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Quiz: How well do you know the United States Grand Prix?

Time to put your knowledge to the test and find out how much you know about the US Grand Prix!


From times of three unique stateside races in one season to not being represented at all, Formula 1 has had a complicated relationship with the USA. Now it’s time to test your knowledge of this complex history in the RealSport United States Grand Prix quiz!

Note: questions about the ‘United States (US) Grand Prix’ refer to the event of that particular name. Other events will be denoted by their official title as required. 

  1. 1 The first United States Grand Prix was held in 1959, but who won it?

    1. Stirling Moss
    2. Wolfgang von Trips
    3. Bruce McLaren
    4. Graham Hill
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bruce McLaren

    This was the first win in Formula 1 for Bruce McLaren, who would later go on to found the famous team that still bears his name.

  2. 2 And where did this race take place?

    1. Sebring
    2. Riverside
    3. Watkins Glen
    4. Laguna Seca
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sebring

    This was the only Formula 1 race that the circuit would hold.

  3. 3 The 2005 United States Grand Prix turned into a fiasco after the Michelin clad teams declined to take the start due to safety concerns. How many cars actually did take the start?

    1. 4
    2. 8
    3. 2
    4. 6
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was just six!

    Only the Bridgestone clad teams Ferrari, Jordan, and Minardi took the start after a compromise couldn't be reached over concerns that the final banked corner at Indianapolis was putting too much strain on the Michelin tyres.

    This farce did massive damage to Formula 1's reputation in America, damage it is still in many ways trying to repair.

  4. 4 Only two drivers on the current grid have won the US Grand Prix. One is Lewis Hamilton, but who is the other?

    1. Kimi Raikkonen
    2. Fernando Alonso
    3. Sebastian Vettel
    4. Daniel Ricciardo
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sebastian Vettel (2013)

    Hamilton has won every US Grand Prix he has contested, apart from 2013 where Sebastian Vettel led a dominant Red Bull one-two. Can Vettel do it again this weekend to keep his slim title hopes alive?

  5. 5 Lewis Hamilton holds the record for most US Grand Prix wins with five, but shares this record with which other driver?

    1. Michael Schumacher
    2. Ayrton Senna
    3. Graham Hill
    4. Jim Clark
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Who else but Schumacher?

    Michael Schumacher dominated on the Indianapolis road circuit, winning for four years in a row between 2003 and 2006. Hamilton can match this streak, and go one clear with the outright record, if he wins this weekend.

  6. 6 The United States Grand Prix has been held at how many different circuits?

    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 5
    4. 6
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a whopping six!

    The United States Grand Prix has been held at Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Phoenix, Indianapolis, and now at Austin and the Circuit of The Americas. 

  7. 7 How many different events, other than the United States Grand Prix or the Indy 500, have brought Formula 1 races to America?

    1. 2
    2. 3
    3. 4
    4. 5
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 4!

    Formula 1 has held four events other than the 'United States Grand Prix' in America, these being the Caesars Palace Grand Prix (Las Vegas), the United States Grand Prix West (Long Beach), the Detroit Grand Prix (pictured) and the Dallas Grand Prix. 

  8. 8 Discounting the Indy 500, how many American drivers have won a Formula 1 race in their home country?

    1. 0
    2. 1
    3. 2
    4. 3
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Only 1 - Mario Andretti in 1977 at Long Beach

  9. 9 The Dallas Grand Prix was only held once, in 1984. Who won this race?

    1. Niki Lauda
    2. Keke Rosberg
    3. Nelson Piquet
    4. Alain Prost
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Keke Rosberg

  10. 10 John Watson holds the record for taking an F1 win from the farthest back on the grid, from 22nd. Which event did he accomplish this feat at?

    1. 1980 United States Grand Prix
    2. 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
    3. 1983 United States Grand Prix West
    4. 1982 Detroit Grand Prix
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1983 United States Grand Prix West

    Watson was followed through the field by McLaren teammate Niki Lauda, who started behind him in 23rd.

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    Just outside the points, almost there though!

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    Podium finish, nice one!

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Nick Brown

By day I work as a Audio Technician in Liverpool, UK, but when I'm not doing that I'm Formula 1 Editor for RealSport!

I've followed Formula 1 from about 8-9 years old, taking in the battles of the likes of Hill/Schumacher and Hakkinen/Schumacher, all the way through to the modern day battles of Hamilton and Vettel. I am a McLaren fan, so the last few year's haven't been great, but at least Fernando Alonso has given us a few things to smile about in that time!

Quiz: How well do you know the United States Grand Prix?

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