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The F1 Quiz – Canada

By saltire | 6 Jun 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,876 views

The Canadian Grand Prix, a perennial favourite on the F1 calendar makes it’s 49th appearance this weekend. With five decades of events to look back on there should be a question to suit everyone… how many of these events do you remember?

1. The 1973 race at Mosport is credited with being the first race to use a safety car. What prompted its use?
2. Which driver quit after Friday practice in 1977 when his team decided to field a third car.
3. The Île Notre-Dame Circuit was renamed the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in memory of the Canadian driver who died in 1982. Tragically a driver was to lose his life at the circuit that year, who was he?
4. Car 27 won the race in 1995, who was driving it and why was it significant?

5. Why was the 1997 race red flagged?
6. Rubens Barrichello holds the official record for fastest lap around Montreal (1:13.622, set in 2004) but which driver set the fastest ever lap by an F1 car at the circuit?
7. In which year did Jenson Button hit the wall of champions?
8. Two drivers were disqualified in 2007; who were the drivers and what did they do for the stewards to intervene?
9. The Canadian GP was missing from the F1 calendar in 2009 for only the second time at Montreal, which year saw its first absence?
10. Which driver earned a drive through penalty during last years’ race after pitting for intermediate tyres before the safety car had returned to the pit lane?

1. A collision between Francois Cevert’s Tyrrell and Jody Scheckter’s McLaren in atrocious wet weather conditions.
2. Nikki Lauda, Ferrari
3. Riccardo Paletti
4. Jean Alesi’s only win for Ferrari was in car number 27, the same number Gilles Villeneuve had held.
5. Olivier Panis broke both legs in an accident on lap 54.
6. Ralf Schumacher, Williams-BMW (2004) qualified on pole in a time of 1:12.275
7. 2005
8. Felipe Massa and Jarno Trulli Giancarlo Fisichella, drove through a red light at the end of the pitlane.
9. 1987
10. Jérôme d’Ambrosio

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  • Shone V

    Not sure about NL in 1997. What is that about? Wrong year?

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  • saltire (author)

    Not sure about NL in 1997. What is that about? Wrong year?

    Ah-ha, well spotted, I meant 1977. I’ll correct that now.

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  • Mav


    But who’s Ralf? :-P

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  • Matt Leary

    Giancarlo Fisichella was DQ’d in 2007, not Trulli. Kubica drove into Trulli, causing that almighty accident…

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  • saltire (author)

    Matt Leary,
    Thank you for pointing out my mistake which has been corrected… I must give up writing quizes

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