Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
The First 50 Years
Nurburgring. In a bizarre race, Marc Gene would beat Irvine and led to emotional scenes in the pits for the Minardi team.
Jan Magnussen. In what was a disastrous season for the Woking team, Hakkinen only scored 17 points, while the team only just beat Ligier to 4th overall.
6. Patrese finished second behind his team-mate, Mansell, on all 6 occassions. He would win only one race that season, in Japan.
Prost, Mansell, Piquet. Prost would clinch his second title after Mansell suffered a heartbreaking tyre blow out and Piquet made a precautionary pitstop.
Gilles Villeneuve. Gilles would be tragically killed in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Jacques Laffite. Ligiers golden period would be from 1978-1981, with some good results, including wins for Laffite and Depailler later on in 1979.
Lotus. Peterson would claim four wins that season, only one less than world champion Stewart.
Rindt, McLaren, Courage. Rindt would claim the World Championship posthumously. McLaren's team would go on to dominate Formula One during the 1980s.
John Surtees. That would be Honda's last victory before pulling out in 1968. They would return in the mid-80s.
7. In one of the most dominant displays ever in Formula One, Clark amassed 73 points before dropped scores took effect. He would also win the 1965 world championship.
Jo Bonnier. Jo Bonnier would never stand on a grand prix rostrum again. Graham Hill would win BRM's only title in 1962.
1. Only two men have claimed the title with one win - Mike Hawthorn and Keke Rosberg in 1982. Moss was unlucky not to win the title in 1958, having taken 4 wins.
Alfonso de Portago and Peter Collins. During the 1950s, sharing a car was quite common, although the points would be split between the two drivers.
|Which driver won a non-championship race at Reims in 1952 but would never win a proper World Championship Grand Prix?||Formula One Through the Years
Jean Behra. Jean Behra is considered one of the unluckiest drivers of all time. The result above he achieved with the French Gordini team.
Giuseppe Farina. Farina led an Alfa Romeo 1-2-3 in front of the Royal Family for the first ever Formula One race.
Juan Manuel Fangio . Fangio won 24 races in his career and 5 titles, in 1951 and 1954 to 1957.
Jim Clark . Jim Clark achieved this remarkable record 11 times. They include: Britain and USA '62, France, Britain and Mexico '63, Britain '64, South Africa, France and Germany '65, Mexico '67 and South Africa '68.
106. Prosts long career in good cars allowed him to stand on the podium 106 times in 199 races, a 53 percent record. At the end of 2000 Michael Schumacher had 84 podiums.
Michael Schumacher. Michael Schumacher had achieved his 42nd fastest lap at the European Grand Prix, eclipsing Prosts old record of 41. Third best at the time was Nigel Mansell on 30.
1952 and 53. After missing the first race in 1952, Ascari would win the other six in that season. He then proceeded to win the first three in 1953 before Hawthorn stopped his streak at the French Grand Prix.
|Two drivers were seperated by only 0.010 seconds at the 1971 Italian Grand Prix, the closest ever finish. Who were the two drivers?||For the Record: 1950s to 90s
Gethin, Peterson. The finishing order was Peter Gethin, Ronnie Peterson, Francois Cevert, Mike Hailwood and Howden Ganley, all 5 seperated by only 0.61 seconds!
Riccardo Patrese . Riccardo took part in 256 grand prix, beginning in 1977 and retiring in 1993. He won only 6 races, but continued for so long simply because he loved racing. His first win was in Monaco 1982 and his last win was in Japan 1992.
Nigel Mansell. Nigel Mansell was only beaten to the pole by Senna in Canada and Patrese in Hungary. Senna would take 13 pole positions twice, in 1988 and 1989.
Alain Prost . Prost took his 51st and final victory in Germany 1993. His first was way back in France 1981.
Ayrton Senna . Ayrton Senna has a record 65 pole positions to his credit. He eclipsed the old record held by Jim Clark way back at the American Grand Prix in 1989 and took his last pole at Imola in 1994, the same race he tragically died in.
|In 2000, Michael Schumacher delivered on his promise of winning the World Championship for Ferrari in an immensely successful season. How many races did he win that season?||50 Years of Ferrari
9. Schumacher won the Australian, Brazilian, San Marino, European, Canadian, Italian, American, Japanese and Malaysian GPs, equalled Mansells record of 108 points in a a season, and broke the record of most victories for Ferrari.
|In 1996, double World Champion Michael Schumacher joined Ferrari, promising to win their first title since 1979. Who had won that title in 1979?||50 Years of Ferrari
Jody Scheckter. Scheckter would become famous for being the last Ferrari World Champion.
|Ferrari would experience thier leanest patch ever at the beginning of the 90s, failing to win a race between the 1990 Spanish and 1994 German GPs. How many races did that add up to?||50 Years of Ferrari
58. It is probably one of the more depressing statistics in Ferrari history, but the team were at the time going through many technical and management difficulties, which contributed to this lack of success. Berger would win the 1994 German GP, to the immense relief of the whole of Italy!
|Which driver replaced Alain Prost after the Frenchman was unceremoniuosly fired by the Ferrari management only days before the 1991 Australian GP?||50 Years of Ferrari
Gianni Morbidelli. In what would only turn out to be a one-off for Gianni, he didn't let the oppurtunity slip, and would finish 6th on his Ferrari debut. Prost had been fired after a difficult season for the team.
|Nigel Mansell won on his Ferrari debut in Brazil, 1989. Which other race did he win during that season?||50 Years of Ferrari
Hungarian GP. The Hungarian GP win is one of his more celebreated victories, as it involved a magnificent pass of Ayrton Senna when they came up behind Stefan Johansson in an Onyx. The tifoise would christen Mansell "Il Leone" due to these two famous victories.
|The world of Formula One was saddened by the loss of Enzo Ferrari in 1988, a season dominated by McLaren. However, Ferrari would win at Monza, delighting everyone in Formula One. But McLaren driver Senna had been taken out by which Williams driver only two laps from the end?||50 Years of Ferrari
Jean-Louis Schlesser. To the cheers of a delighted tifosi, Gerhard Berger won at the track where it matters most to everyone at Ferrari, Monza, only a few short weeks after the loss of Enzo. In fact, it was a 1-2 finish for Ferrari, with team-mate Alboreto coming home second.