Happy Christmas to all readers and for those in countries where Christmas isn’t celebrated, thanks for bearing with us through the holiday period.
Hope you had fun with the Quiz over the last couple of days. Here are the answers, did you get them all? Did anyone manage it without reference books or Google? There is a clarification on the question about the only driver to win a world title without scoring a point the year before. I meant a driver who took part the year before but didn’t score…
Sebastian Vettel became the youngest world champion this year, but who held it before him?
Lewis Hamillton, 2008 world champion
How many times did the lead of the world championship change in 2010?
How many circuits on the 2010 calendar have been designed by Hermann Tilke?
Six – Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey and Korea
Nico Hulkenberg became the sixth youngest pole sitter in history in Brazil – name the other five who previously held the record…
Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Rubens Barrichello and Andrea de Cesaris
This season saw the latest finish to a championship schedule since the 1987 season which finished in Adelaide on November 15. Which season had the latest finale and where and when was the race held?
1963 – East London, South Africa on December 28
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix signalled the end of Bridgestone’s involvement in Formula 1. How many races have they won during their time in the sport?
Who completed the most racing laps this season?
Fernando Alonso – 1,120 out of a possible 1,129
Which team completed the fewest racing laps this season?
Which back of the grid driver led one lap this year?
Michael Schumacher failed to win a race for the first time in his career this season. When and where was his last victory?
The three most recent world champions were on the podium together in Abu Dhabi this year. When was the last time this happened?
Phoenix 1991; Senna, Prost, Piquet
And when was the last previous occasion when there were three world champions on the podium?
Canada 2010; Hamilton, Button, Alonso
Who is the only driver to win a world title, (having driven but) failed to score a single point the season before (apart from the first world champion in 1950)
Belgian Jerome D’Ambrosio will line up for Virgin Racing next season. Who is the most successful Belgian driver in F1 history in terms of wins?
Jacky Ickx, 8 wins
In the last ten years only three drivers have failed to win the opening race of the season and yet still gone on to win the world championship, Name them.
Vettel 2010, Alonso 2005, Schumacher 2003
The world championship has gone down to the last race on 26 occasions in its 60 year history. Only one driver has twice come from behind on points to win the title at the last race. Who is he?
Nelson Piquet (1981 and 83)
Which country has hosted the most final race championship showdowns in F1 history?
Japan (1976, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003)
Five – Fangio (1954,55,56,57) Farina (1950)