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Team and driver Introduction - includes Tony Brooks, Stirling Moss and Peter Collins. Aston Martin is the hot favourite.

07:05Starting grid

Pre grid action


Moss leads away after the mad dash for the cars.


Paul Frere and Jack Fairman crash


A long rainy dark night, made even longer by a date change, and Flockhart and Sanderson lead - but the Jaguar Ecosse loses the lead overnight to Moss and Collins

14:30Race action

Rain returns again, will this shake up the result?

22:00Checkered flag

Jaguar take the win from Aston and Ferrari.

1956 24 Hours of Le Mans

Added on 7 Sep 2018

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History


It was a controlled race in the front as victory was taken by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson with Jaguar but celebrations were muted in respect for those who died in the tragic accident of 1955.


Channel24 Hours of Le Mans
Program24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Episode title1956 24 Hours of Le Mans
Episode number5
Date added7 September 2018
Original date29 July 1956
Run time23:40
CategoryRacing coverage

24 Hours of Le Mans

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