone, July 14th.

THE British event to count in the World Championship series returned once more to Silverstone, sponsored by the Daily Express, where the circuit continues to receive improvements in the way of definition and surface, though the ditches between the track and the public were looked upon with dismay by some of the Continental drivers, they quite rightly considering that driver safety should come before public safety. With lap speeds rising steadily, this year's race had to be lengthened to 101 laps in order to extend the duration of the race to three hours, rather than choosing the alternative of 500 kilometres as laid down in F.I.A. regulations.

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