The Weekly Formula Once Quiz #2

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Sauber secured a supply of V10 engines branded as Petronas in 1997. Which famous driver tested this engine for them?

  • Damon Hill
  • Jacques Villeneuve
  • Mika Hakkinen
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen
  • Michael Schumacher

Brabham went on hiatus after the BT56 failed. What did they make before returning to the sport in 1989 with the BT58?

  • A Le Mans prototype
  • An Alfa Romeo
  • An offshore powerboat
  • An F3 car
  • A sports plane

Former F1-driver and commentator Martin Brundle described the sound of the Renault R31 as "a bag of nails" Why was that?

  • Forward facing exhaust
  • Different firing order
  • Blown diffuser
  • Traction control
  • Bad gearbox

In 1978, the first Arrows was declared illegal in a British court. What was the problem?

  • It used sponsor stickers without permission
  • It was a fire hazard
  • The name was already trademarked
  • It was a clear copy of another car
  • One of the former owners had sued out of spite

Former Renault F1 team manager Gerard Larrousse started his own team in 1987. What started its downward spiral in 1989?

  • His business partner was arrested
  • He gambled his money away
  • He lost major sponsorship
  • A national strike in his native France
  • A lawsuit by a former driver

Privateers are almost always reliant on third party engines. Which team was the last to build their own?

  • BRM
  • Benetton
  • Arrows
  • Williams
  • Toleman

This car is the final product of an unsuccessful big budget team. Who made it?

  • Honda
  • Jaguar
  • Toyota
  • BAR
  • Prost

Jean Louis Schlesser drove one race for Williams in 1988. What made him infamous in that event?

  • He parked his broken down car in the middle of the track
  • He ignored every single blue flag
  • He blew up his engine in the pit lane
  • He punched Nigel Mansell
  • He collided with the leader

The Ferrari F92A failed to win a race and completely demoralized driver Ivan Capelli. What was wrong with it?

  • Bad fuel economy
  • Horrible gearbox
  • Overweight chassis
  • Strange aerodynamics
  • Terrible tires

In 1977, David Purley appeared with the LEC CRP1. What was the car (and the team) named after?

  • A cigarette brand
  • An oil company
  • A producer of paperclips
  • An art gallery
  • A refrigerator brand

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