Motorsports Trivia Thread!

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

  1. Wastegate

    Wastegate

    Messages:
    418
    What I was after was the fact that in their first ever Grand Prix, the Bridgestone entry Kazayoshi Hoshino in an old Tyrrell 007 retired because the team had run out of tyres! The race was the Japanese GP in 1976, and Bridgestone's second race was the Japanese GP in 1977. Their third was the Australian GP in 1997.
     
  2. Schrodes

    Schrodes

    Messages:
    714
    I read about Bridgestone first entering F1 on their website so I guess they wouldn't put something like running out of tyres on their website for everyone to read.

    Since no-one else has asked a question and I got the previous question only half right, i'll ask an easy one...
    Who is the only New Zealander to win the F1 World Championship, in what year and what car?
     
  3. daan

    daan Moderator

    Messages:
    32,887
    Location:
    Scotland
    Denis Hulme 1967 Brabham :)
     
  4. Wastegate

    Wastegate

    Messages:
    418
    ... with a Repco engine. Hulme is one of only two New Zealanders to win a GP. The other being Bruce McLaren.
     
  5. Revheadnz

    Revheadnz

    Messages:
    2,321
    Chris Amon won a F1 Gp but unfortunately it wasn't a World Championship one so I guess it doesn't really count.
     
  6. Schrodes

    Schrodes

    Messages:
    714
    Sure was Dennis Hulme, or Denny as he is probably better known as. He beat the boss Sir Jack by five points.
    Denny died at Bathurst in 1992 after suffering a heart attack while driving the works BMW car. He was sharing the car with Paul Morris and the team was bieng run by his good friend and former Australian F1 driver Frank Gardner.
    I believe non championship GPs should count as wins for a driver, they attracted the same drivers that raced in the championship rounds. The F1 drivers used to come to Australia and New Zealand to contest the Tasman Series using F1 cars. This series incorporated the Australian Grand Prix and the New Zealand Grand Prix.
     
  7. daan

    daan Moderator

    Messages:
    32,887
    Location:
    Scotland
    Which current IRL driver won the 1993 British Formula Vauxhall Lotus Championship?
     
  8. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    Dario Franchitti.
     
  9. daan

    daan Moderator

    Messages:
    32,887
    Location:
    Scotland
    Yep. Your go.
     
  10. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    Who was the last non-f1 champion to carry the no. 1 plate?
     
  11. Wastegate

    Wastegate

    Messages:
    418
    Was it Ronnie Peterson? I'm assuming that it happened because the World Champion retired. In '93 and '94 we had missing World Champions (Mansell & Prost), but the championship winning team took the numbers 0 and 2 instead of 1 and 2. The previous driver to have retired as champion, as far as I can recall, was Jackie Stewart at the end of '73, and Ronnie drove car #1, a Lotus, in 1974.
     
  12. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    It was Ronnie Peterson.
     
  13. Wastegate

    Wastegate

    Messages:
    418
    Here's another numbers question. Who was the last driver to race with the 'unlucky' number 13 in a World Championship F1 race, and what year was it?
     
  14. Schrodes

    Schrodes

    Messages:
    714
    The last time a car carrying the number 13 raced in an F1 championship race was in 1963 at the Mexican Grand Prix. Moises Solana drove a BRM and qualified 11th and was classified as the last finisher after his engine expired after 57 of the 65 laps.
     
  15. Wastegate

    Wastegate

    Messages:
    418
    Well done Schrodes, I thought that was a difficult question.

    In fact number 13 has only been entered twice for World Championships GPs. Solana
    s 1963 entry was the first, the second was a Shellsport/Whiting Surtees TS16 for Divina Galica in the 1976 British GP. Galica failed to qualify, ending up 2.5 seconds away from the final qualifier.
     
  16. Schrodes

    Schrodes

    Messages:
    714
    Who was the first Australian to win Le Mans, in what year and in what car?
     
  17. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    Vern Schuppan, Porsche 956, 1983 with Al Holbert and Hurley Haywood.
     
  18. Schrodes

    Schrodes

    Messages:
    714
  19. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    Dale Earnhardt has the most wins at Talledega Speedway. Who's second on the list?
     
  20. Schrodes

    Schrodes

    Messages:
    714
    Dale Earnhardt Jr's win in the EA Sports 500 at Talladega on the third of October 2004 gave him the second place on the winners list for Talladega Superspeedway for NASCAR drivers. He won there five times, once in 2004, once in 2003, twice in 2002 and once in 2001. Those first four from 2001 to 2003 was a four in a row winning streak for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Prior to his win in 2004, there were four drivers tied on four wins each at Talladega since 1969. They were Dale Earnhardt Jr, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip and Buddy Baker.
    Of course you may also be counting non NASCAR races which would make my answer wrong.
     
  21. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    Shoots and scores. Go.
     
  22. Schrodes

    Schrodes

    Messages:
    714
    Name the most successful F1 engine.
     
  23. millencolin

    millencolin

    Messages:
    1,591
    is it that ford-cosworth engine...****, wahts it called... DFV? DPV? something along those lines
     
  24. Schrodes

    Schrodes

    Messages:
    714
    DFV. 155 wins from 1967 to 1984.
     
  25. millencolin

    millencolin

    Messages:
    1,591
    hurrah i won! ok, let me think

    name all drivers who have won back-to-back champcar titles (the vanderbilt cup)?
     
  26. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    If you're talking Vanderbilt Cup, only Gil de Ferran (2000 and 2001) has won it back-to-back as it was only awarded to the champion driver since 2000. But to finish off the answer, the drivers to have won in the CART era back-to-back are Alex Zanardi (1998-99), Bobby Rahal (1986-87) and Rick Mears (1981-82).
     
  27. millencolin

    millencolin

    Messages:
    1,591
    good work! that was an easy one, it was on the CCWS website
     
  28. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    Which was the last non-Japanese car to have won the JGTC/Super GT GT500 Class, and who drove it?
     
  29. B.I.R.M._USA

    B.I.R.M._USA

    Messages:
    65
    Took me a while to find it, but it was the number 60 Team Lark McLaren GTR McLaren F1 GTR at the 1996 CP Mine GT with drivers Naoki Hattori (J) and Ralf Schumacher (GRM).
     
  30. Yuichi

    Yuichi

    Messages:
    227
    Close enough. The car was the McLaren F1. I was asking for the last non-Japanese champion car. The year was 1996. The drivers were David Brabham and John Nielsen. The last time the F1 won was in 2001 at Motegi with Hideki Okada and Andre Couto at the wheel.