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The Big Quiz - test your Mexican Grand Prix knowledge

26 Oct 2016

Formula One returned to Mexico for the first time in 23 years in 2015 – but how well can you remember the previous 15 races in the country? It's time to pit your wits against our devilishly tricky quiz...

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

Where did Sergio Perez finish in his inaugural race on home soil last year – eighth, ninth or tenth?

Question 2:

Last year in Mexico, which driver set the fastest time in FP1, but crashed out after just five minutes in FP2, bringing out the red flags?

Question 3:

In the video below, which Italian driver is seen crashing out at the start of the 1992 race in Mexico City?

Question 4:

Two Mexican drivers were on the grid for Mexico’s inaugural world championship race in 1963. Pedro Rodriguez was one – who was the other?

Question 5:

Which father of a future F1 driver is this riding the kerbs at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 1986?

Question 6:

Three teams have scored three victories in Mexico. McLaren are one – who are the other two?

Question 7:

Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez was born in Mexico City – true or false?

Question 8:

John Surtees clinched the 1964 drivers’ title at that year’s final round in Mexico – but which two other drivers were also in contention for the crown going into that race?

Question 9:

In the video below, who is Ferrari’s Gerhard Berger overtaking into Turn 1?

Question 10:

Nelson Piquet was first across the finish line at the 1987 Mexican Grand Prix, but team mate Nigel Mansell won the race – why?

Question 11:

RACQUET BE HERO is an anagram of which former Mexican driver who made 41 starts in the late 1970s and early 1980s?

Question 12:

Which driver and constructor secured their maiden wins in Mexico in 1965?

Question 13:

In last year’s race, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel suffered a lap one puncture after clashing with who at the first corner?

Question 14:

Which of these two devices did Lotus’s Graham Hill make use of during the 1968 race in Mexico, where he clinched his second world title? – a) A driver-operated moveable rear wing flap or b) A special pedal to control ride height

Question 15:

What did the Brabham team fail to do for the first time in their history at the 1992 Mexican Grand Prix?


1. Eighth; 2. Max Verstappen; 3. Ferrari’s Ivan Capelli; 4. Moises Solana; 5. Jonathan Palmer, father of current Renault driver Jolyon; 6. Lotus and Williams; 7. False – he was born in Monterrey; 8. Graham Hill and Jim Clark; 9. Lotus’s Nelson Piquet; 10. Because the race result was decided on aggregate time and Mansell had led the first half of the race before the red flag comfortably; 11. Hector Rebaque; 12. Richie Ginther and Honda; 13. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo; 14. a) A driver-operated moveable rear wing flap; 15. Qualify either of the cars they had entered for the race.

How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium