Kubica Quiz


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Is he back? Well, it looks far more likely than it has looked since that rally crash, at any rate. Here's a little reminder of the career of Poland's only Formula One driver.

1) Robert Kubica's debut in Formula One was at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix, from which he was disqualified. Who got into the points because of the DSQ?

Michael Schumacher

2) Drivers whose surnames begin with 'K' have only won races in 2008. Which two 'K' drivers have stood on the podium since Kubica's injury?

Kamui Kobayashi and Daniil Kvyat for half a point each

3) Which driver scored his last F1 podium on the day of Kubica's only win in Canada in 2008?

David Coulthard, 3rd for Red Bull

4) At which circuit did Kubica score his only pole position?


5) Kubica last lead a Formula One race at the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji in 2008. Two other drivers lead their last Formula One laps at that race. Who were they?

Sebastian Bourdais and Nelson Piquet Jr.

6) Kubica scored his only podium of 2009 at the Brazilian Grand Prix. In which position did he qualify for the race?

Point for P8
Three-quarter point for P7/P9
Half point for P6/P10
Quarter point for P5/P11

7) Kubica was Formula One's 99th winner. How many drivers have won their first race since he did?

8 (Kovalainen, Vettel, Webber, Rosberg, Maldonado, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Bottas)

8) Kubica's last Grand Prix was the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Who were the other two of the three drivers who got between Alonso and the 4th position he needed to take the title?

Vitaly Petrov and Nico Rosberg. Half a point each

9) If Kubica were to start at Spa, he would have waited 6 years, 9 months and 13 days since his last Grand Prix. This would be the 9th longest such wait in the history of the World Championship. Which of the drivers above him won a race subsequent to his return?

Peter Revson, who entered four races in 1964 before becoming a Tyrrell driver at Watkins Glen in 1971. He then got a drive at McLaren and won the 1973 Canadian and British Grands Prix.

NB: Only one of the drivers above him was an Indy500 only driver; the wonderfully-named Gene Force entered Indy in 1951 and 1960, exactly 9 years apart. AND HIS NAME WAS G.FORCE! Up there with Will Power!
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