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The Big Quiz - test your Austrian Grand Prix knowledge

28 Jun 2016

This coming weekend the hills will once again be alive with the sound of F1 engines - but how well do past Austrian Grands Prix reverberate in your memory bank? It's time to dust off your thinking cap...

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

Niki Lauda is the only Austrian to have won his home Grand Prix, but how many of his fellow countrymen have also scored a podium on home soil?

Question 2:

In terms of distance Spielberg is the shortest track on the calendar – true or false?

Question 3:

Which Italian driver walked away from this enormous accident in the 1985 race in Austria? 

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Question 4:

Which record that had been held exclusively by Jackie Stewart since 1970 did Lewis Hamilton equal at last year’s Austrian Grand Prix?

Question 5:

Which driver joined Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello on the podium following the infamous 2002 Austrian Grand Prix?

Question 6:

Which team holds the record for most wins in Austria? 

Question 7:

Which British driver fulfilled a bet to shave off his trademark beard after winning the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix? 

Question 8:

At the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix, what did Valtteri Bottas become the seventh Finnish driver in history to do?

Question 9:

In the video below, which two future F1 race winners are seen fighting over second place in the 1997 Austrian Grand Prix?   

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Question 10:

What links these five drivers: Lorenzo Bandini, Vittorio Brambilla, John Watson, Alan Jones and Elio de Angelis?

Question 11:

“Not bad for an old man!” Which driver said this moments after crossing the line in last year’s race at Spielberg?

Question 12:

The 1976 and 1977 Austrian Grands Prix were won by two different teams, neither of which would go on to win in F1 again. Name those teams.

Question 13:

Which driver was lucky to escape unscathed when his McLaren hit a deer during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix in 1987?

Question 14:

Zeltweg Airfield, venue for the inaugural Austrian Grand Prix in 1964, is the only circuit beginning with the letter ‘Z’ to have held a world championship race – true or false?

Question 15:

Which driver scored a record three Austrian wins in four years between 1983 and 1986?


1. Zero – Lauda is the only Austrian to score a home podium; 2. False – Monaco, Mexico and Brazil are shorter; 3. Ligier's Andrea de Cesaris; 4. The record for consecutive races led, which was 17; 5. Juan Pablo Montoya; 6. McLaren with six; 7. John Watson; 8. Finish a race on the podium; 9. Jordan’s Giancarlo Fisichella and Prost’s Jarno Trulli; 10. They all scored their maiden Grand Prix wins in Austria; 11. Williams’ Felipe Massa, who had just finished third; 12. Penske and Shadow; 13. Stefan Johansson; 14. False – Zandvoort in the Netherlands and Zolder in Belgium have also hosted rounds; 15. Alain Prost. 


How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium