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The Fastlane Trivia Quiz....Show us your knowledge! (PART 2)

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Post by sadsac » 2 years ago

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Post by erwin greven » 2 years ago

Afaik it was Hamilton. He came from McLaren and stopped at the McLaren stall and after realizing he was at the wrong stall he drove straight to the Mercedes stall.
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

Absolutely right. Very funny moment.

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Post by John » 2 years ago

Right, I'll try my hand at this. Cheever not allowed to answer, as he's Swedish.

Many think that Denny Hulme won the first Swedish GP in 1973. However, the Swedish GP was held as early as 1961, up until 1963.

Who won these three races (three different drivers) and at which circuit was it held? Bonus kudos for the name of the race.
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

Can I answer now, if no one else knows the answer? :mrgreen:
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Cheeveer wrote:Can I answer now, if no one else knows the answer? :mrgreen:
YES!
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

Stirling Moss won the first Swedish GP - or "Kanonloppet" (Canon Ball Race) - at Karlskoga Motorstadion (aka Gelleråsen) in 1961. Richie Ginther won it in 1962, and Jack Brabham won the final F1 race there in 1963. Later on, Kanonloppet was held for F2 and sportscars, until it faded away in the 1970's. It was revived with STCC in the late 90's. It will be held this upcoming weekend.
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Post by John » 2 years ago

Well done. Perhaps a bit too Swedish for this place. :)
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Post by Michael Ferner » 2 years ago

I don't quite understand this nonsense: the Swedish GP was first held in 1955 at Kristianstad as a Sports car race, and also in 1956 and '57. The winners were Fangio (Mercedes-Benz), Trintignant/Hill (Ferrari) and Behra/Moss (Maserati), respectively. The Kanonloppet was, well, the Kanonloppet ("Cannon Race", not "Canon Ball Race"), and not the Swedish GP, which is (I believe) called Sveriges Grand Prix in Swedish.
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

Michael Ferner wrote:I don't quite understand this nonsense: the Swedish GP was first held in 1955 at Kristianstad as a Sports car race, and also in 1956 and '57. The winners were Fangio (Mercedes-Benz), Trintignant/Hill (Ferrari) and Behra/Moss (Maserati), respectively. The Kanonloppet was, well, the Kanonloppet ("Cannon Race", not "Canon Ball Race"), and not the Swedish GP, which is (I believe) called Sveriges Grand Prix in Swedish.
Right you are. Kanonloppet was the first proper F1 race in Sweden though. The F2 race was called Sveriges Grand Prix in 1967.

What did they change about the track after the 1970 disaster then?
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

New question then:

Which Grand Prix champion later drove in truck racing? :wave:
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Post by erwin greven » 2 years ago

Kimi Räikkönen
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

Woah, did he? :wow:

(Not the driver I was originally thinking of, but it seems I've out-trivia'd myself)
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Post by John » 2 years ago

Not counting the Nascar Truck Series (Kimi), I guess.

I know Slim Borgudd did, and became champion, but a few starts for ATS and one point hardly qualifies him as "Grand Prix Champion".
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

Yes, I should have been more specific, I meant this kind of truck racing!

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So, yes, there was a driver who won the World Driver's Championship who had a go at this ^^^ kind of truck racing. Who was it?
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

Nelson Piquet? Brazil is big on truck racing!

Kimi Räikkönen did one NASCAR truck race when he had his F1 hiatus.
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