Pre-GP Quiz 2011 European Grand Prix - Pre-race Quiz


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1. The European Grand Prix used to be an honorific title for a national Grand Prix. In which year did this practice stop?

1977. The first standalone European GP was in 1983

2. From 1956-68, what won all but two European Grand Prix?

The British!
Moss in 56 [Monza], Moss/Brooks shared at Aintree in '57. Brooks in 58 and 59 at Spa and Reims. Phil Hill broke the run in 1960 at Monza. Moss back at the Green Hell in 61. Then two wins at Zandvoort and Monaco for Graham Hill in 62-3. Clark at Brands and Spa in 64-5. Jack Brabham broke the run in 66 at Reims, before Surtees won in 67 at Monza and Stewart in 68 at Nurburgring. They didn't run a European GP for three years after this remarkable run of British and Anglophone success.

3. No Grand Prix has ever been run on 26 June before! However 26 June saw the qualifying session to last year's European race, and the 1999 French GP. Which former World Champion missed out on 107% but was allowed to race due to the rain?

Damon Hill. In addition to both Minardis and Arrows.

4. Practice on Friday will be on what would have been Juan Manuel Fangio's 100th birthday. He shared a "European Grand Prix" win with whom at Reims in 1951?

Luigi Fagioli

5. The first standalone European Grand Prix in Spain was in 1994 at Jerez. How many times did the circuit hold the Spanish Grand Prix?

Half a point for 3, 4, 6 or 7.

6. Which company sponsored the 1993 European Grand Prix at Donington?


7. Lewis Hamilton has stood on the second step for every Grand Prix at Valencia. Who was the last person other than Lewis to be second at the European Grand Prix?

Felipe Massa at the 2007 European GP. There was no German GP, but there was a naming rights dispute

If we split the points scorers for 2010 into three "teams" based on EU membership, we get these:

EU: Button, Hamilton, Alonso, Kubica, Liuzzi, De La Rosa, Alguersuari
Germany: Vettel, Rosberg, Schumacher, Sutil, Hulkenburg, Heidfeld
Rest of World: Webber, Massa, Barrichello, Kobayashi, Petrov, Buemi

8. Which team scored most points in 2010?

The EU team 874
Germany 545
Rest of World 515

This year the teams stand thus:

EU: Button, Hamilton, Alonso, Di Resta, Alguersuari
Germany: Vettel, Rosberg, Schumacher, Sutil, Heidfeld
Rest of World: Webber, Massa, Barrichello, Kobayashi, Petrov, Buemi, PĂ©rez

9. Who leads?

The EU team 261
Germany 250
Rest of World 196

10. Which now retired German has won the European Grand Prix?

Ralf Schumacher in 2003

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