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F1 Championship Decider: The 1956 Italian Grand Prix

Submitted by on November 26, 2012

The Ferrari Team

The eighth and final round of the 1956 season, the Italian Grand Prix, was anything but routine.

Juan Manuel Fangio, in the hunt for his third consecutive world championship title, was fastest in qualifying and took first place on the grid. He was eight points clear of fellow Ferrari driver Peter Collins and Maserati’s Jean Behra.

But it would be Peter Collins and an inspiring act of selflessness that would help him get there.

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