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The Big Quiz - test your Abu Dhabi Grand Prix knowledge

22 Nov 2016

Abu Dhabi may not have the longest F1 history, but will that make finding the answers to our quiz any easier? It’s time to find out…

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

At last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, what did Nico Rosberg become just the second driver to do at Yas Marina?

Question 2:

Who won the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2009? 

Question 3:

In the video below, which drivers are seen colliding in the pit lane during last year’s race at Yas Marina?

Question 4:

Which of these teams has never taken pole position in Abu Dhabi – Red Bull, McLaren or Ferrari?

Question 5:

Which driver, pictured below, made his sole F1 practice session appearance at Abu Dhabi in 2011, driving for Marussia?

Question 6:

Which very special guest congratulated Lewis Hamilton over team radio after the British driver won the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and with it the world title?

Question 7:

We’re yet to see a safety car deployment in any of the races in Abu Dhabi - true or false?

Question 8:

Who was the only driver to retire from last year’s race in Abu Dhabi, having been involved in a first corner collision with Fernando Alonso?  

Question 9:

In the video below, which driver is seen mistakenly pulling into the Red Bull pit box during the 2009 race at Yas Marina?   

Question 10:

Mercedes set a new record for one-two race finishes in a single season at last year’s finale in Abu Dhabi, but what was their tally - 11, 12 or 13?

Question 11:

When Kimi Raikkonen made his infamous “Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing” remark over team radio in the 2012 race, which driver were his Lotus team trying to tell him the gap to? 

Question 12:

Which team scored their final podium at the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Question 13:

What offense did Max Verstappen commit in last year’s race at Yas Marina which earned him a 20-second time penalty and two penalty points on his license?

Question 14:

Abu Dhabi will host its eighth Grand Prix in 2016, but how many of those eight were the final race of the season – five, six or seven?

Question 15:

Who has led more laps in Abu Dhabi history – Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel?


1. Win from pole; 2. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel; 3. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas and McLaren’s Jenson Button; 4. Ferrari; 5. Robert Wickens; 6. UK royal Prince Harry; 7. False – the 2010 and 2012 races featured safety car deployments; 8. Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado; 9. Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari; 10. 12; 11. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso; 12. Brawn GP; 13. Ignoring blue flags; 14. Five; 15. Hamilton, 138 to 134.

How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium