Top 10 Quizzes - 1970 United States GP


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It is 40 years today since the death of Jochen Rindt at Monza. The Top 10 quiz commemorates the race in which the late Herr Rindt took the Drivers' title when Jacky Ickx did not win the US Grand Prix at the Glen.

1. Emerson Fittipaldi won his first World Championship race. How many races did Fittipaldi win in F1?

14 (1/2 points for 12-16)

2. Pedro Rodriguez achieved his penultimate F1 podium at the Glen. At which circuit was his final podium before his death in mid-1971?


3. Reine Wisell scored his only podium on his Grand Prix debut. How many subsequent points finishes did Wisell achieve?

4 (all in 1971 for 9 further points)

4. Jacky Ickx completed the Grand Chelem (pole, win, fastest lap, lead every lap) at the 1972 German GP. Where did team-mate Reggazzoni finish?


5. Chris Amon famously never won an F1 race. How many races did he lead?

7, including 72 laps of the 1968 Canadian GP!

6. Derek Bell was racing at the Glen for Surtees. Which team of another ex-F1 World Champion did he race three Grand Prix for in 1970?


7. How many times did 1967 World Champion Denny Hulme sit on pole?

Once at the 1973 South African GP. (Half point for 0 or 2)

8. Henri Pescarolo set fastest lap on his way to a retirment from the 1971 Italian Grand Prix. Name the five drivers who were within a second of winning the race for 1/5 of a point each.

Gethin, Peterson, Cevert, Hailwood and Ganley

9. Jo Siffert won two races in F1. He achieved the Grand Chelem in one of his wins. How many laps did he lead?

99. (Full point for 97-103, 1/2 point for 90-109, 1/4 point for 80-120)

10. Other than their three World Champions (Brabham, Hulme, Piquet) list the race winners for Brabham (for 1/6 of a point each)

Dan Gurney, Jacky Ickx, Carlos Reutemann, Carlos Pace, Niki Lauda and Riccardo Patrese
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