Quiz Section - Basic Facts
  • Until 1957 , the length of the championship events were of 500 kms or 3 hrs.
  • In the 1956 British Grand Prix during qualifying four drivers clocked the same time of 1m 44 secs; while another four cars were bracketed together on 1m 49 secs
  • The timing sensor is embedded in the track where it can register movement. A transponder mounted on the car triggers a sensor (fitted on the track) in each start position to identify jump starts, and a sensor in each team’s pit bay measures the duration of pit stops.
  • Tag Heuer’s (Official Timekeeper for Formula 1 races) timing center is so huge that it takes no less than 26 trucks to transport the center around the European leg of the championship, and two and a half Boeing 747s for races outside Europe.
  • Formula 1 timings are accurate to 1/1000th of a second. Why aren’t the accurate to 1/10,000th of a second?
    Imagine a car traveling at 240kmph. 1/1000th of a second represents more or less seven centimeters. But 1/10,000th of a second represents less than seven millimeters and devices capable of recording distances with this sort of exactness
    are not yet quite reliable.

Question and Answers

  1. When was the first Formula 1 championship contested?
  2. Which was the first race of the F1 world championship?
  3. What’s the history of the Silverstone circuit?
  4. Who won the first ever Formula 1 race ?
  5. In which car did Guiseppe Farina win the very first Formula 1 race?
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  6. Who was the first Formula 1 World Champion?
  7. Where and when did the first rear-engined car make its appearance?
  8. Which was the first car to have a rear-engine fitted?
  9. Who was the driver (Hint : Cooper-JAP) to drive the first ever rear-engine fitted car?
  10. When did Ferrari register its first ever grand prix victory?
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  11. Where did Ferrari register its first ever grand victory?
  12. Who registered Ferrari’s first ever grand prix victory?
  13. When did Juan Manuel Fangio register his first Formula 1 World Championship?
  14. In which car did Juan Manuel Fangio register his first Formula 1 World Championship?
  15. When did BRM makes its world championship debut as a constructor?
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  16. When was the Indianapolis 500 included in the Formula 1 Championship?
  17. What was the most significant thing that happened in 1951?
  18. Who won the constructor’s championship in 1952?
  19. Who won the Driver’s championship in 1952?
  20. When did Ferrari win its second Formula 1 constructors’ championship?
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  21. When was the first South American (Argentine Grand Prix) round in the world championship held?
  22. When did Maserati register its first Grand Prix victory?
  23. Which driver registered the first grand prix victory for Maserati at Monza?
  24. Who is the Driver’s champion in 1953?
  25. When did Mercedes Benz enter into Formula 1?
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  26. Which constructor (even present today) made an entry into Formula 1 in 1954?
  27. What was the highlight of Mercedes Benz’s debut in Formula 1?
  28. Who won the Driver’s championship in 1954?
  29. Who is the only driver to have taken a plunge into the famous harbour of Monaco?
  30. Why did Mercedes withdraw from all motor-sport in 1955 (just a year after making an entry into Formula 1)?
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  31. What was the most tragic event of the Formula 1 championship in 1955?
  32. When did Stirling Moss register his first grand prix victory?
  33. Where did Stirling Moss win his first grand prix?
  34. Who clinched the 1955 Formula 1 World Championship?
  35. When did Juan Manuel Fangio clinch his 3rd World Championship?
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  36. Who was Peter Collins?
  37. How did Juan Manuel Fangio manage to win his 4th Drivers championship?
  38. When did Juan Manuel Fangio clinch his 4th Driver’s championship?
  39. Who clinched the 1956 Drivers championship?
  40. In which car did Juan Manuel Fangio register his 4th Drivers championship?
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  41. What was the significance of the Suez Canal in the 1956?
  42. Historically, what did Suez Canal had to do with the Formula 1 ?
  43. Which was the greatest drive for Fangio?
  44. Which was the longest circuit ever to be used for the Formula 1 World championship?
  45. When did Jaun Manuel Fangio record his 5th World championship?
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  46. Who won the 1957 Formula 1 World Championship?
  47. When did Cooper record its first world championship?
  48. Which driver gave Cooper its first world championship crown?
  49. Which team won the 1958 Constructors championship?
  50. Which was Juan Manuel Fangio’s last grand prix?
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  51. In which car did Fangio run his last grand prix?
  52. What was the relation between a Ferrari and a tree during the 1958 German Grand Prix at Nurburgring?
  53. Who won the 1958 Drivers championship?
  54. When did Mike Hawthorn clinch is first world championship?
  55. When did Mike Hawthorn retire from Formula 1 Racing?
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  56. What was the highlight of Mike Hawthorn’s championship victory in 1958?
  57. Which team won the 1958 Constructors championship?
  58. Which team won the 1958 constructors championship and withdrew from Grand Prix racing in the same year?
  59. Which is the only team to have won a constructors championship and withdrew itself  from Grand Prix racing in the same year?
  60. Which world champion died in 1959?
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  61. When did Jack Brabham record his first win?
  62. Where did Jack Brabham record his first win?
  63. Who is the only driver to have won the world championship in his debut year into Formula 1 ?
  64. Which driver won the 1959 Drivers championship?
  65. Which team won the 1959 Constructors championship?
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  66. When did Jim Clark make his debut into Formula 1?
  67. In which car did Jim Clark make his debut into Formula 1?
  68. Where did Jim Clark make his Formula 1 debut?
  69. Which team won the last ever front-engined Formula 1 win?
  70. Who won the 1960 Drivers championship?
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  71. When did Jack Brabham win his second world championship?
  72. Which team won the 1960 Constructors championship?
  73. When did Cooper Climax win its second constructors championship?
  74. In which year was the first 1.5 liter engine introduced?
  75. What was the highlight of the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix?
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  76. Which is the only driver to win a formula 1 race on his debut?
  77. Who was the first ever American Formula 1 champion?
  78. Who was killed in the 1961 Italian Grand prix?
  79. Which team introduced the monocoque chassis?
  80. In which year was the monocoque chassis introduced?