XXIV Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1956
Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: July 28-29, rainshowers Track Length (m): 13 461
Attendance: 250 000 Pole Position: ---
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Mike Hawthorn, Jaguar, 4:20.0 =186.383 km/h
Practiced:   Distance (km): 4034.929
Starters: 49, 52 allowed to start Average Speed (km/h): 168.122
Classified: 14    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team - Entrant
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol.
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps
Km
Hour
Reason Out /
Notes
1 1 4 Ecurie Ecosse, GB
Jaguar D-type
Ron Flockhart, GB
Ninian Sanderson, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 300
4034,929
 
2 2 8 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3 S
Stirling Moss, GB
Peter Collins, GB
2922 6 S 3.0 299
4018,633
 
3 3 12 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 625 LM Touring
Olivier Gendebien, B
Maurice Trintignant, F
DNS André Simon, F
DNS Luigi Musso, I
2498 4 S 3.0 293
3937,611
 
4 4 5 Equipe Nationale Belge, B
Jaguar D-type
Jacques Swaters, B
Freddy Rousselle, F
DNS Roger Laurent, B
3442 6 S 5.0 284
3816,671
 
5 5 25 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
Porsche 550A/4 RS Coupe
Richard von Frankenberg, D
Graf Wolfgang Berghe von Trips, D
DNS Umberto Maglioli, I
1498 F4 S 1.5 282
3792,248
 
6 6 1 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type (fuel injection)
Mike Hawthorn, GB
Ivor Bueb, GB
DNS Desmond Titterington, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 280
3759,887
 
7 7 36 Lotus Engineering, GB
Lotus Eleven - Coventry Climax
Reg Bicknell, GB
Peter Jopp, GB
DNS Cliff Allison, GB
DNS Graham Hill, GB
1098 4 S 1.1 253
3397,665
 
8 8 33 Cooper Car Co, GB
Cooper T39 - Climax
Ed Hugus, USA
John Bentley, USA
1098 4 S 1.1 252
3383,779
 
9 9 30 Claude Bourillot, F
Maserati 150 S
Claude Bourillot, F
Henri Perroud, F
DNS Francois Chambelland, F
1497 4 S 1.5 245
3293,812
 
10 10 40 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB HBR5 - Panhard
Gérard Laureau, F
Paul Armagnac, F
747 F2 S 750 231
3103,347
 
11 11 45 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB HBR - Panhard
Jean-Claude Vidilles, F
Jean Thépenier, F
747 F2 S 750 225
3020,898
 
12 12 46 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB HBR - Panhard
André Héchard, F
Roger Masson, F
747 F2 S 750 220
2955,751
 
13 13 34 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
(Roland Bourel ?)
Porsche 356 A/4
Roland Bourel, F
Maurice Slotine, F
1290 F4 S 1.5 212
3851,646
 
14 14 41 Just-Emile Vernet, F
VP 166R - Renault
Jean-Marie Dumazer, F
Lucien Campion, F
845 4 S 1.1 210
2820,830
 
                   
15 NC 14 Aston Martin Ltd
Aston Martin DBR1/250
Tony Brooks, GB
Reg Parnell, GB
DNS Peter Walker, GB
2493 6 S 3.0 246
24h
Transmission
                   
16 DNF 17 Automobiles Talbot, F
Talbot - Maserati
Louis Rosier, F
Jean Behra, F
DNS Jean Lucas, F
DNS Geoffredo Zehender, I
2461 6 S 3.0 220
21h
Gearbox/Trans-
mission
17 DQ/
DNF
6 Robert Walshaw, GB
Jaguar XK 140
Robert Walshaw, GB
Peter Bolton, GB
DNS Ronnie J. Adams, GB
3451 6 S 5.0 209
21h
Disqualifed:
illegal refuel
18 DNF 9 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3S
Peter Walker, GB
Roy Salvadori, GB
DNS Reg Parnell, GB
2922 6 S 3.0 173
16h
Accident
19 DNF 32 Lotus Engineering, GB
Lotus Eleven - Coventry Climax
Colin Chapman, GB
Herbert MacKay-Fraser, USA
DNS Graham Hill, GB
1459 4 S 1.5 172
21h
Connecting rod
20 DQ/
DNF
22 Jean Lucas, F
Ferrari 500 TR
Francois Picard, F
Howard Hively, USA (DND)
Robert 'Bob' E. Tappan, USA
1985 4 S 2.0 137
14h
Disqualified:
illegal refuel
21 DNF 24 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG
Porsche 550 RS A/4
Umberto Maglioli, I
Hans Herrmann, D
DNS Rickard von Frankenberg, D
1498 F4 S 1.5 136
16h
Engine
(Piston)
22 DNF 37 René Breuil, F
RB - Fiat OSCA (Renault ?)
Jean Py, F
Yves Dommée, F
DNS René Breuil, F
1093 4 S 1.1 116
15h
Gearbox
23 DNF 10 Scuderia Ferrari
Ferrari 625 LM Touring
André Simon, F
Phil Hill, USA
DNS Eugenio Castellotti, I
DNS Harry Schell, F/USA
DNS Maurice Trintignant, F
DNS Juan Manuel Fangio, RA
2498 4 S 3.0 107
10h
Transmission
24 DNF 23 Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd, GB
Frazer-Nash Sebring - Bristol
Richard "Dickie" Stoop, GB
Tony Gaze, AUS
1977 6 S 2.0 100
10 h
Accident
25 DNF 16 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T23 S (T15 S ?)
Hermano 'Nano' da Silva Ramos, F/BR
André de Guelfi, F
DNS André Pilette, B
2474 6 S 3.0 90
12h
Clutch
26 DNF 35 Lotus Engineering, GB
Lotus Eleven - Coventry Climax
Cliff Allison, GB
Keith Hall, GB
DNS Reg Bicknell, GB
DNS Graham Hill, GB
1098 4 S 1.1 89
10h
Accident, collision with a dog
27 DNF 19 Jean-Paul Colas, F
Salmson 2300 S
Serge Nersessian, F
Georges Monneret, F
2328 4 S 3.0 80
10h
Engine
28 DNF 15 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T15 S
Robert Manzon, F
Jean Guichet, F
DNS Hermano da Silva Ramos, F/BR
2474 8 S 3.0 80
8h
Oil pressure
29 DNF 20 Equipe Nationale Belge, B
Ferrari 500 TR
Alain den Changy, B
Lucien Bianchi, B/I
1985 4 S 2.0 76
8h
Steering
30 DNF 29 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T17 S
André Milhoux, B
"Charles Rinen" (Henri de Clarence), F
DNS Jean Guichet, F
1495 6 S 1.5 67
8h
Transmission ?
Fuel system
31 DNF 48 Moretti Automobili, I
Moretti 750 Gran Sport Zagato
Marcel Lauga, F
Jean-Michel Durif, F
746 4 S 750 62
10h
Ignition ?
Engine
32 DNF 26 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
Porsche 356 Carrera 1500
Max Nathan, D
Helm Glöckler, D
1498 F4 S 1.5 61
9h
Collision / Fire
33 DNF 21 Pierre Meyrat, F
Ferrari 500 TR
Pierre Meyrat, F
Fernand Tavano, F
1985 4 S 2.0 61
8h
Collision
34 DNF 7 Prince Metternich, D
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Prince Paul Metternich, D
Wittigo von Einsiedel, D
2996 6 S 3.0 58
8h
Engine ?
Ignition
35 DNF 49 Automobiles Panhard, F
Panhard Monopole X89
Jean Hémard, F
Pierre Flahaut, F
745 F2 S 750 50
7h
Engine
36 DNF 27 Wolfgang Seidel, D
(Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D ?
Porsche 550/4 RS
Mathieu Hezemans, NL
Baron Carel Godin de Beaufort, NL
DNS Wolfgang Seidel, D
DNS Helm Glöckler, D
1498 F4 S 1.5 48
7h
Suspension
37 DNF 50 Automobiles Panhard, F
Panhard Monopole X88
Pierre Chancel, F
André Beaulieux, F
745 F2 S 750 46
6h
Accident
38 DNF 28 Gustave Olivier, F
Porsche 550/4 Spyder
Claude Storez, F
Helmut Polensky, D
DNS Gustave Olivier, F
DNS Auguste Veuillet, F
1498 F4 S 1.5 45
8h
Distribution
39 DNF 52 Automobili Stanguellini, I
Stanguellini 750 Sport
René Philippe Faure, F
Gilbert Foury, F (DND)
741 4 S 750 36
6h
Accident
40 DNF 31 Louis Cornet, F
Maserati 150 S
Louis Cornet, F
Robert Mougin, F
DNS Georges Thepenier, F
1487 4 S 1.5 35
4h
Engine
41 DNF 18 Automobiles Talbot, F
Talbot Lago Sport 2500 - Maserati
Geoffredo 'Freddie' Zehender, I
Jean Lucas, F
DNS Louis Rosier, F
DNS Jean Behra, F
DNS Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
2461 6 S 3.0 32
7h
Accident
41 DNF 53 Automobili Stanguellini, I
Stanguellini 750 Sport
Pierre Duval, F
Georges Guyot, F (DND)
741 4 S 750 23
4h
Engine
43 DNF 47 Moretti Automobili, I
Moretti 750 Gran Sport
Marceau Escules, F
Francois Guillaud, F (DND)
DNS Toni Branca, CH (Aquilino Branca ?)
747 4 S 750 22
7h
Ignition
44 DNF 51 Louis Héry, F
Panhard Monopole X86
Louis Héry, F*
Lucien Pailler, F (DND)
745 F2 S 750 5
2h
*Fatal accident
45 DNF 42 Automobili OSCA, I
OSCA Sport 750
Jean Laroche, F
Rémy Radix, F (DND)
749 4 S 750 4
2h
Accident
46 DNF 3 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type
Jack Fairman, GB
Ken Wharton, GB (DND)
DNS Paul Frére, B
3442 6 S 5.0 3
1h
Accident
47 DNF 2 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type
Paul Frére, B
Desmond Titterington, GB (DND)
DNS Duncan Hamilton, GB
DNS Ivor Bueb, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 2
1h
Accident
48 DNF 11 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 625 LM Touring
Marquis Alfonso de Portago, E
(Don Alfonso Antonio Vicente Blas Ángel Francisco Borija Cabez de Vaca y Leighton, Carvajal y Are, XVII Marqués de Portago, Marqués de Moratalla, XIII Conde de La Mejorada, Conde de Pernia, Duke of Alagon, Grande de España) (Phuu!)
Duncan Hamilton, GB (DND)
DNS Eugenio Castellotti, I
2498 4 S 3.0 2
1h
Accident
49 DNF 44 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB HBR5 - Panhard
Fernand Carpentier, F
Pierre Savary, F (DND)
747 F2 S 750 2
2h
Accident
                   
50 DNA  
ERA G - Bristol
-
-
2000 6      
51 DNA   Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 625 LM Touring
Juan-Manuel Fangio, RA
Eugenio Castellotti, I
2498 4     Drivers ill
52 DNA   Automobili OSCA, I
OSCA MT4
Guilio Cabianca, I
Luigi Villoresi, I
  4 S 1.5    
53 DNA   Jacques Pollet, F
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Jacques Pollet, F
-
2996 8 S 3.0    
54 Not accepted   Phoenix, EGY
Phoenix - Turner 2SR6
Raymond Flower, GB
Mike Llewellyn, GB
1960   S 2.0    
55 DNA   Cooper Car Co, GB
Cooper T39 - Coventry Climax
Jack Brabham, AUS
Henry Taylor, GB
  4 S 1.5    
56 DNA   Littery
Panhard Monopole
Robert Chancel, F
-
  F2 S 750    
57 DNA   Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd, GB
Frazer Nash - BMW Continental
-
-
    S 3.0    
58 DNA   Automobili Stanguellini, I
Stanguellini Bialbero
-
-
  4 S 1.1    
59 DNA   Michel Dubonnet, F
Ferrari 250 GT
Michel Dubonnet, F
Maurice Trintignant, F
    S 3.0    
60 DNA   Dick Fitzwilliam, GB
MG A
-
-
  4 S 1.5    

 

Class Winners:

Index of Performance Gerard Laureau / Paul Armagnac D.B. - Panhard
22nd Biennial Cup Gerard Laureau / Paul Armagnac D.B. - Panhard
3001 - 5000cc Ron Flockhart / Ninian Sanderson Jaguar D-type
2001 - 3000cc Stirling Moss / Peter Collins Aston Martin DB 3 S
1101 - 1500cc Graf Wolfgang von Trips / Richard von Frankenberg Porsche 550 RS
751 - 1100cc Reg Bicknell / Peter Jopp Lotus XI - Climax
501 - 750cc Gerard Laureau / Paul Armagnac D.B. Panhard

 

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