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Le Mans History

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Le Mans History game quiz
"Only for the true fans of this endurance race! (current as at November 2000 -ed.)"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What was the historical date of the first 24 Hours of Le Mans?
    3rd July, 1922
    26th May, 1923
    10th April, 1923
    1st June, 1922


2. The first winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans were Andre Lagache and Rene Leonard. In what car did they win the race?
    La Lorraine
    Chenard and Walcker
    Bentley 3.0
    Bentley 4.5


3. The worst ever motorsport accident unfortunately occurred during the Le Mans race. In what year?
    1981
    1934
    1955
    1975


4. The traditional start, where drivers ran across the track to their race cars, was last used in what year?
    1969
    1971
    1970
    1968


5. Which driver was the first to win 6 times at Le Mans?
    Gendebien
    Pescarolo
    Ickx
    Barilla


6. What manufacturer has the most consecutive victories in Le Mans?
    Ferrari
    Porsche
    Jaguar
    Bugatti


7. From 1923 throuigh to the end of the 20th century, the Le Mans circiut has suffered many changes, especially in its length. How many different lengths has the circuit had since the first race?
    10
    12
    8
    5


8. The race has been held every year with the exception of 1936 because of the French Strike. When the Second World War intervened the race was cancelled again in 1940 until ____ ?
    1948
    1946
    1950
    1952


9. Traditionally, the race always starts at _____ hours on Saturday.
    Answer: ( 24 hr clock)


10. The record of the fastest average speed (138.13 mph) for the Le Mans 24 hours was established in 1971. What car holds that record?
    Porsche 917
    Matra-Simca MS670
    Ford GT40
    Mirage-Ford M8


11. The record of the fastest average speed (138.13 mph) for the Le Mans 24 hours was established in 1971. What was the team that won thatyear's race?
    H. Marko, G.van Lennep
    H. Herrmann, R. Attwood
    H. Pescarolo, G. Hill
    J. Ickx, D. Bell


12. What is the longest distance covered a Le Mans 24 hours race?
    3355 miles
    3315 miles
    3475 miles
    3205 miles


13. In 1977 Ickx won his 3rd consecutive Le Mans, becoming the ____ driver to win 3 straight?
    4th
    2nd
    1st
    7th


14. The first victory for Ferrari in a Le Mans was in 1949 with a 146MM. None of its drivers were Italian. What was the nationality of the 2 drivers?
    Argentinian and Spanish
    American and German
    Argentinian and British
    British and American


15. Audi had its debut in Le Mans in 1999. But in 2000 the 3 Audi cars participating in Le Mans had one peculiarity. What was it?
    The 3 cars gaved up in the pit lane
    The 3 cars had accidents in the first lap
    The 3 cars were 1st, 2nd and 3rd
    The 3 cars won ex-aequo


16. In 1970 only 7 cars saw the checkered flag. In 1971 only 13 cars ended the race. But in these 2 years, only 2 manufacturers finished the race. Who were they?
    Ferrari and Alpine Renault
    Ferrari and Ford
    Porsche and Ferrari
    Porsche and Matra-Simca


17. From 1982 to 1986 another record was set in Le Mans. Only one manufacturer finished in the first 5 positions in every race. Who was it?
    Porsche
    Jaguar
    Ferrari
    BMW


18. In 1993 this manufacturer finished the race with its 3 cars in the first 3 positions. Who was it?
    Ferrari
    Peugeot
    Porsche
    Jaguar


19. What was the manufacturer of the smallest engine ever to race in Le Mans?
    Austin
    Riley
    Morris
    Simca


20. Who was the winning team inthe 2000 Le Mans race?
    Kristensen, Biela, Pirro
    Alboreto, Capello, Abt
    McNish, Ortelli, Aiello
    Amorim, Beltoise, Donohue


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