CMC Ferrari D50 Long Nose - 1st 1956 German Grand Prix - #1 J. Fangio 1:18 (CMC181)
CMC 1:18 diecast model of the #1 Ferrari D50 Long Nose as driven to victory by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1956 German Grand Prix.
A year after the Le Mans tragedy of 1955, the German Grand Prix took place. The date was August 5th, and it was the seventh of the eight-round series.
Going into the race, Peter Collins was one point in front of Fangio. Behra in the Maserati was a further three points behind. The pace setters were, again, Ferrari and Maserati. Both Fangio and Collins were entered in long-nose versions of the D50. Fangio qualified three tenths of a second ahead of his English team-mate.
Collins got to the first corner ahead of Fangio, but before the lap was completed, the Argentinian driver resumed the lead. During the race, Fangio and Collins repeatedly broke the seventeen year old track record, and eventually Fangio set a new record of nine minutes and forty one seconds.
The race was to be a war of attrition, and in the end only seven drivers crossed the line. Fangio won with a clear lead of 45 seconds over Stirling Moss. It was certainly a good day for Fangio, who claimed pole, fastest lap and the victory. It also meant that Fangio took the lead in the championship, going into the season finale in Italy with an eight point advantage.
The official price will be £589.99, although our price is a little lower at just £564.99.