Pre-GP Quiz 2019 Italian Grand Prix Pre-race quiz

The Artist.....

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For this quiz, I'm going to go back through history, and try to ask some easy, and some difficult questions:
1. The 1991 Italian Grand Prix saw shenanigans aplenty, with Michael Schumacher being slotted into the Benetton team, with Roberto Moreno taking the vacated seats at Jordan. But, in what positions did they qualify?
Schumacher qualified 7th, Moreno qualified 9th

2. The Italian Grand Prix has been held at Monza since the inaugural year of the World Championship. However, for one year, it was held at a different circuit. What circuit was it held at, and in what year?
Imola in 1980

3. Ronnie Peterson tragically lost his life following an accident at Monza in 1978. How many times did he win the Italian Grand Prix?
3 times

4. The 1971 edition of the race was one of the closest finishes of all time, with the first four drivers separated by less than 0.2 seconds. Can you name the four drivers who finished in the first four places (quarter of a point per driver. One bonus point if you get the order correct)
1st Peter Gethin
2nd Ronnie Peterson
3rd Francois Cevert
4th Mike Hailwood

5. When was the first Italian Grand Prix held at Monza, and who won it?
1921 - Jules Goux

6. In 2001, Ferrari ran a slightly different livery. What was it, and why?
Following the 9/11 attacks, the Ferraris were run without sponsors, and with a black nose cone

7. In 2002, Juan Pablo Montoya broke a long-standing record, with the fastest ever qualifying lap (up to that point). Who was the previous holder, and where was it set?
Keke Rosberg at the 1985 British Grand Prix, driving for Williams

8. In 1995, the two Ferraris were involved in a bizarre incident, causing one of the drivers to retire from the race. What was it?
This briefly left the Ferraris running first and second. However, Gerhard Berger suffered a bizarre retirement when a TV camera on Jean Alesi's car flew off and destroyed Berger's suspension.

9. The 1967 race gave us one of Jim Clark's greatest drives, where he lost a lap due to a puncture, and fought back to get to the lead. However, he lost the lead on the final lap, due to a loss of fuel pressure. Who overtook him on the final lap?
John Surtees and Jack Brabham (1/2 for each)

10. Nice easy question; which team has won the most races at Monza
Ferrari - 19 (18 world championship GPs)
 
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cider_and_toast

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4 and 1/4. I got three of the drivers in the 4 and gave myself half a point for knowing the other circuit but not the year.

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