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The Big Quiz - test your Belgian Grand Prix knowledge

23 Aug 2016

The Belgian Grand Prix is famed for its unpredictable weather, but will your recall of the race prove as fickle? It’s time to put your knowhow to the test…

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

Which sportscar ace made his one and only F1 appearance when he replaced Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham for the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix? 

Question 2:

Which current driver inherited victory at the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix when Lewis Hamilton was handed a post-race time penalty?

Question 3:

In the video below, which driver is Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel seen passing at the Bus Stop Chicane in 2012?

Question 4:

Three venues have hosted the Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Zolder and which other venue?

Question 5:

Which driver found himself the centre of attention after taking a surprise pole position at the 1994 Belgian Grand Prix?

Question 6:

Only two drivers have won four consecutive Belgian Grands Prix. Jim Clark was the first, who was the second?   

Question 7:

With victory in the 2002 Belgian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher became the first driver in history to do what in a single season?

Question 8:

Why was the 1985 Belgian Grand Prix meeting abandoned, the event eventually being re-run three months later?

Question 9:

Which driver did McLaren's Lewis Hamilton tangle with on the approach to Les Combes during the 2011 race, putting him out of the race? 

Question 10:

Michael Schumacher made his F1 debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, but whose seat at Jordan did the German take?

Question 11:

Fernando Alonso has never won nor taken pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix – true or false?

Question 12:

Which legendary team swept to an incredible 1-2-3-4 in the 1961 Belgian Grand Prix?

Question 13:

Who is this, making his 50th and final F1 start at Belgium in 2009?

Question 14:

Who was the last Belgian-born driver to start the Belgian Grand Prix?

Question 15:

Damon Hill inherited victory at the 1994 Belgian Grand Prix after rival Michael Schumacher was excluded for a technical breach. But what was the infringement found on the German's Benetton?


1. Andre Lotterer; 2. Ferrari's Felipe Massa; 3. Williams' Bruno Senna; 4. Nivelles; 5. Jordan's Rubens Barrichello; 6. Ayrton Senna; 7. Win 10 races; 8. Because the newly-laid track surface broke up; 9. Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi; 10. Bertrand Gachot; 11. True; 12. Ferrari; 13. Luca Badoer; 14. Max Verstappen, who competes for the Netherlands, but was born in Hasselt, Belgium; 15. Excessive wear on the wooden ‘skid plank’ underneath his car. 


How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium