10 most difficult car racing riddlesCar racing quiz
This race car was developed and built between 1933 and 1939. What brand was it?
Auto Union was the predecessor of Audi. The car was extremely difficult to handle, but its tremendous power and acceleration were undeniable - a driver could induce wheelspin at over 100 mph (160 km/h). Silver arrows of Auto Union and Mercedes Benz dominated car racing until the outbreak of World War II.
Who was the Formula 1 world champion in the 2016 season?
Nico Erik Rosberg in 2016, he finally became Formula One World Champion after an intense duel with teammate Hamilton, which was undecided until the final race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He announced his retirement from the sport five days later, on 2 December 2016. Before the 2017 Formula One season, Rosberg announced that he would continue his partnership with Mercedes, as an ambassador.
A tragic car accident happened during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race. How many people died?
The Le Mans Disaster was the most catastrophic accident in motorsport history. 83 spectators and driver Pierre Levegh were killed, whilst 120 more were injured. The death of the spectators was blamed on inadequate safety standards for track design.
How many drivers are there for each car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race?
Until the 1980s, there were teams in which only two drivers competed. By the end of the decade, the rules were changed to stipulate that at least three drivers must drive each car, for safety reasons.
Winners of the Indianapolis 500 race do not celebrate with a bottle of Champagne. What do they get instead?
The tradition of drinking milk was founded in 1933. Since 1956, only one driver has broken it: In 1993, Emerson Fittipaldi drank a celebratory bottle of orange juice. He owned several orange groves in Sao Paolo, and wanted to promote the citrus industry.
Which country banned motor racing from 1958 to 2007?
In 1958 motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix was held in 1975 and 1982 in France. The ban continued until 2007.
Which driver was the only one to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and win the F1 Championship?
Mario Andretti has taken part in many different racing categories, including dragster races. In 1969 he won Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and 12 hours of Sebring. The 1978 season belonged to Mario Andretti where he became F1 World Champion.
Who, in 2015, was the first driver killed in F1 in 20 years?
On 5 October 2014, during the Japanese Grand Prix, Julies Bianchi lost control of his Marussia in very wet conditions and collided with a recovery vehicle, suffering a diffuse axonal injury and remained comatose until his death on 17 July 2015. Bianchi is the first Formula One driver killed as a result of an accident during a race event since Ayrton Senna at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.