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Belgian Grand Prix 2017: How well do you know Spa? (quiz)

Think you know your Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps history? Test your knowledge with our Belgian Grand Prix quiz!

Summer is out and school is back in. Test your knowledge with these questions ahead of this weekend’s race.

  1. 1 Which driver has taken the most wins at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps?

    1. Michael Schumacher
    2. Ayrton Senna
    3. Jim Clark
    4. Damon Hill

    Michael Schumacher

    Schumacher won it six times (1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002). Senna won 5 times (1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991), while Clark and Hill both won at Spa four times in their illustrious careers. 

  2. 2 Which driver was handed a one-race ban for causing a multi-car collision at the start of the 2012 race in Belgium?

    1. Sergio Perez
    2. Romain Grosjean
    3. Lewis Hamilton
    4. Fernando Alonso

    Romain Grosjean

    The Frenchman sat out the subsequent Italian Grand Prix, being replaced at Lotus by Jerome d'Ambrosio.

  3. 3 Which of the following Belgian tracks has not hosted an F1 world championship race?

    1. Champs de Colange
    2. Nivelles
    3. Zolder

    Champs de Colange

    Zolder was raced at from 1973 to 1982, with the exception of 1974, when the race was hosted at Nivelles. Champs de Colagne is a fictional race track!

  4. 4 Before Daniel Ricciardo in 2014, who was the last non-European driver to win the Belgian Grand Prix?

    1. Felipe Massa
    2. Ayrton Senna
    3. Carlos Reutemann

    Felipe Massa

    Massa won in 2008 after the stewards penalised Lewis Hamilton 25 seconds for cutting a chicane.

  5. 5 Which turn marks the start of the famous Eau Rouge-Radillon section?

    1. 6
    2. 2
    3. 10
    4. 3


  6. 6 Which driver scored a hat-track of Belgian Grand Prix victories from 2004 to 2007?

    1. Jenson Button
    2. Fernando Alonso
    3. Kimi Raikkonen
    4. Michael Schumacher

    Kimi Raikkonen

    Kimi won the race twice for McLaren and twice for Ferrari.

  7. 7 Which Le Mans winner made his first and only appearance in Formula 1 at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix?

    1. Marc Lieb
    2. Andre Lotterer
    3. Benoit Treluyer

    Andre Lotterer

    Lotterer was a test driver for the Jaguar Formula 1 team in 2002, but this did not lead to a race seat. 

    Twelve years later, he joined Caterham, replacing Kamui Kobayashi at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.

  8. 8 Spa is the longest circuit on the F1 calendar - true or false?

    1. True
    2. False


    The original layout was a behemoth at 14.120km (1950-56 version). However the modern layout is still the longest of the current crop, just ahead of Baku. 

  9. 9 Which active Formula 1 champion has not won the Belgian Grand Prix?

    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Fernando Alonso
    3. Sebastian Vettel
    4. Kimi Raikkonen

    Fernando Alonso

    Despite winning at a majority of the circuits on the current calendar, Spa, along with the Indy 500 and Le Mans, remain firmly on Alonso's racing bucket list. 

  10. 10 In the last ten years, who are the only team other than Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren to have taken pole in Belgium?

    1. Williams
    2. Renault/Lotus
    3. Force India

    Force India

    Giancarlo Fisichella took a surprise pole position for Force India in 2009 before finishing second in the race.

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