Motorsports Trivia Thread!

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

  1. High-Test

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    Bridgestone, firestone, goodyear, pirelli, dunlop, Michelin?
     
  2. Yuichi

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    Keep looking. There's more.
     
  3. Diego440

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    Bridgestone, Michelin, Good Year, Pirelli, Dunlop, Avon, Continental and Firestone.
     
  4. Schrodes

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    Goodyear, Bridgestone, Michelin, Dunlop, Pirelli, Firestone, Continental, Englebert and Avon.
     
  5. Diego440

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    Engelbert? Isn't he the guy who sings that lounge song that's in the Heineken commercials? Engelbert Humperdink!
     
  6. Schrodes

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    Ask anything you like as long as it has something to do with motorsport. The F1 World Championship started in 1950 but there were Grand Prix races being held long before that.
     
  7. Yuichi

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    We have a winnaaaaar!!!!! Schrodes is correct.
     
  8. Schrodes

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    Which car and driver combination won the 1965 New Zealand Grand Prix and where was the race held?
     
  9. Yuichi

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    Graham Hill in the Brabham BT11A - Climax at Pukekohe.
     
  10. Diego440

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    I thought there weren't going to be any Australia-New Zealand related questions? :crazy: Still, I'll try and find out if I come up with something else

    Seriously, though, it's hard enough to find results from Australian racing and you're looking for New Zealand.


    Looking forward to the next question
     
  11. Schrodes

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    That's correct Yuichi.
    Who said there wasn't going to be any Australia or New Zealand questions Diego440? It's a motorsport question isn't it? Type "New Zealand Grand Prix 1965" into a Google search. The answer was the fifth find. It wasn't very difficult. It's not like I asked for some obscure fact from the ATCC in 1965.
     
  12. Yuichi

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    On a side note to the fastest lap ratio question, the answer is only half right. Although the Kojima of Masahiro Hasemi was credited with the fastest lap, it's been noted by Jabby Crombac that it was actually Jacques Lafitte drove the fastest lap and it was checked with the lap-checkers that it was the case. The FIA do know about this "discrepancy", but have done nothing about it.

    And now my question:

    How many drivers were used in the 1994 F1 season, and which team(s) had the same driver line-up throughout that season?
     
  13. Diego440

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    daan said something to that effect, Schrodes.
    Just clarifying. I have no problem with it, since it make no difference either way. Trivia is good. :dopey:

    By the by, I'm convinced that Google (for example) is region-driven. I typed the NZGP search thing and got the attached picture. Either way, it's all good. I think I have a pretty good chance on Yuichi's question now.

    I'm guessing I have some sort of time advantage, since I woke up a while ago and noticed the question had just been written, he he. So, I'm showing a whopping 46 drivers for the 1994 F1 season!

    Only three teams stayed with the same line-up throughout the whole season:
    - Footwork Ford: Christian Fittipaldi and Gianni Morbidelli
    - Minardi Scuderia Italia: Michele Alboreto and Pierluigi Martini
    - Tyrrell Racing Organisation: Mark Blundell and Ukyo Katayama

    Do I get a treat?
     
  14. Yuichi

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    Here, have a chocolate-chip cookie.
     
  15. Diego440

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    Sweet! So, on to my question, hyuck hyuck. I had a non-motorsport motorsport question, but it related to a motorsport driver and his actions off the tracks, so I''ll put another one instead.

    Who became the first Japanese driver to participate in an F1 World Championship GP in a Japanese car? And at which race?
     
  16. DRIFT4EVA

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    Errrr..... You may not want to give him that specific cookie........ A friend of mine...... uhhh...... Put "milk" on the cookie. :crazy:
     
  17. Yuichi

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    Oh, you!
     
  18. Diego440

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    an abnormally large amount of proteins on that cookie, eh?
     
  19. Yuichi

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    The cookie has not been tampered with. Jesus some people these days.....
     
  20. Schrodes

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    Hiroshi Fushida was entered in the Dutch GP in 1975 in a Maki-Ford F101C but never started the race.
    The first Japanese driver to participate in a Grand Prix race in a Japanese car was Masahiro Hasemi.
    He drove a Kojima-Ford Cosworth KE007 during the Japanese GP of 1976.
     
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    OK, forget the time advantage... Right you are, Schrodes.

    Funny thing is, it was the only GP he competed in, but he did set the fastest lap.
     
  22. Schrodes

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    Perhaps someone should have snapped him up for subsequent races.

    Which former F1 driver was nicknamed The Clockwork Mouse?
     
  23. Diego440

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    I can officially say I have no clue. Although I know someone was called as such, I can't find any.

    Rene Arnoux? Jan Lemmers?

    Seriously, whoever answers it, can you give me the source from where you got it?
     
  24. Schrodes

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    I would normally keep an unanswered question open for longer but a quick search shows that the answer cannot be found on the net. Sorry fellas, will check that the answer can be found from now on.
    Niki Lauda was the driver with the nickname The Clockwork Mouse.
    Next question someone...
     
  25. Yuichi

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    OK, which was the last pushrod F1 car?
     
  26. Diego440

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    You know, I entered a forum where someone asked who the Clockwork Mouse was, and Jan Lammers and Rene Arnoux were included in the answers. Niki Lauda was also mentioned, but someone rebuked it saying that although he was known as The Rat and several other rat-related nicknames, the clockwork mouse certainly wasn't one of them. Hence, I didn't include him in the post. There was however, a website called clockworkmouse.com or something of the like, and it was about F1 news, but it closed down in 1998.
     
  27. Diego440

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    The Ferrari 187?
     
  28. Yuichi

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    I'll give you 2 clues, it was black and it has been built this decade... That should considerably shorten the list.
     
  29. Diego440

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    In that case I did a meta-search, among my pictures, and came up with two possibles:

    Sauber C14 '95
    Minardi PS01 '01

    Now, the Sauber was black, but only in testing and the nose was blue. On the other hand, the Minardi was pure black during testing as well, but during the championship it had the European sponsor in the back spoiler and a yellow Magnum sponsor at the top (at a loss for words, what's the name of that?). Either way, the blacker black car would be the Minardi PS01...

    Now, is it the answer??
     
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    Did Minardi or Arrows run a car with the Supertech engine this decade?