Motorsports Trivia Thread!

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

  1. Roo

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    A question I saw recently that, unti I saw it, I hadn't thought to answer before: which F1 season(s) had the most winners of ther home grand prix?
     
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    Senna was convinced after Aida and many more were after Magny-Cours.

    Pretty sure there was a launch control system onboard but Benetton claimed it was a hangover from the 1993 car and hadn't been used.
     
  4. Tired Tyres

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    Yes because like if an F1 team had a way getting an advantage over the rest of the field I'm totally sure they wouldn't use it..... :p
     
  5. Liquid

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    1994 was a great season.

    Benetton had their 'inactive' launch control, Ferrari also used traction control in testing, Benetton removed some of the filters on their fuel pumps against the manufacturer's recommendations and McLaren had an automatic upshift on their gearbox.
     
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    Less of a question and more of a task.

    Can we try and come up with a list of drivers who've rolled and F1 car more than once at a race weekend?
    At the moment I can think of 2:
    Jacques Villeneuve in Belgium 1999 and Australia 2001.
    Giancarlo Fisichella in Belgium 2000 and Monaco 2004.

    Any more you can think of?
     
  7. Liquid

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    Martin Brundle: Monaco 1984 and Australia 1996.

    You mean to have done it on two different occasions at different race weekends? Good question. There are plenty of drivers I know who have definitely done it once like Barrichello, Badoer, Wurz, Alonso, Diniz, Webber, Guttierez, Senna, Christian Fittipaldi and Damon Hill.

    Derek Warwick rolled at the 1990 Italian Grand Prix but this incident at the 1988 Canadian Grand Prix doesn't quite make the grade. :lol:

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    Err yeah, multiple occasions of a roll, not multiple rolls on one go. I only put the race weekend bit to avoid people going for testing incidents.
     
  9. Liquid

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    Brundle is the only one I'm certain of.
     
  10. Liquid

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    @Jimlaad43 Jos Verstappen might qualify. He had his infamous roll on his debut at Brazil 1994 and I know he crashed heavily at Spa in 1996 but it's difficult to tell if the car actually rolls.

    It does appear as though the car gets a worrying amount of air though.

     
  11. Jimlaad43

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    Derek Warwick rolled at Hockenheim in the Footwork in the early 90s, taking his tally to 2.
     
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  12. Dotini

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    Please identify (who, what, where and when) the first fully commercially sponsored and liveried F1 car scored points in a championship Grand Prix. Extra credit for photos.
     
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    Tthe trope codifier is the Gold Leaf Lotus of 1968. If it happened earlier it can't have been much earlier so I'd guess it was a privateer entry in a non-championship race around the same time in 1967/68.
     
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    Tony Brooks, 4th place, Monaco, 1960, Yeoman Credit Cooper Climax. He qualified on the front row.

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    Yeoman Credit racing was perhaps the most disastrous racing team in history. In only one year, 4 drivers gave their lives carrying the curious colors of Yeoman Credit. Who were they?

    Yeoman Credit passed its legacy to another team which went on to produce its own cars and become the first fully commercially funded F1 constructor that I know of. They scored points in Grands Prix and won a non-championship race, but soon passed into legend. For credit, post a pic of their car.
     
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    I know that "Yeoman Credit" was transferred to Reg Parnell Racing after the first team went bankrupt (it just didn't occur to me with the previous question about a liveried sponsor car), so I'm thinking it was Reg Parnell and Lola who came together as a commercially funded "constructor" despite Reg Parnell being a private entry.

    Not sure who the 4 drivers killed are unless they were those killed at Spa in 1960 but I'm sure some of those were Lotus drivers.
     
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    The first Yeoman Credit Racing Team did not go bankrupt. Alfred Moss and Ken Gregory's British Racing Partnership Team was renamed Yeoman Credit from August, 1959 in return for full sponsorship (£40,000 plus £20,000/year to operate) and running the Yeoman Credit coloring and logo. They ran a full F2 program and some F1 in '59, and a full 3-car F1 team in 1960.

    In September of 1960, Yeoman Credit funding was transferred to the Reg Parnell racing team, The Yeoman Credit team continued, now in its new dark-green-and-red liveried Cooper T53s, during 1961. For 1962, Bowmaker, Yeoman Credit's parent company, changed the team name to Bowmaker racing and bought a Lola Mk IV. Bowmaker withdrew before the start of the season and Reg Parnell Racing carried on with Lola help and eventually merged with BRM.



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    Surtees leads defending World Champion Phil Hill's Ferrari, on the Mk4's Championship debut at the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix


    Meanwhile, BRP found new sponsorship from United Dominions Trust and carried on as the UDT Laystall Racing Team, getting a lot of use and a few points out of a a Lotus 24-BRM, and numerous wins in non-championship race. In 1963, Being rebuffed by Chapman from getting a Lotus 25, BRP ace mechanic Tony Robinson built the monocoque BRP-BRM, which scored better points and even a non-championship F1 win. The team name reverted to BRP. As a constructor, BRP took part in 13 Grand Prix rounds, scoring a total of 11 championship points. After 1964 the team was forced to withdraw from F1 when BRP were denied membership of the Formula 1 Constructors Association. The team also built a couple of Indy cars.

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    Winner Innes Ireland, BRP-BRM, Daily Mirror Trophy F1 race, Snetterton, 1964. All top team and drivers were there, except Ferrari.


    Ivor Bueb, Chris Bristow and Harry Schell were all driving a "meadow" green BRP at the time of their demise. BRP F2 team driver Stuart Lewis-Evans perished 25 October 1958 of burns sustained at Morocco in a Vanwall F1.
     
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  18. Carbonox

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    Who am I?

    - I have competed in the same series for almost 20 years without missing a single race since my first start.
    - The series in question is not on the top of the "ladder" it's part of, so to speak.
    - For almost my entire career I have driven for the same team with the same sponsorship, with the exception of one full season.
    - The exception of a season was neither my first nor my most recent.
    - In my 15th year of full-time competion, I won more races than I did in the 14 previous years combined despite my overall points finish not being a career high.
     
  19. Pete05

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    Does this guy drive/race for a General Motors brand such as Cadillac or Chevrolet?
     
  20. Carbonox

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    Not anymore he does not.
     
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  21. Liquid

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    Is it someone like Oliver Gavin? He's driven Corvettes in GTs for 20 years or something.
     
  22. Carbonox

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    I have to say I barely know anything about that category, so he's not the one I'm looking for. Just to be sure I checked things out, and he doesn't quite seem to be a match stat-wise.
     
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    I thought I'd had a go at this... so somewhere else on the forum I've posted a guess at the answer! :)

    Matt Crafton has been in Nascar Trucks for a long time and has the most consecutive starts, so that's my guess. Apologies if you find the same answer in the God thread or something :D
     
  24. Carbonox

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    Correctamundo. A journeyman turned 2-time champion, he's driven a ThorSport truck (of varying manufacturers) with Menard's always on the hood since the final race of 2000 the start of 2001, with the exception of a brief 2004 stint with Kevin Harvick Inc.
     
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  25. TenEightyOne

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    Ha, ace!

    Someone else can take my go, I'm in the middle of a Killing Eve TV binge.
     
  26. DesertPenguin

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    Has there ever been a sports car racing team that changed the car they're using in the middle of a season? Starting with one car, having a falling out or not liking the performance then switching to another car?
     
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    I know an IMSA team switched around mid season from a Ferrari to a Mercedes or vice-versa a few years ago in GTD, but I can't remember who it was. Something about the BOP killing either car's pace rendering it uncompetitive. Magnus Racing has changed around from Porsche to Lamborghini to Audi a few times over the last few years, but I don't think they've done so during the season.

    Not sports cars, but in 1994 Bobby Rahal was struggling for pace in practice at the Indy 500 with his Honda-Lola, quite badly at that to the point he wouldn't even qualify had he stayed in that car. So he did the logical thing and hit up Roger Penske, who sold him a year old spare chassis and Mercedes/Ilmor engine. Rahal qualified for the race and finished 3rd. This didn't really go down too well with Honda, and Rahal ended up with Mercedes/Ilmor engines for the next 2 seasons.
     
  28. 24HuresdeLoL

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    THat team is WeatherTech Racing, where they (I believe) raced interchanedly a mercedes, ferrari, and Porsche in the span of two years. IMSA even made a rule basically stick to one car switch only bc of what they were doing.
     
  29. DesertPenguin

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    Gotcha. I'm running a GT3 series on GT Sport and I was thinking about giving people the option to change cars once in the season if they are uncomfortable with it and can't figure it out with a tune or anything. We had a shakedown event before the season starts and one car is noticeably slower so we had to adjust BOP. I'm still curious about switching to a different car just to make my life easier but if I don't do it before we start I thought about having a chance to during the season.
     
  30. Populuxe Cowboy

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    I can understand why a team may be tempted to do it, but I can't imagine it's a very cost effective way to run a championship. Not just the cost of selling and buying essentially all new teams each time you switch, but playing catch up as you have to dump all your Mercedes knowledge and start over with Ferrari, then dump everything you learned about Ferrari so you can start from scratch with Porsche.