1956 Swedish Grand Prix

Sveriges Grand Prix

Sunday, August 12, 1956
Round:
5
Laps:
153
Fastest Lap:
Collins, 2m26.2
Country:
Sweden
Circuit:
1956 season:
Report

Ferrari monopoly and Manufacturers' Championship win

Kristianstad, August 12th.

Last year was the occasion of the first really big race in Sweden and the Kungl Automobil Klubben dealt with it so well that this year the FIA granted them permission for the race to be included in the series for the Manufacturers' Championship for sports cars. Once again the rectangular circuit at kristianstad, in the south of Sweden, was used, widened in places since last year and with some of the more severe humpbacks removed. There being only two manufacturers who count for anything in the series of races held for the championship, namely Ferrari and Maserati, the entry list for the Swedish race was almost entirely Italian. The only ray of hope from Great Britain were three private D-type Jaguars, no works cars from Coventry, nor from Feltham being entered.

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