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The Big Quiz - test your European Grand Prix knowledge

15 Jun 2016

Once an honorary title given to selected races, the European Grand Prix became an event in its own right in 1983 and has been run 22 times since. But will its relatively short history mean you’ll have a better chance of scoring big in our devilishly difficult quiz? It's time to put your knowledge to the test...

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

What did Michael Schumacher do at the 2012 European Grand Prix that he hadn’t done since China in 2006?

Question 2:

How many pit stops did Alain Prost make in the famous wet-dry race at Donington Park in 1993 - three, five or seven?

Question 3:

In the video below, which two Italian drivers are seen clashing while disputing the lead in the 1983 European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch? 

Question 4:

Two drivers have won the European Grand Prix from outside the top ten on the grid – Johnny Herbert is one, who is the other?

Question 5:

In the picture below, who is making a hasty exit from his Ferrari after it burst into flames during the 1985 European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch?

Question 6:

Which of these two countries has hosted the European Grand Prix more times - Germany or Spain? 

Question 7:

What unusual event occurred in qualifying for the 1997 European Grand Prix at Jerez? 

Question 8:

What did Michele Alboreto and Nelson Piquet share at the 1984 European Grand Prix that hasn’t been shared since?

Question 9:

In the video below, which driver is seen weeping on his Minardi following his late retirement from fourth place in the 1999 European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring?

Question 10:

True or false - Hermann Tilke designed the layout for the new Baku Street Circuit?

Question 11:

Nine drivers were handed five-second time penalties after the 2010 race at Valencia. What crime had they all committed?

Question 12:

What accolade did Ayrton Senna achieve for the 19th and final time in his career at the 1993 European Grand Prix?

Question 13:

Name the driver below, flipping out of contention at the start of the 1999 European Grand Prix after contact with Alex Wurz’s Benetton.

Question 14:

Which driver claimed his first F1 victory in the 1996 European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring?

Question 15:

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most European Grand Prix victories - but how many did he win? 


1. He finished on the podium; 2. Seven; 3. Elio de Angelis and Riccardo Patrese; 4. Fernando Alonso; 5. Michele Alboreto; 6. Germany, 12-7; 7. The fastest time was shared by three drivers - Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher and Heinz-Harald Frentzen; 8. The fastest lap of the race; 9. Luca Badoer; 10. True; 11. Speeding under safety car conditions; 12. The fastest lap of the race; 13. Sauber’s Pedro Diniz; 14. Jacques Villeneuve; 15. Six. 


How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium