U.S. GP Quiz - The Answers

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F1 is back in the States

F1 is back in the States

So how much did you know about F1 in America?

1. When did the United States GP make its debut on the F1 calendar?
1959 at Sebring.

Ayrton Senna takes victory for McLaren at Phoenix in 1990

2. Only one team triumphed at the Phoenix Grand Prix Circuit during the three years it hosted an F1 race - who was that team?

3. The 1983 United States GP West was held at Long Beach. Which British driver won from 22nd on the grid?
John Watson for McLaren. The victory still holds the record for lowest starting position.

4. How many drivers started the 2005 race at Indianapolis?
Six - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari), Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari), Tiago Monteiro (Jordan), Narain Karthikeyan (Jordan), Christijan Albers (Minardi) and Patrick Friesacher (Minardi).

Six cars took the start in 2005

5. Which American World Champion drove the first ceremonial laps at the new track?
Mario Andretti.

6. Name the Texas-born motorcycle World Champion who helped design the track?
Kevin Schwantz.

7. A section of the circuit is based on which famous sequence of corners at Silverstone?
Maggots-Becketts-Chapel complex.

8. How long is the back-straight at the Circuit of the Americas?

Lewis Hamilton: 2007 winner at Indianapolis

9. British drivers have been the most successful at the U.S. GP, but who was the last one to win the race?
Lewis Hamilton, 2007.

10. Which team has won the race the most times?
Ferrari, nine times.

11. Which city nearly hosted a race in 1983 based around their American football stadium, before it instead became a Champ Car round the following season?
New York.

Nigel Mansell in action at Caesars Palace in 1981

12. Mark Webber may have described Abu Dhabi as a 'parking lot' but which American race was actually held in a car park?
The Caesars Palace Grand Prix - held in the hotel's car park in 1981 and 1982.

13. Who was the first American World Champion?
Phil Hill in 1961 for Ferrari.

14. Whilst not a national Grand Prix, what famous American race was part of the F1 World Championship between 1950 and 1960 - even if the regular teams did not take part?
The Indianapolis 500.

15. The venue runs in an anti-clockwise direction. What are the four other circuits on the calendar that do?
Singapore, Korea, Abu Dhabi and Brazil.

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