The Weekly Formula Once Quiz #2
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?
This car is the final product of an unsuccessful big budget team. Who made it?
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