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The Big Quiz - test your Brazilian Grand Prix knowledge

09 Nov 2016

Brazil can boast some of the finest drivers in F1 history - but will you be boasting about your score after taking our tricky quiz? It’s time to put on your thinking cap…

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

The 2003 Brazilian podium ceremony featured only the first- and second-placed drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella, who later had their positions swapped. Who finished third and why was he missing? 

Question 2:

Carlos Pace, after whom Brazil’s circuit is named, took his only F1 win on home soil in 1975 – but for which team was he driving?

Question 3:

In the video below, which driver is seen losing a wheel coming out of the pits in the 2011 race?

Question 4:

Which of the following three Brazilian Grand Prix winners was not born in Sao Paulo – Felipe Massa, Emerson Fittipaldi or Nelson Piquet?

Question 5:

Which Brazilian driver is pictured below, competing in his home Grand Prix for Minardi in 1996?

Question 6:

Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Fernando Alonso has ever won in Brazil – true or false?

Question 7:

On how many occasions did Rio’s Jacarepagua circuit host the Brazilian Grand Prix – six, eight or ten times?

Question 8:

What was unusual about the finish to the 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix?  

Question 9:

In the video below, which two drivers are seen going wheel-to-wheel through Turns 1 and 2 in the 2012 race? 

Question 10:

Race leader Juan Pablo Montoya was inadvertently punted out of the 2001 Brazilian Grand Prix by which backmarker?

Question 11:

Which now defunct team took a dominant one-two at the 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix?

Question 12:

Which current driver scored a hat-trick of pole positions in Brazil from 2006-2008?

Question 13:

In the image below, which team mates are pictured moments after coming together on the opening lap of the 2006 race in Brazil?

Question 14:

Who was given a one-race ban (later increased to three races after a failed appeal) for his part in a four-car crash in Brazil in 1994?

Question 15:

Which driver defied team orders to win the 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of team mate Alan Jones, his third win in the country?


1. Fernando Alonso, who was on his way to hospital after a big crash that brought out the red flags; 2. Brabham; 3. Virgin’s Timo Glock; 4. Nelson Piquet, who was born in Rio de Janeiro and took both of his home wins there; 5. Tarso Marques; 6. True; 7. Ten; 8. Michael Schumacher won the race without being shown the chequered flag - guest flag waver (and football legend) Pele missed the German crossing the line; 9. Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher; 10. Arrows’ Jos Verstappen; 11. Ligier; 12. Felipe Massa; 13. Williams duo Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber; 14. Jordan’s Eddie Irvine; 15. Carlos Reutemann.

How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium