Nine entrants, guys! I finally made a good one!1. When was the only year Force India finished below their previous championship position?
2010? Fisichella got them some nice points in Spa but I think they weren't that competitive anywhere else. I'm going with 2010 nevertheless.
2011 or 2013 (whichever is right)
Errrrr, 2011 if I remember correctly. I could be remembering very wrong as well...
2012 I think?
2012, I think, as a result of Sauber's improvement.
Was going to say 2010, but I feel like the new points system may have helped them. So maybe 2012? Because that season was silly-close with many teams jousting for wins, but Force India was not amongst them.
In 2012, they came 7th, down from 6th.2. When was the last time Marcus Ericsson scored a point?
2014... if you want the Grand Prix I don't know it, so I'll guess Belgium.
The 2015 Japanese Grand Prix
bathplug knows. Some time in 2015 maybe?
A race in 2015
2015. When in 2015 I can't remember, but 2015.
Mid-2015 when he had like three pointscoring races in a row. I'm going to guess Belgium was the last of those.
His 9th place at the 2015 Italian Grand Prix was his second best result at the time, and it still is.3. How many different driver pairings has Toro Rosso had?
I'm not going to start counting them so I'll just guess 14.
I count thirteen, though I may have messed up in 2017.
I can work this one out!
2006 - Liuzzi and Speed (1)
2007 - Liuzzi and Speed / Liuzzi and Vettel (3)
2008 - Vettel and Bourdais (4)
2009 - Bourdais and Buemi (5)
2010 - Bourdais and Alguersuari (6)
2011 - Ditto
2012 - Ricciardo & Vergne (7)
2013 - Ditto
2014 - Vergne & Kvyat (8)
2015 - Verstappen & Sainz (9)
2016 - Ditto / Kvyat & Sainz (10)
2017 - Ditto / Sainz & Gasly / Hartley & Kvyat / Gasly & Hartley (13)
Thirteen assuming I've not missed anyone.
Twelve. I think. That driver roulette at the end of last year was some next level merry-go-round.
Aislabie has been kind enough to give all the pairings here so I don't have to (Bourdais was sacked during his last season, but otherwise the years are correct). However, he counted Liuzzi and Speed twice and ended up saying 13, despite knowing the answer.4. His name sounds kind of like Leclerc.
Charles Leclerc? Am I missing something here?
Nay idea tbh
Errr....Charles LeClerc? Or you going for a past driver? Peter de Klerk?
Robert La Caze? Help me out here man.
Who do you want - Michel Leclere or Neville Lederle?
I had Peter de Klerk down, but Michel Leclère is of course also acceptable.5. When did Sauber win the 24 Hours of Le Mans?
1991. I'm half confident I got this right. Only half, though.
I have no idea. 1990? Complete stab in the hay I'm afraid.
1989 as the works Mercedes team.
1989 ..around then --1989?
Yep, most of you knew this.6. What did Kevin Magnussen do from 2014 to 2017 that no one else did?
...???..Go from McLaren to Haas...
Drive for three different teams.
Drive with a Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari engine
Contested a race weekend with all current engine manufacturers
Driven with every currently active engine supplier (not counting pointless rebadging exercises). I think this was asked on a previous quiz, come to think of it...
He entered a race with every single engine manufacturer in the V6 turbo era.
Used different engines every year.
Enter Grands Prix with every different engine:
2014 - McLaren-Mercedes
2015 - McLaren-Honda
2016 - Renault
2017 - Haas-Ferrari
Try all different engines.
This was easier than I expected.7. When did Mercedes win their first drivers' championship?
I'm going to say 1954.
1954 with Juan Manuel Fangio
1954 with Fangio. Though, IIRC, he raced with Maserati as well that season. Fangio's 1955 if you want to count a full season, then.
Mercedes have never won a drivers' championship because Mercedes is not a driver.
But seriously, 1935 European, 1954 world, 1955 world without sharing.
The answer is 1935. I never said anything about F1.8. What races make up Ricciardo's F1 win streak?
2014 Monaco and Canada
Canada, Hungary, Belgium, Malaysia and Azerbaijan.
"temporary race tracks", ones that are only built for the F1 race but are otherwise public roads.
Hungarian and Belgian GPs 2014
2014 Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix
2014 Hungary and Belgium.
Err....two races in 2014, I know that. I remember Hungary was one of them. Was Belgium the other?
Win streak? Hmmm... I think he won back-to-back in 2014 but I don't really know. I'll keep guessing Belgium and then... Italy? Nah, Hungary makes more sense for Red Bull.
2014 Hungary and Belgium. Everyone was either right or horribly wrong.9. Where was Max Verstappen's first car race?
Belgium. I'm guessing this because he lived so close to the Belgian border that...y'know, he started racing there.
Motorland Aragon? Genuinely no idea.
Florida Winter Series 2014 at Sebring
Didn't he do the Florida Winter Series in 2013-14? I guess my answer's Sebring if so.
The Florida Winter Series, perfect for tricky questions. Well, 78% perfect.10. How many wins did Pierre Gasly get in his season in FR3.5?
No idea. 7.
1. I've no clue. Who follows FR3.5 anymore??
No idea, I'll say one.
None because I remember there being a while of people slating him for not winning things.
Whether you knew it or just figured it'd be a trick, almost half of you got this one. He got second in the championship, and the very next year Ocon pulled off his epic GP3 season, but he
had a race win. Cheater.11. How many F1 4th places does Hülkenberg have?
Three, I think. I do remember it was less than I expected
It would be great he had four 4ths, but the answer is three.12. Not counting Indy, what was the first American F1 constructor?
Eagle is the first I know but I'm prettu sure there are earlier ones...
Cooper-JAP was entered under the American flag for Harry Schell, but I'm thinking you may be looking for Eagle.
I'm in a pickle. I want to say Scarab, but my mind is pulling myself towards that weird one-off by Rodger Ward's Kurtis Kraft at Sebring 1959.
Funnily enough, Kurtis Kraft can lay claim to having the first American-built car entered into a world championship F1 race, thanks to Rodger Ward.
Indeed, that Kurtis Kraft midget was the first World Championship car representing the USA... emphasis on World Championship, despite the race it was in....13. What was the first engine make McLaren used?
Serenissima. Oddly enough, this is the only answer I'm 100% sure I'm correct on.
Serenissima I think, although they also used a Ford-Cosworth that season so it might be a double bluff.
Ford 3.0 Litre Indy 500 V8 and a Serenissima 3.0 Litre V8
That was Ford.
Ooooh, wasn't it a Ford V8?
Most of McLaren's entries in their first season were with a Serenissima, but the first was with a Ford.14. In what F1 season did Alonso get at least one win, but more pole positions?
2003. Maybe. Please let it be 2003.
2003 seems plausible to me.
Win one win and two poles, the answer is indeed 2003.15. What was the first F1 race with an Austrian constructor?
1964 Austrian Grand Prix
1976 Austrian Grand Prix
I feel this has a trick answer here. I think Red Bull was and is the only Austrian constructor ever. I think. And weren't they British until they started winning races? My guess, then, would be 2009 Chinese GP. Most likely wrong, but its worth a stab.
I don't know of any other Austrian constructors than Red Bull so I'm going with 2005 Australian GP.
2005 Australia, although for some reason I've been seeing a British flag beside the Red Bull name in Wikipedia's page for the 2005 season recently...
Almost certainly a trick question, but Australia 2005.
Oh, this is going to be some bollocks about how Red Bull were registered as a British team for their first season. I think Bahrain 2006?
Probably Red Bull, though I recall they were British for a season or two, so I will say, the 2007 Australian Grand Prix.
For their first season, Red Bull were British. Or was it their first two? The Internet won't tell me, so I have to take both. The point is, they weren't always Austrian.16. Esteban Ocon's appearance in F1 ended a long drought. Who is the previous F1 driver to have a family name starting with O?
Tim O'GLock - Jordan 2004
Bruno Jack O'Melley.
Oooh this is niche. Jackie Oliver is the most recent I can think of but there's probably some obscure DNPQ merchant since him.
Wow. What even is this??? Err...whoa...Jackie Oliver?
Could it be the great Danny Ongais?
Yes, it is Danny Ongais. It was a guy who had a profile! 89% of you should feel ashamed. 17. When was the last time Williams got an F1 podium that wasn't third place?
bathplug, 2012 Spanish GP
I might be missing a time Williams got a double podium from their Martini days, I can't remember if that ever happened. But I'll go with the obvious answer, and that is the Reverend Maldonado's glorious win in Spain 2012.
Probably not since 2014. I'll say Austria 2014.
2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas got a couple of second-places in 2014. Surely there must be some since then? Wait, weren't they weirdly good that year in Abu Dhabi? And Rosberg's car wet the bed, so I'm going Abu Dhabi 2014
2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (got 2nd and 3rd in that race)
Yes, who could forget Williams' double podium at Abu Dhabi? Well, most of us.18. In F1 from 1977 to 1985, how long is the Renault works team's longest streak of double finishes?
1 race. They were unreliable then. I can't trust them.
One Grand Prix - they were always blowing up back then. It's one or never, surely?
I'll say five, but I have a feeling I'm being too generous...
In the first three races of 1985, both cars finished. That was their record, and they only did it once. They also only got two in a row once. 1 was not a bad guess.19. What was Valtteri Bottas' team in Euro F3?
.....AAW Racing? Because...of Kinnunen???...I don't trust my answer, my gut says Carlin, but AAW will be my final answer. I'm very wrong, aren't I.
No idea, so I'll go with ART. Didn't he win the GP3 title for them?
Yep, ART. Wasn't the only thing he did with them, as is pointed out.20. What teams did Brendon Hartley race for in GP2? (0.5 each)
Arden and Rapax
ART, Addax (dunno)
No clue, so I'll say Arden for the Red Bull connection and... I don't know, iSport?
Gauthier and Loonmotor, I have no idea.
Campos (hasn't everyone?) and Carlin
Rapax, Ocean Racing Tech
Ocean Racing, Coloni
Coloni and Ocean, for two and four weekends respectively over three years. Most of you weren't thinking rejectful enough.21. What is Kimi Räikkönen's first name?
I give up. Matias?
Kimi. Calling the double-bluff. Although if you're counting the second barrel, Kimi-Mattias I think.
Most of you knew there was Matias involved, most knew it was a double-barreled name, most spelled it correctly, but only a minority got it all.22. Name the F1 races in which Pérez finished behind Gutiérrez.
I don't know, so I'm going to keep calling bluffs. Never.
There's no (0.2 points) per answer clue here. This is a trick question. I say zero.
Dunno, probs a few at the tail end of 2013. Maybe the 2013 Singapore GP?
2014 Belgium; 2013 Japan; 2016 Australia (I don't know)
Japan 2013 is the only possible one I can think of.
2013 Japan, his best result, is one. 2014 Brazil is the other.23. What series did Stroll race in in 2016 besides Euro F3?
Moto3. I know I'm wrong, just give me all the wrong answers here.
The one in New Zealand , Australia in the winter
Formula 4 Italy
Ferrari Challenge Cup
American Le Mans Series? Think that's the one with the Daytona 24 Hours
He did the Daytona 24 that year, didn't he? So, USCC, or IMSA, or whatever the appropriate term is.
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
In 2016, he did the Daytona 24 Hours, so the answer is WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. USCC was accepted since it's just a previous name, ALMS was not since it merged with another series to make USCC and so isn't the same thing.24. What was the first non-Formula Renault series Stoffel Vandoorne appeared in?
Formula 4 NEC
I don't remember seeing him in any F3 results table and I think he progressed through the French Formula Renault ladder... I think it's GP2.
If you're talking SimRacing wise, it would be ATCC Season 4 hosted by TouringProSeries. If you're saying in the real world, that'd be GP2. I think. I've been a StoffelWaffle fan since Simracing days, so I'm gonna be ashamed when I get this one wrong.
The answer is the FIA GT Series, in 2013, for one weekend. If I counted sim racing, then I'd have to count everything
, basically I'm saying karting, and then things would get, dare I say it, too weird....25. What is the only season Carlos Sainz has competed in that did not include a race at Spa-Francorchamps?
Okay, this I don't know. I give up. Super Formula???
Euro Formula 3, in 2014.
Pretty sure it was Formula 3. Let's work out when... F1 in 2015, Formula Renault in 2014, GP3 I think in 2013, so 2012 Formula 3... I think it was the Euro Series back then? And didn't he drive in that in 2011 also?
Right that's got messy. 2011 AND 2012 Formula 3 Euro Series
2009, Formula Renault Alps ?
I'll go as early as possible and say 2010, but I have no idea what he was racing in then.
2010 Formula Renault Eurocup
2010 Formula Renault 2.0 UK. For one weekend in the winter series. One 6th, one retirement.26. What championship position did Vettel get in his first season in FR3.5?
Did he even do a full season there? F3 was surely his main focus. I'll say 12th from a partial season.
Ah. Very low. He only competed in a few races. 14th or somewhere there.
He did two weekends in his first season, one of which went very well results-wise and one of which didn't quite. He was 15th overall.27. A Ferrari has DNQed in F1 three times. Name the races. (0.5 each)
1971 Italy; 1972 Italy; 1973 Italy
Works or privateer? If privateer, I can tell you about the Charles de Tornaco chronicles. If works...I can't help you there.
Jody Scheckter at Monaco 1980
Wasn't Gilles Villeneuve's accident in qualifying? So Belgium '82. I have no idea about any others. Maybe Monaco in like... '60 and '61?
1980 Montreal 2006, and err Monaco - no time set?
1980 Canadian Grand Prix
Scheckter in 1980 at Montreal, I think. Cliff Allison's horrible accident at Monaco 1960 is another one. I don't know of any more for certain, so I'll say von Trips at Monza in 1956 where he crashed in practice even though that's usually listed as a DNS.
Allison's accident at Monaco in 1960, Andretti at Monaco in 1971, and Scheckter at Canada in 1980.28. In what year did Lewis Hamilton win the Bambi Award?
I don't even want to guess what the Bambi Award is, primarily because my only thought is about mothers that have died, and I sincerely hope that wasn't the case.
2008 during peak Lewisteria?
2008 was indeed a great time for him to win a media award.29. Make a pronunciation guide to "Sergey Sirotkin". (Most accurate gets 1 point)
SER-gay Si-ROT-kin is probably easiest for most English speakers.
Sir Gay, Sir O'kin. Sounds like two knights of the square table.
Can't do the whole phonetic alphabet thing. "Sir-gyay Si-rot-kyin". I lose, I know.
Sayer-gAy, with emphasis on the A, Si-rOat-keen, with emphasis on the O.
I assume you're looking for IPA? [Ser'gej Si'rotkijn]
By most correct syllables and best stress, the last one is the best (obviously, that's how they're listed), overly tense vowels being the main issue.30. Name each series Romain Grosjean has won. (0.15 each)
All of them.
GP2, Formula Renault Alps, Formula Renault, A1GP , F3
GP2, European F3, FR2.0, FR3.5
GP2; Formula Nippon; GP2 Asia Series; Formula 3000; Euro Formula 3; Asia Formula 3.
GP2, GP2 Asia, Auto GP, French FR and a wild guess Andros Trophy?
GP2, GP2, GP2, GP2, GP2, GP2, GP2. Am I right?
GP2, GP2 Asia, F3 Euroseries
GP2, Auto GP, GP2 Asia (almost forgot that one). Think he won the F3 Euroseries as well. Probably some lower-level stuff that I can't possibly think of.
Simply no idea so I'm going to go logical. French Formula Renault, Formula 3 Euro Series and GP2 are the only ones I know. And the only year I can do is 2011 GP2.
Hang on, wasn't there a GP2 Asia Series around that time too? I'm still missing some series...
In chronological order: Swiss FR1.6, Formula Lista Junior, French FR2.0, Euro F3, GP2 Asia, Auto GP, and GP2. No weird touring car diversions, there are just a lot of them....The scores
Gertrand Bachot: 9.5
Rob Dylan: 5
Simtek wins by over 4 points, with Bleu ahead of second by over four points. Then Aislabie just
beats Gertrand Bachot to the final place on the podium.