F1 2018 Monaco Grand Prix: Monaco GP Quiz

F1 heads 'home' this weekend for its most prestigious race of the year, but how much do you know about the jewel in F1's crown?


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  1. 1 Starting with a bit of history, when was the first world championship race held in Monaco?

    1. 1948
    2. 1959
    3. 1950
    4. 1951
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was 1950!

    Racing around the streets of Monte Carlo dates back even further than this though, to 1929!

  2. 2 This first race provided one of the sport's greats with his first world championship win, but who was it?

    1. Credit
      Juan Manuel Fangio
    2. Credit
      Giuseppe Farina
    3. Credit
      Alberto Ascari
    4. Credit
      Louis Chiron
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Juan Manuel Fangio

    Fangio would finish the inaugural Formula 1 season second, behind Farina.

  3. 3 Jumping forward a bit, who earned the nickname "Mr. Monaco" for winning the race five times in seven years in the 60s?

    1. Credit
      Jackie Stewart
    2. Credit
      Graham Hill
    3. Credit
      John Surtees
    4. Credit
      Denny Hulme
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Graham Hill

    Hill won the prestigious event in 1963, '64 and '65, and then took 2 more wins in 1968 and '69, breaking Stirling Moss's record in the process.

  4. 4 This record was later surpassed, but by which world champion?

    1. Credit
      Keke Rosberg
    2. Credit
      Alain Prost
    3. Credit
      Ayrton Senna
    4. Credit
      Michael Schumacher
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ayrton Senna

    Senna would win the race six times, making him the all time serial winner around the streets on Monaco. This included an impressive five wins back to back between 1989 and 1993.

    Schumacher won the race five times, Prost four, and Rosberg once.

  5. 5 Monaco is famous for its race, but not necessarily its race drivers. How many Monegasque drivers have competed in F1?

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There have been four!

    Olivier Beretta, Louis Chiron, Andre Testut and Charles Leclerc have all graced the F1 grid.

  6. 6 Monaco is the shortest circuit on the F1 calendar, true or false?

    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    And the famous Turn Six hairpin is also the slowest corner the drivers will negotiate all year!

  7. 7 How many drivers have ended up in the Monaco harbour after getting it slightly wrong?

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Only two (thankfully).

    These were Alberto Ascari in 1955 and Paul Hawkins in 1965.

  8. 8 Who is the most successful constructor around Monte Carlo?

    1. Credit
      Renault
    2. Credit
      Ferrari
    3. Credit
      Williams
    4. Credit
      McLaren
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    McLaren

    By quite a margin! McLaren have racked up 15 Monaco wins to Ferrari's ten.

  9. 9 Who was essentially robbed of victory by his own team in 2016 when they failed to have his tyres ready for his pit stop?

    1. Lewis Hamilton (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
    2. Daniel Ricciardo (REUTERS/Albert Gea)
    3. Sebastian Vettel (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
    4. Credit
      Nico Rosberg
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Daniel Ricciardo

    Who could forget the Aussie's crestfallen face at the end of that one? As he made his stop in the race, he was forced to sit still for what seemed like an eternity as his tyres were found and rushed out to his car. This delay lost him the lead to eventual winner Hamilton.

  10. 10 Who holds the unenviable record of most laps led around the principality but with no win to show for it?

    1. Credit
      Ralf Schumacher
    2. Credit
      Nigel Mansell
    3. Credit
      Damon Hill
    4. Credit
      Jean Alesi
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nigel Mansell - 104 laps

    None of the above drivers have a win around Monaco, but Mansell is the one who takes this unwanted F1 record!

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  1. Quiz result

    Spun it into the harbour!

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    Are you more a Spa kinda person?

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    You qualified well, but ran into the back of a Force India half way through!

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    Good effort though!

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    So close, you're the Ricciardo of this quiz!

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    Sorry Daniel!

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    A modern day Senna

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    You know Monaco like the back of your hand, congrats!

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Nick Brown

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Audio tech by day, caffeine fuelled RS F1 writer by night/horrifically early flyaway race weekends.

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