The Big Quiz – test your Japanese Grand Prix knowledge
October 6 2016 , 12:00 am
Japan is famed for its passionate and knowledgeable fans – but is your familiarity with their home race up to muster? It’s time to put your thinking cap on…
Answers at the bottom of the page
Which driver sported a one-off helmet design featuring two sumo wrestlers at the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix?
James Hunt famously won the 1976 drivers’ title by finishing third in a rain-soaked shootout with Niki Lauda at Fuji – but who won that race?
In the onboard video below, who is seen spinning out of the 2012 race at Suzuka?
Three drivers have won the Japanese Grand Prix three times or more – name them.
Which Japanese driver is pictured below, competing at his home Grand Prix in 2006?
What was unusual about qualifying for the 2004 and 2010 Japanese Grands Prix?
Which future F1 team owner became the first Japanese driver to stand on a Grand Prix podium when he finished third in his home race in 1990?
Which driver was forced to sit out the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix after sustaining a leg injury in a crash during qualifying?
In the video below, which driver is Michael Schumacher seen tangling with at Suzuka’s chicane in 2003?
“I’m going to try to stay out mate, I’ve been sick in the car, but I want to see how it goes” – which unwell driver uttered these words over team radio midway through the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji?
Who was promoted to victory in the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix after Ayrton Senna – the first man across the line – was disqualified from the results?
Sebastian Vettel has finished on the podium in every race he has started at Suzuka – true or false?
What was unusual about the method by which the result of the 1994 Japanese Grand Prix – won by Damon Hill (below) – was decided?
“It was a nice gesture, but I don’t think it was particularly well executed. It could have been done more magnanimously.” To what incident from the 1991 Japanese Grand Prix was McLaren boss Ron Dennis referring?
Which one of these teams has never taken pole in Japan – Renault, Toyota or Williams?
1. Jenson Button; 2. Mario Andretti; 3. Sauber’s Sergio Perez; 4. Michael Schumacher (6), Sebastian Vettel (4) and Lewis Hamilton (3); 5. Sakon Yamamoto; 6. In both years qualifying took place on Sunday morning because of monsoon rainfall on the Saturday; 7. Aguri Suzuki, who went on to establish the Super Aguri team; 8. Timo Glock; 9. BAR’s Takuma Sato; 10. Red Bull’s Mark Webber; 11. Alessandro Nannini; 12. True;13. The race result was decided on aggregate time; 14. Race leader Ayrton Senna waving McLaren team mate Gerhard Berger through to victory at the final corner; 15. Renault
How did you get on?
0-5: Back of the grid
6-10: Solid midfield runner
11-15: Top of the podium