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THE 2009 CHRISTMAS MEGA QUIZ
  HOW TO PLAY
Simply pick one answer for each of the questions below (there is only one correct answer for each).
When you're done, press the 'submit' button at the bottom. There are no prizes, so take your time - and have fun!


  LET THE QUIZ BEGIN...
1. IndyCar: After Penske and Ganassi, which team won the most races in 2009?
 
Newman/Haas/Lanigan
Andretti Green
Dale Coyne
2. MotoGP: Yamaha had five 1-2 finishes this year, but how many of them did Jorge Lorenzo win?
 
one
three
four
3. F1: What landmark for British drivers was reached by Jenson Button's Australian Grand Prix victory?
 
100 wins
150 wins
200 wins
4. WTCC: Who led the most laps in the WTCC in 2009?
 
Yvan Muller
Gabriele Tarquini
Augusto Farfus
5. WRC: Subaru and which other manufacturer quit the WRC on the eve of the 2009 season?
 
Peugeot
Suzuki
Skoda
6. NASCAR: Which of these drivers not to make the 2009 Chase won the most races?
 
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
7. F1: How many days before the Australian Grand Prix did the Brawn BGP 001 run on track for the first time?
 
15
22
28
8. F2: Who was the F2 test and development driver in 2009?
 
Danny Watts
Steven Kane
Jonathan Palmer
9. DTM: Jamie Green became the second man to win in a year-old car, who was the first?
 
Bernd Schneider
Oliver Jarvis
Gary Paffett
10. MotoGP: Why did Casey Stoner miss the Valencia season finale?
 
illness
wrist injury
formation lap crash
11. F1: What did this year's Malaysian GP winner do for the first time ever?
 
start from pole position
set the fastest lap
win the championship
12. GP2: How many 2009 GP2 drivers have signed to race in F1 in 2010?
 
two
three
four
13. WRC: How big was Sebastian Loeb's championship lead after his fifth straight win in Argentina?
 
19 points
29 points
39 points
14. NASCAR: How did Carl Edwards injure his foot during 2009?
 
falling off a bicycle
playing tennis
playing frisbee
15. F1: How many laps did Jenson Button lead after the Turkish Grand Prix
 
none
20
40
16. Le Mans: David Brabham took his first outright Le Mans 24 Hours victory this year. How many other Australians have won the race?
 
none
one
two
17. F1: Who in 2009 said: "I have no intention of lying to you. I have not lied to you but I have reserved my position just a little"?
 
Flavio Briatore
Nelson Piquet Jr
Pat Symonds
18. IndyCar: How many drivers did Dreyer & Reinbold field during 2009?
 
four
six
eight
19. F2: What nationality is F2 race winner Kazim Vasiliauskas?
 
Latvian
Lithuanian
Bulgarian
20. NASCAR: At which race did the Red Bull team score its first Cup win?
 
Atlanta
Michigan
Charlotte
21. F1: What was the original budget cap set at for 2010?
 
40m
40m
$40m
22. WRC: What car did Kimi Raikkonen use for his WRC debut in Finland?
 
Citroen C4 WRC
Skoda Fabia S2000
Abarth Punto S2000
23. MotoGP: Who was the first non-factory rider to take a podium in 2009?
 
Colin Edwards
Toni Elias
Marco Melandri
24. DTM: How many DTM races did Tom Kristensen win after his Hockenheim 2007 accident
 
none
one
two
25. F1: Sebastian Vettel's British GP victory extended the event's streak of different winners to?
 
seven
eight
nine
26. F3: Who was the last driver to win a British F3 race with a VW engine before 2009?
 
Rickard Rydell
Steve Robertson
Gil de Ferran
27. BTCC: How many BTCC teams did Gordon Shedden drive for in 2009?
 
two
three
four
28. F1: Who nicknamed his car 'Kate's Dirty Sister' this year?
 
Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel
Jaime Alguersuari
29. NASCAR: For which team did Brad Keselowski win at Talladega?
 
Penske
Phoenix
Hendrick
30. WTCC: Which independent racer was ambushed by the safety car at Pau while leading?
 
Tom Coronel
Felix Porteiro
Franz Engstler
31. F1: Where did Jenson Button use this helmet livery?

 
Monaco
Silverstone
Brazil
32. ALMS: Which Indy500 winner took pole position for the 12 Hours of Sebring?

 
Scott Dixon
Gil de Ferran
Dario Franchitti
33. MotoGP: Where did Jorge Lorenzo run this tribute to the Moon landings?

 
Laguna Seca
Indianapolis
Estoril
34. F3: Following Daniel Ricciardo's success this year, how many Australians have now won a British F3 race?
 
six
nine
12
35. GP2: How many races did champion Nico Hulkenberg win in 2009?
 
two
five
eight
36. F3: Who was excluded from the F3 Euro Series event at the Norisring after punching Jules Bianchi?
 
Stefano Coletti
Mika Maki
Christian Vietoris
37. FR3.5: How many drivers did former champion team Comtec field in 2009
 
three
six
nine
38. F1: Which former grand prix driver says he is going to train as a pilot on Richard Branson's Galactic space ships?
 
Nigel Mansell
Gerhard Berger
Niki Lauda
39. WRC: Which of these drivers did not drive a Stobart Ford WRC entry in 2009?
 
Gigi Galli
Krzysztof Holowczyc
Urmo Aava
40. NASCAR: Who began the Chase as the points leader?
 
Jimmie Johnson
Tony Stewart
Mark Martin
41. F1: Who started his 50th grand prix at Spa this year?
 
Adrian Sutil
Heikki Kovalainen
Luca Badoer
42. IndyCar: Which driver scored the most points on ovals this year?
 
Dario Franchitti
Scott Dixon
Ryan Briscoe
43. BTCC: Who won the most reverse-grid BTCC races in 2009?
 
Jason Plato
Colin Turkington
Mat Jackson
44. F1: At which race would Jenson Button have been crowned champion if Bernie Ecclestone's medal system had been introduced?
 
Singapore
Abu Dhabi
Brazil
45. MotoGP: How many races did Sete Gibernau contest in 2009 before his Hernando team folded?
 
six
10
14
46. Le Mans: Peugeot's win prevented Audi from equalling the second most successful marque of all time. Who?
 
Porsche
Ferrari
Ford
47. F1: Which team completed the fewest laps in 2009?
 
Force India
Toro Rosso
Renault
48. NASCAR: Who led 116 of the 160 laps at Indianapolis but didn't win?
 
Jeff Gordon
Kyle Busch
Juan Pablo Montoya
49. F2: How many drivers won an F2 race in 2009?
 
four
eight
12
50. F1: Why did Ferrari call its 2009 car the F60?
 
It took 60 days to build
To honour Ferrari's 60 years in F1
It cost four times more than an F-15 fighter jet
51. FR3.5: Bertrand Baguette became the first Belgian to win an international single-seater title since
 
Jacky Ickx in 1967
Thierry Boutsen in 1981
Eric van de Poele in 1990
52. DTM: From which grid position did Timo Scheider lead into the first corner at Barcelona?
 
fifth
seventh
ninth
53. F1: Who took the most career starts to achieve a win and a pole position?
 
Mark Webber
Jenson Button
Giancarlo Fisichella
54. GP2: Javier Villa took the record for the highest number of career GP2 starts. How many?
 
61
71
81
55. F3: Carlin sealed back-to-back British F3 titles for the first time this year. Which was the last team to do it?
 
Double R
Manor
Paul Stewart Racing
56. WTCC: How many Italian drivers won a WTCC race this year?
 
one
two
three
57. F1: To who did Mike Thackwell lose his record as F1 youngest racer?
 
Romain Grosjean
Luca Badoer
Jaime Alguersuari
58. WRC: Which Solberg brother scored the most podiums this season?
 
Petter
Henning
they were equal
59. F3: Who was the highest-placed Volkswagen driver in this year's F3 Euro Series?
 
Brendon Hartley
Mika Maki
Jean-Karl Vernay
60. F1: What did Jarno Trulli do for the first time ever in Bahrain?
 
start from pole but not win
set fastest lap
start from pole and finish on the podium
61. Le Mans: This year's Le Mans 24 Hours was the fifth fastest average speed of all time. Which was the quickest?
 
1967
1971
1988
62. F1: Which team was initially handed a race ban for an unsafe release from the pits in Hungary?
 
Renault
Ferrari
Williams
63. F3: British F3 visited Portugal for the first time this year. How many Portuguese drivers have won a British F3 race?
 
one
two
three
64. WRC: Which WRC driver recruited his girlfriend as a temporary co-driver in the middle of the season?
 
Sebastien Loeb
Andreas Mikkelsen
Mads Ostberg
65. F1: Which driver led the most laps during 2009?
 
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
66. NASCAR: Where did Jarno Trulli test a Cup car for the first time?
 
Phoenix
New Smyrna
Charlotte
67. WTCC: Where did WTCC start its 100th race?

 
Pau
Porto
Macau
68. F1: Where did Fernando Alonso take his only pole position of the season?

 
Malaysia
Bahrain
Hungary
69. F1: Which former Grand Prix driver and TV commentator tested the GP3 car?

 
Martin Brundle
Christian Danner
Jacques Laffite
70. IndyCar: Who contested the Indy 500 in a pink car?
 
Sarah Fisher
Alex Lloyd
Oriol Servia
71. F1: Which was the first race of the season where someone other than Sebastian Vettel or Jenson Button won?
 
Bahrain
Germany
Belgium
72. DTM: Who won the most DTM races in 2009?
 
Timo Scheider
Paul di Resta
Gary Paffett
73. FR3.5: Why did James Walker miss the pre-race test at Le Mans?
 
delayed by fog
recovering from surgery
his team's factory burned down
74. F1: Which of Jim Clark's achievements did Kimi Raikkonen equal in 2009?
 
career fastest laps
wins at Spa
career races led
75. GP2: Who scored their second career GP2 victory, two and a half years after the first
 
Luca Filippi
Pastor Maldonado
Vitaly Petrov
76. F3: Who was the 2009 F3 Euro Series rookie of the year?
 
Alexander Sims
Valtteri Bottas
Roberto Merhi
77. WRC: Which team did Chris Atkinson drive for on his sole WRC outing in 2009?
 
Stobart Ford
Adapta Subaru
Citroen Junior
78. F2: Who scored a podium on his F2 debut in the season finale at Barcelona?
 
Ollie Hancock
Tristan Vautier
German Sanchez
79. Le Mans: In this year's 24 Hours, how many laps behind the winning Peugeot was the Aston Martin that won the unofficial petrol-powered class?
 
five
seven
nine
80. F1: How many teams started the season with the same two drivers they ended it with?
 
four
five
six
81. WTCC: Which Lada driver was punted out of a points score at the last corner at Oschersleben
 
James Thompson
Jaap van Lagen
Kirill Ladygin
82. NASCAR: How many races did Jimmie Johnson win during the Chase?
 
three
four
five
83. F1: What position did Mark Webber recover from to win the German Grand Prix after his penalty?
 
5th
8th
12th
84. MotoGP: 250cc is replaced by Moto2 next year. Who took the last ever 250cc pole position?
 
Hiroshi Aoyama
Alex Debon
Alvaro Bautista
85. BTCC: Jason Plato scored his 50th BTCC win this year, where and when was his first?
 
Snetterton, 1997
Oulton Park, 1998
Brands Hatch, 1997
86. WRC: On which WRC event did Jari-Matti Latvala roll 17 times down a near-vertical drop?
 
Cyprus
Portugal
Poland
87. F3: Where did Christian Vietoris finish on the road in the second F3 Euro Series race at Oschersleben before being declared the winner?
 
second
fifth
seventh
88. GP2: Which recently-signed F1 test driver took their only win of the GP2 season in race two at Monza?
 
Alberto Valerio
Alvaro Parente
Luiz Razia
89. F1: How many grands prix has Rubens Barrichello now started?
 
274
284
294
90. DTM: How many Audi drivers were excluded at Zandvoort?
 
none
two
four
91. Le Mans: When was the last time a make other than Ferrari or Porsche won the GT2 class at the 24 Hours?
 
2005
2006
2007
92. F1: Which teams used KERS in at least one race in 2009?
 
Renault, McLaren, Ferrari, BMW
Brawn, Ferrari, McLaren Renault
Toyota, McLaren, Renault, Red Bull
93. NASCAR: Where did Juan Pablo Montoya score his maiden Cup pole?
 
Talladega
New Hampshire
Indianapolis
94. WTCC: How many of Augusto Farfus's six wins came in reverse-grid races?
 
none
three
six
95. F1: From whose car was the spring that hit Felipe Massa in Hungary?
 
Adrian Sutil
Sebastien Buemi
Rubens Barrichello
96. FR3.5: How many 2009 FR3.5 drivers sampled F1 machinery this year?
 
two
four
seven
97. WRC: How many production WRC rounds were won by drivers in S2000 cars?
 
three
four
six
98. F1: For how many years was Max Mosley president of the FIA?
 
12
14
16
99. IndyCar: Which other drivers were involved in Will Power's season-ending crash at Sears Point?
 
Nelson Philippe and Milka Duno
Nelson Philippe and EJ Viso
EJ Viso and Milka Duno
100. F1: Which two sponsors did Renault lose after the race-fixing scandal?
 
Mutua Madrilena and ING
Total and Mutua Madrilena
ING and Total
101. WRC: Which Ford driver bought himself a Mk1 Escort to use in historic rallies this year?
 
Matthew Wilson
Mikko Hirvonen
Jari-Matti Latvala

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