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The Big Quiz - test your German Grand Prix knowledge

28 Jul 2016

After a year off the calendar, the German Grand Prix has returned this season. What better way to mark the occasion than by taking our devilishly difficult quiz...

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished first and third respectively the last time F1 raced in Germany in 2014 - but who finished second? 

Question 2:

Which current driver recorded DNFs in his first five races at Hockenheim?

Question 3:

In the video below, which McLaren driver is seen spinning into the gravel after contact with Ferrari’s Rubens Barrichello at the start of the 2003 Hockenheim race? 

Question 4:

Which team bagged a double podium finish at the 1994 German Grand Prix with Olivier Panis and Eric Bernard at the wheel?

Question 5:

In the picture below, which driver is hitching a lift back to the pits on the back of Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari following the 1997 German Grand Prix?

Question 6:

Four German drivers have won their home race – Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and who else?    

Question 7:

What record did Rubens Barrichello set with victory in Germany in 2000 that was latterly broken by Mark Webber in the same country in 2009?

Question 8:

AVUS, home to the 1959 German Grand Prix, was situated in which major city? 

Question 9:

Name the Ferrari and Ligier drivers involved in this thrilling dice at Hockenheim in 1993 

Question 10:

The 1987 race in Germany saw a famously high level of retirements, but how many of the 26 starters were classified finishers - five, six or seven?

Question 11:

Which Brazilian driver scored his only F1 podium finish at Hockenheim in 2008?

Question 12:

"Mika was the star today and he won the race. He is "Boy Wonder"! I will give him my trophy". Who said this after being gifted victory in the 1999 race by team mate Mika Salo?

Question 13:

Which driver was flipped upside down at the first corner of the 2014 German Grand Prix after contact with McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen?

Question 14:

Ferrari hold the record for the most wins in Germany, but how many victories have the Scuderia claimed - 15, 21 or 26?

Question 15:

Only two drivers have won three successive German Grands Prix - Ayrton Senna is one, who is the other?


1. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas; 2. Kimi Raikkonen; 3. Kimi Raikkonen; 4. Ligier; 5. Giancarlo Fisichella; 6. Ralf Schumacher; 7. The record for the most race starts before victory - Barrichello won at his 123rd attempt, Webber at his 130th; 8. Berlin; 9. Ligier’s Mark Blundell and Ferrari’s Gerhard Berger; 10. Seven; 11. Nelson Piquet Jr; 12. Ferrari's Eddie Irvine; 13. Williams' Felipe Massa; 14. 21; 15. Juan Manuel Fangio. 


How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium