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The Big Quiz - test your Singapore Grand Prix knowledge

14 Sep 2016

On the calendar since 2008, Singapore has quickly become a favourite for the F1 paddock and fans alike. But are you a night race expert or will our questions leave you in the dark? It’s time to get those grey cells working…

Answers at the bottom of the page

Question 1:

Who did Nico Hulkenberg collide with during the 2015 race, leading to his retirement?

Question 2:

The safety car has been deployed in every Singapore Grand Prix to date - true or false?

Question 3:

In the video below, who is seen catching air before crashing during qualifying in 2011? 

Question 4:

Who was on pole position for the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix in 2008 – Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen or Fernando Alonso?

Question 5:

Who is this, attempting to keep cool during qualifying for the 2011 event?

Question 6:

Singapore is known as one of the most physical races on the calendar, but of the eight races at Marina Bay to date, how many have lasted more than two hours – one, three or five? 

Question 7:

"I should have known really that he's mental..." To whom was an angry Jenson Button referring in this famous team radio exchange from the 2015 race in Singapore?

Question 8:

Five different manufacturers have triumphed in Singapore – name them.

Question 9:

In the video below, which unlucky driver is seen collecting Adrian Sutil's spinning Force India?

Question 10:

Which of the following four drivers - Timo Glock, Felipe Massa, Mark Webber and Jenson Button - has never stood on the podium at Singapore?  

Question 11:

Only one driver has led more than 200 laps in Singapore – who?

Question 12:

Which German driver scored the first of his two career fastest laps to date at Singapore in 2012?

Question 13:

A collision with Sergio Perez ended Michael Schumacher’s 2011 race at Singapore – but who did the seven-time world champion collide with in the following year’s race, also resulting in his retirement?

Question 14:

Fernando Alonso achieved what for the one and only time in his career to date at the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix?

Question 15:

Which two drivers were reprimanded for their actions after the chequered flag in 2013 race, one for hitching a ride back to the pits and the other for providing the taxi service? 


1. Williams' Felipe Massa; 2. True; 3. Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi; 4. Felipe Massa; 5. Force India's Paul di Resta; 6. 3 (2012, 2014, 2015); 7. Pastor Maldonado, who Button had just clashed with; 8. Renault, McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes; 9. Sauber's Nick Heidfeld; 10. Felipe Massa; 11. Sebastian Vettel; 12. Nico Hulkenberg; 13. Jean-Eric Vergne; 14. He scored a Grand Slam (or Grand Chelem) – pole, victory, fastest lap, led every lap; 15. Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber. 


How did you get on?

0-5: Back of the grid

6-10: Solid midfield runner

11-15: Top of the podium