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The Big Quiz - test your Spanish Grand Prix knowledge

10 May 2016

This year sees the 46th running of the Spanish Grand Prix - but how much can you remember about the previous 45? It's time to delve into your memory bank...

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

Fernando Alonso is the only Spanish driver to win his home Grand Prix, but how many times has he done it? 

Question 2:

Ayrton Senna won the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix by just 0.014s - one of the smallest winning margins in F1 history. But which driver did he beat across the line?

Question 3:

In the video below, which world champion is seen performing a double overtake on the Ferraris of Gerhard Berger and Michele Alboreto at Jerez in 1987?

Question 4:

Which driver celebrated his victory in the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix by throwing his helmet into the crowd?

Question 5:

Which two drivers are pictured here clashing during the 2001 Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona?

Question 6:

Why did Lewis Hamilton lose his pole position at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix?

Question 7:

What did Lella Lombardi become the first female driver to do at the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix? 

Question 8:

What was unique about Jackie Stewart’s hat-trick of Spanish victories between 1969 and 1971?

Question 9:

In the video below, which the Italian driver is seen suffering an embarrassing spin coming out of the pit lane during practice at Barcelona in 1997? 

Question 10:

Six different teams have tasted victory at Barcelona in the last ten races. Mercedes are one – who are the other five?

Question 11:

Why did Jenson Button and Takuma Sato miss the 2005 running of the Spanish Grand Prix?

Question 12:

Which driver finished second in the 2000 Spanish Grand Prix, just five days after miraculously surviving a plane crash?

Question 13:

Which British driver is this, pictured here en route to his third and final F1 podium at Barcelona in 1994?

Question 14:

Juan Manuel Fangio won the first Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes in 1951, but for whom was the great Argentinian driving? 

Question 15:

Which of these venues has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix more times - Jerez or Jarama?


1. Twice, in 2006 and 2013; 2. Nigel Mansell; 3. McLaren’s Alain Prost; 4. Mark Webber; 5. Jordan’s Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Jaguar’s Pedro de la Rosa; 6. He stopped out on track at the end of Q3 and when his car was returned to parc ferme it didn’t have sufficient fuel onboard to provide a sample; 7. Score a point (or to be more accurate, half a point); 8. They were achieved in chassis built by three different manufacturers - Matra, March and Tyrrell; 9. Sauber’s Gianni Morbidelli; 10. Ferrari, Williams, Red Bull, Brawn and Renault; 11. Their BAR team was excluded after being found guilty of running illegal cars at the previous round in San Marino; 12. David Coulthard; 13. Tyrrell’s Mark Blundell; 14. Alfa Romeo; 15. Jarama, by a score of nine to five. 


How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium