Motorsports Trivia Thread!

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Cap'n Jack, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Dotini

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    The story is further embellished by Hill having to borrow tools from a local farmer in order to remove the steering wheel trapping Stewart in the car.

    After such a harrowing experience, is it any wonder why Stewart subsequently devoted himself to the issue of driver safety?

    This is probably the most fortunate accident in the history of motor sport.
     
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    I have seen an interview with Sir Jackie, where he says his biggest fear was being soaked in fuel & trapped in that car.

    Anyone smoking, kindly :censored: off!
     
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    Says a lot about safety standards of the day that you can crash and be trapped in the car until another driver crashes in the same place to free you.
     
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    Country lanes connecting 3 villages were the basis of many classic road racing circuits. Marshalling stands were few and far between. When Stewart disappeared in the mists and rain on the opening lap, nobody knew where he'd gone.

    It should be noted that most prominent drivers and racing journalists like Denis Jenkinson strongly resisted efforts to change things and improve safety. Stewart's self-assigned quest for safety was difficult and lonely for a long while.
     
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    From that point Sir Jackie always had the correct spanner fastened in the cockpit of his car and pushed for other teams to provide the same effort to their own drivers. It was a miraculous escape that turned into one of Graham Hill's most entertaining after-dinner stories.
     
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    What statistic does Lance Stroll share with Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard?
     
  7. TenEightyOne

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    Retired from debut F1 race?
     
  8. Jimlaad43

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    No. Only three other drivers also share this feat.
     
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    Who? If there are six drivers why only give us three?
     
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    Is it something to do with chin size?
     
  11. TenEightyOne

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    What was the answer, @Jimlaad43? We're all stumped! :)
     
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  12. Jimlaad43

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    Sorry, the other three are:
    Oliver Gendebien
    Jackie Oliver
    Bob Anderson
     
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    Longest period without a win?
     
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    Something to do with being a pay driver? Stroll and Schumacher got their break thanks to good backing and Gendebien was a "gentleman racer". The other three might have a particular commerical connection; Jackie Oliver had some sort of aviation/engineering background and Coulthard was on the Marlboro McLaren YDP. Don't know anything about Bob Anderson though.
     
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    Something to do with being lapped the most times? Can't imagine that's the case with Mickey Cobblers up there... but I'm all out of ideas :D
     
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    Retired on the first lap of their debut?
     
  17. TenEightyOne

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    Can't be, Gendebien came 5th on his debut, Bob Anderson came 12th (a mighty 7 laps down). This answer is going to end up being something really odd like their favourite cheese :D
     
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    Fair enough. Don't know enough about the other guys.
    Something to do with their father? That is about all Stroll is known for...
     
  19. Jimlaad43

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    Its an achievement that they have got. Some drivers have done it earlier, some later.
     
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    Scored points for a privateer (or non-works) outfit?
     
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    Just spitballing here, did they win Rookie of the Year from Motorsport Magazine?
     
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    Out qualified their much more experienced teamate on debut?
     
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    I was thinking that but the "some did it earlier, some later" that throws me.
     
  24. Dotini

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    All six attained the podium before starting more than 10 GP's.
     
  25. Jimlaad43

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    You're on the right track with this.
     
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    All are attributed to have exactly 8 GPs until their first podium.
     
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    You have it, I think, if one only counts scoring F1 races. For non-scoring F1 races it doesn't work.
     
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    This is correct. Well Done.
     
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    Please identify the year and make of the first racing car to have and race with all these attributes:

    - Rear engine
    - Forced induction with intercooler
    - 4WD
    - Independent suspension at all wheels
    - Disc brakes
    - Sheet metal box section chassis ("monocoque")
     
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    Lotus 25? I know that was the first stressed monocoque, not sure about the other attributes.