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The Big Quiz - test your United States Grand Prix knowledge

19 Oct 2016

10 different American venues have hosted a Grand Prix - but will you tally that many points in our tricky quiz? It's time to put your knowledge to the test...

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

A baby-faced Sebastian Vettel made his Grand Prix debut with BMW-Sauber at the 2007 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis - but where did he finish?

Question 2:

Lewis Hamilton has won three of the four races held in Austin to date - but how many times has he claimed pole at the Circuit of The Americas?

Question 3:

In the video below, who is seen suffering a big barrel roll in the first-corner melee at Indianapolis in 2006?

Question 4:

Which was the first US venue after Indianapolis to host a round of the world championship?

Question 5:

Only three teams and six drivers took the start of the controversial 2005 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis – name them.

Question 6:

Which team holds the record for consecutive victories in United States Grands Prix?

Question 7:

Which of the following three drivers has not finished on the podium in Austin - Fernando Alonso, Romain Grosjean or Kimi Raikkonen?

Question 8:

Who, in 1961, became the first American-born driver to finish on the podium in a United States Grand Prix, coming second to Innes Ireland at Watkins Glen?  

Question 9:

In the video below, which two drivers are seen squabbling for position in the early stages of the 2012 race at Austin?

Question 10:

Which driver scored the only podium of his F1 career at the 2004 United States Grand Prix?

Question 11:

"It was not planned. It just happened like that. I was told it was seven centimetres” - to what from the 2002 race at Indianapolis was Ferrari boss Jean Todt referring?

Question 12:

What record did Sebastian Vettel break with victory in the 2013 race at Austin?

Question 13:

The picture below shows the last American driver to score an F1 podium on home soil, doing so at the 1989 United States Grand Prix at Phoenix. Who is he?

Question 14:

Which driver was handed a seven-place grid drop for the following race in Brazil after crashing into Adrian Sutil’s Sauber on the opening lap of the 2014 race in Austin?

Question 15:

Which driver was forced to sit out the next six races after a nasty crash at the 2004 United States Grand Prix?


1. Eighth; 2. Zero; 3. BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld; 4. Sebring (in 1959); 5. Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari), Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan (Jordan), Christijan Albers and Patrick Friesacher (Minardi); 6. Ferrari, who won five straight races between 2002-2006; 7. Kimi Raikkonen; 8. Dan Gurney; 9. Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen and Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg; 10. Takuma Sato; 11. The gap between Ferrari drivers Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher after their ‘stage managed’ formation finish to the race; 12. The record for consecutive wins in a single season, with eight; 13. Eddie Cheever, who finished third for Arrows; 14. Force India’s Sergio Perez; 15. Ralf Schumacher.

How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium