The Substitute Quiz


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My first quiz is unavailable today only, so it has been replaced by this quiz, about drivers who've stepped into the breach.

Get well soon, Robert Kubica!

1. Jean-Louis Schlesser replaced Mansell for the 1988 Italian Grand Prix, and famously halted McLaren's season-run by colliding with Ayrton Senna. But who was Mansell's substitute for the previous race in Belgium?

Martin Brundle

2. When Michael Schumacher missed two races in 1994 through a ban, who was Benetton's only points scorer in the races he was missing?

Jos Verstappen in Portugal. Benetton scored nothing at Monza.

3. Which driver was put in a third car that led to Niki Lauda missing the last two races of the 1977 season?

Gilles Villeneuve, who was given a Ferrari in Canada, so Lauda left the Scuderia. Tragically, in Gilles' second race, a collision of his ended in the death of 2 spectators at Fuji

4. Which race did Ralf Schumacher miss in 2003 and 2004?

The Italian GP at Monza, although in '04 he was missing for half the season!

5. Who was supposed to be Ralf Schumacher's replacement at the 2005 United States Grand Prix but obviously did not take the start?

Riccardo Zonta

6. In 1982, Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve started the season for Ferrari. 1/2 a point for each driver who raced the last race of the season in red.

Patrick Tambay and 'Super' Mario Andretti

7. When Niki Lauda sat out the 1985 European GP, John Watson became the last non-World Champion to have #1 on his car. Which subsequent World Champion never had a #1 on an F1 car?

Nigel Mansell, one World Title, one immediate retirement

8. Markus Winkelhock is the only man to lead his only Grand Prix. Quarter of a point each for the other drivers who led their debuts not at the 1950 British GP or at an Indy 500.

Karl King (Germany) of Mercedes at Reims in 1954.
Giancarlo Baghetti (Italy) of Ferrari at Reims in 1961, his only laps led on route to his only win.
Jacques Villeneuve (Canada) of Williams at Melbourne in 1996
Lewis Hamilton (GB) of McLaren at Melbourne in 2007

9. Name the two drivers who subbed in for Juan Pablo "Tennis Injury" Montoya in 2005?

Alex Wurz at Imola after Pedro de la Rosa at Sakhir

10. Who replaced Felipe Massa at the farcical USGP of 2002?

Heinz-Harald Frentzen, as Ferrari Schumacher tried to stage a dead heat
, which Rubens tends to forget when he's moaning about Schumi...

Normal service will soon be resumed.
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