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The Big Quiz - test your knowledge of the Bahrain Grand Prix

29 Mar 2016

Think you know your desert duels and your Sakhir stats? Then why not take our devilishly difficult quiz on all things Bahrain...

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

Ferrari finished one-two with Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello at the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix in 2004, but which British driver finished third?

Question 2:

At the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix, what did Fernando Alonso become the first man since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007 to do? 

Question 3:

Watch the video below and then name the two drivers who are seen clashing at the 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Question 4:

Which Spanish driver stood in for the injured Juan Pablo Montoya at the 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix and went on to score the only fastest lap of his career?

Question 5:

Look at the picture below. Lewis Hamilton sustained a broken front wing in the early stages of the 2008 race, but how?

Question 6:

Which world famous guitarist waved the chequered flag at the finish of the 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix?

Question 7:

How many times has Bahrain played host to the season-opening Grand Prix? 

Question 8:

BMW-Sauber scored their only pole position in Bahrain in 2008, but which driver was at the wheel?

Question 9:

Watch the video below and then name the driver that F1 debutant Nico Rosberg is shown overtaking on the penultimate lap of the 2006 race to take seventh place.

Question 10:

I made my Formula One debut in the European Grand Prix at Valencia in 2009 and scored my first ever F1 podium at Bahrain in 2012 when I finished third – which current driver am I?

Question 11:

‘Jill ran tour’ is an anagram of which former Bahrain Grand Prix polesitter?

Question 12:

What was used for the first and as yet only time at the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix? 

Question 13:

Which current driver finished a brilliant third in Bahrain in 2006 after starting the race from last following a suspension failure in qualifying? (pictured below)

Question 14:

“He’s moving across on me on the straight and wheel-banging – come on guys!” Who was Jenson Button complaining about over team radio during the 2013 race in Bahrain?

Question 15:

Three drivers have started every Bahrain Grand Prix since its inception in 2004. Jenson Button is one - who are the other two?


1. BAR’s Jenson Button; 2. Win on his Ferrari debut; 3. Williams’ Ralf Schumacher and BAR’s Takuma Sato; 4. McLaren’s Pedro de la Rosa – and the fastest lap stands as the lap record to this day; 5. He crashed into the back of Fernando Alonso’s Renault; 6. Eric Clapton; 7. Twice, in 2006 and in 2010; 8. Robert Kubica; 9. Red Bull's Christian Klien; 10. Romain Grosjean; 11. Jarno Trulli; 12. The 6.2km extended Grand Prix circuit; 13. Kimi Raikkonen; 14. His McLaren team mate, Sergio Perez; 15. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.


How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium