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The Big Quiz - test your British Grand Prix knowledge

06 Jul 2016

The British Grand Prix is the oldest of all the races on the calendar, but when it comes to our quiz will you prove as successful as Mansell or as unlucky as Button? It's time to put your knowledge to the test...

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

Two drivers share the record for British Grand Prix wins with five. Jim Clark (pictured below) is one - who is the other?

Question 2:

Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix three times, but how many of those victories have come from pole position - one, two or three?

Question 3:

In the video below, which driver is seen sustaining damage to his Toro Rosso after colliding with McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen in the 2009 race?  

Question 4:

Three circuits have hosted the British Grand Prix - Silverstone, Brands Hatch and which other venue? 

Question 5:

Which future Grand Prix winner - and Ferrari legend - is pictured here making his F1 debut with McLaren at the 1977 British Grand Prix?

Question 6:

The same three British drivers shared the podium places in consecutive British Grands Prix in 1964 and 1965. Jim Clark won both races, but who joined him on the rostrum? 

Question 7:

Which British team recorded their first ever F1 victory in the 1979 race at Silverstone with Clay Regazzoni at the wheel? 

Question 8:

Jenson Button has raced at Silverstone 16 times, but famously never finished on the podium. What’s his best result on home soil - fourth, fifth or sixth?

Question 9:

In the video below, which McLaren driver is seen suffering a massive failure of his Peugeot engine at the start of the 1994 British Grand Prix?   

Question 10:

How many corners on the Silverstone’s Grand Prix layout have names beginning with the letter C?

Question 11:

Which Italian team completed a clean sweep of the podium places in the inaugural British Grand Prix in 1950?

Question 12:

Which British driver claimed three consecutive pole positions at Silverstone from 1994 to 1996?

Question 13:

Ahead of winning the 2011 race at Silverstone, Fernando Alonso demonstrated a Ferrari 375 - the car that had given the Scuderia their first ever Grand Prix win at the same circuit 50 years previously. But which driver, nicknamed ‘The Pampus Bull’, was victorious in that 1951 race?

Question 14:

What did Nigel Mansell announce immediately after going out of the 1990 British Grand Prix at Silverstone with gearbox issues?

Question 15:

“That man has just wiped out my entire Formula One team,” John Surtees famously exclaimed after all three of his cars were taken out in the infamous Woodcote melee in 1973. To which future world champion, who triggered the mayhem, was Surtees referring?


1. Alain Prost; 2. Just one, in 2015; 3. Sebastien Bourdais; 4. Aintree; 5. Gilles Villeneuve; 6. Graham Hill and John Surtees; 7. Williams; 8. Fourth (2004, 2010 and 2014); 9. Martin Brundle; 10. Three - Copse, Chapel and Club; 11. Alfa Romeo; 12. Damon Hill; 13. Jose Froilan Gonzalez; 14. That he would retire from F1 at the end of the year – a decision he later reversed; 15. Jody Scheckter. 


How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium