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The 1956 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 2 September 1956 at Monza. It was the final race of the 1956 Formula One World Championship.

Juan Manuel Fangio had an eight-point lead over Ferrari team-mate Peter Collins and the Jean Behra, driving for Maserati.

Fangio retired with a broken steering arm, while Behra also had to pull out. Luigi Musso, also driving for Ferrari, was told to hand his car over to Fangio to ensure the Argentine's third consecutive title but he refused. Brit Collins, with the opportunity for his first world championship, sportingly handed his car over to Fangio during a routine pit-stop.

Fangio finished second, behind Stirling Moss, giving him and Collins a share of the second points for second place and ensuring his third title.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 36 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 50 2:23:41.3 6 9
2 26 United Kingdom Peter Collins
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Ferrari 50 +5.7 secs 7 3
3
3 4 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Connaught-Alta 49 +1 Lap 26 4
4 38 Spain Paco Godia Maserati 49 +1 Lap 18 3
5 6 United Kingdom Jack Fairman Connaught-Alta 47 +3 Laps 16 2
6 40 Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 47 +3 Laps 15
7 14 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 46 +4 Laps 19
8 22 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari 46 +4 Laps 1
9 12 France André Simon Gordini 45 +5 Laps 25
10 42 Italy Gerino Gerini Maserati 42 +8 Laps 17
11 44 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Maserati 41 +9 Laps 14
Ret 28 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari 47 Steering 3
Ret 46 Italy Umberto Maglioli
France Jean Behra
Maserati 42 Steering 13
Ret 18 United States Harry Schell Vanwall 32 Transmission 10
Ret 32 France Jean Behra Maserati 23 Magneto 5
Ret 48 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 16 Engine 22
Ret 20 France Maurice Trintignant Vanwall 13 Transmission 11
Ret 16 Italy Piero Taruffi Vanwall 12 Oil Leak 4
Ret 24 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 9 Tyre 2
Ret 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi
Sweden Jo Bonnier
Maserati 7 Engine 8
Ret 10 France Robert Manzon Gordini 7 Chassis 23
Ret 30 Spain Alfonso de Portago Ferrari 6 Tyre 9
Ret 2 United Kingdom Les Leston Connaught-Alta 6 Suspension 20
Ret 8 Brazil Hernando da Silva Ramos Gordini 3 Engine 21
DNS 50 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari Practice Accident

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1956 German Grand Prix
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1957 Argentine Grand Prix
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