Pre-GP Quiz 2011 British Grand Prix - Pre-Race Quiz


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It is time for the British Grand Prix, which comes with its own pre-race quiz!

1. The last Grand Prix on 10th July was in 2005. Of the drivers still racing in 2011, who finished on the podium?

Fernando Alonso in 2nd behind JP Montoya and ahead of Kimi Raikkonen

2. 10th July marks the 65th birthday of Jean-Pierre Jacques Paul Jarier. In which year did he equal his best F1 result of 3rd place at Silverstone?


3. The 1965 British Grand Prix (on 10th July) saw an all-British podium. With Jim Clark the winner, who joined him for half a point each?

Graham Hill and John Surtees

4. The last time a one-time German World Champion was defending his crown the following season (1995), who won the British Grand Prix?

Johnny Herbert, Schumi's team-mate

5. Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are looking to become the first winners of a home Grand Prix since Felipe Massa's victory at Interlagos in 2008. How many current F1 drivers have won their home Grand Prix?

4. Michael Schumacher in 1995, 2002, 2004 and 2006. Felipe Massa in 2006 and 2008. Fernando Alonso in 2006 and Lewis Hamilton in 2008.

6. Before Mark Webber last year, who was the last driver to win the British Grand Prix from second on the grid?

Kimi Raikkonen in 2007

7. Jenson Button qualified 14th for last year's British Grand Prix. Why is this position significant for JB?

Half a point for saying he qualified 14th for his first win in Hungary in 2006
The other half for saying he qualified 14th for his World Title race in Brazil in 2009.

8. Sebastian Vettel is 24 today (3rd July). How many drivers have won F1 races before the age of 24? [Not including 1952 Indy500 winner Troy Ruttmann]

9. Seb himself, Fernando Alonso, Bruce McLaren, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Robert Kubica, Jacky Ickx, Michael Schumacher and Emerson Fittipaldi.

Half points for 7,8,10 or 11

9. Who was the only man to be crowned World Champion at Silverstone?

Alberto Ascari in 1953 (Coronation year!)
Half point for Fangio who was crowned World Champion at Aintree

10. Mark Webber, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel have now appeared in the points for 10 consecutive races. Who was the last person to get to 11 consecutive points scores?

Jenson Button in 2009 from Australia to Europe. The record is an amazing 24 from Michael Schumacher in 2001-03.
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