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THE 2012 CHRISTMAS MEGA QUIZ
Quiz
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. F1: How many times did Narain Karthikeyan start from last on the grid?
 
7
9
11
2. F1: Before his four-race winning streak, where was Sebastian Vettel in the world championship?
 
2nd
3rd
4th
3. F1: Which of these drivers did Pastor Maldonado not get a penalty for colliding with in 2012?
 
Romain Grosjean
Timo Glock
Sergio Perez
4. F1: At what stage in his title chase did Fernando Alonso declare he was "100 per cent certain" he would win the title?
 
After beating Vettel in Abu Dhabi
After qualifying fifth in India
After crashing out at Suzuka
5. F1: How far off the pace was HRT test driver Ma Qing Hua in his first official grand prix session?
 
5.031
5.817
6.382
6. F1: Which of these three drivers led the most laps in 2012?
 
Romain Grosjean
Michael Schumacher
Felipe Massa
7. F1: Which of these drivers did not get a Friday practice run with Caterham in 2012?
 
Alexander Rossi
Rodolfo Gonzalez
Giedo van der Garde
8. F1: Which Force India driver sat out most Friday practice sessions for Jules Bianchi?
 
Paul di Resta
Nico Hulkenberg
They were equal
9. F1: Where did McLaren lose the constructors' championship lead?
 
Bahrain
Spain
Monaco
10. F1: Which of these drivers did not set a fastest lap in 2012?
 
Bruno Senna
Fernando Alonso
Kamui Kobayashi
11. IndyCar: How many ex-F1 drivers started an IndyCar round in 2012?
 
6
7
8
12. IndyCar: Where did Rubens Barrichello take his best grid position?
 
Long Beach
Milwaukee
Fontana
13. IndyCar: Who took the highest finish of the year for a Lotus-powered driver?
 
Sebastien Bourdais
Simona de Silvestro
Oriol Servia
14. IndyCar: What was Scott Dixon given an errant penalty for at Milwaukee?
 
Jumping a restart
Pit speeding
Passing under yellow
15. IndyCar: The Long Beach grid was turned inside out by engine penalties. Where was front-row starter Josef Newgarden in 'actual' qualifying results?
 
Fifth
Seventh
Ninth
16. WRC: Sebastien Loeb took the most stage wins on his home round in France, but who had the second highest tally on that rally?
 
Jari-Matti Latvala
Mikko Hirvonen
Thierry Neuville
17. IRC: Skoda dominated the final Intercontinental Rally Challenge season, but which of these rival manufacturers took most victories?
 
Ford
Peugeot
Mini
18. WRC: Which of these VW Skoda S2000 drivers took an outright Power Stage win in 2012?
 
Andreas Mikkelsen
Sebastien Ogier
Kevin Abbring
19. WRC: Terranova is the opening stage of which rally?
 
Argentina
Italy
Spain
20. WRC: Which was the only 2012 WRC rally where Loeb did not take a single stage win?
 
Sweden
Portugal
Italy
21. NASCAR: How much was Brad Keselowski fined for carrying his mobile phone in his car at Phoenix?
 
$10,000
$20,000
$25,000
22. NASCAR: Which driver equalled champion Keselowski's tally of five wins in the Sprint Cup season?
 
Denny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson
Clint Bowyer
23. NASCAR: Who stood in for Dale Earnhardt Jr when he was concussed?
 
Austin Dillon
Elliott Sadler
Regan Smith
24. NASCAR: What did Juan Pablo Montoya hit at Daytona?
 
A jet dryer
The pace car
Scott Speed
25. NASCAR: Which team did Stewart-Haas collaborate with to ensure Danica Patrick could automatically qualify for races?
 
Phoenix Racing
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Furniture Row Racing
26. MotoGP: Who did Marc Marquez tangle with in the Valencia practice crash that earned him a grid penalty?
 
Simone Corsi
Mika Kallio
Johann Zarco
27. MotoGP: What caused Dani Pedrosa to have to start from the pitlane in the chaotic Misano grid procedure?
 
A locked front brake
A jammed tyre warmer
The bike wouldn't start
28. MotoGP: How many times did Nicky Hayden outpace Ducati team-mate Valentino Rossi in qualifying in 2012?
 
9
10
11
29. MotoGP: What was the largest championship lead Jorge Lorenzo enjoyed during 2012?
 
25 points
38 points
52 points
30. MotoGP: Who was the first CRT rider to set a fastest Friday practice time in 2012?
 
Ivan Silva
Aleix Espargaro
Michele Pirro
31. FR3.5: Which driver scored the most points in the second half of the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 season?
 
Robin Frijns
Jules Bianchi
Antonio Felix da Costa
32. GP3: By how many points did Mitch Evans beat Daniel Abt to the 2012 GP3 title?
 
0.5
2
4
33. F3: Who scored a clean sweep of pole, fastest lap and victory at this year's Zandvoort F3 Masters?
 
Daniel Juncadella
Raffaele Marciello
Alex Lynn
34. F2: The reformed F2 championship ended this year after four seasons. In terms of wins, who was the most successful driver in that time?
 
Andy Soucek
Mirko Bortolotti
Luciano Bacheta
35. Lights: Frenchman Tristan Vautier won the 2012 Indy Lights crown, but who finished as runner-up for the second year in a row?
 
Esteban Guerrieri
Stefan Wilson
Gustavo Yacaman
36. BTCC: How many BTCC races did S2000 machinery win during 2012?
 
6
8
14
37. DTM: Bruno Spengler took the DTM title in BMW's first year back in the series, but who was the next best M3 racer in the drivers’ standings?
 
Gary Paffett
Joey Hand
Augusto Farfus
38. V8: How many races did the Triple Eight Holden squad win in this year’s V8 Supercar championship?
 
19
23
26
39. WTCC: Who was the victim of Yvan Muller's Shanghai move that earned the Frenchman a 30-second penalty?
 
Alain Menu
Rob Huff
Gabriele Tarquini
40. Superstars: Which model of Audi did Johan Kristoffersson take to the Superstars title this season?
 
RS5
R18
R8 LMS
41. Le Mans: Audi scored a 1-2-3 at Le Mans this year. How many driver nationalities were represented on the overall podium?
 
3
5
6
42. Le Mans: How many laps separated the GTE class-winning AF Corse Ferrari from the overall victor at this year's s Le Mans 24 Hours?
 
34
42
52
43. WEC: Who shared the winning Toyota TS030 HYBRID at the Fuji 6 Hours with Alexander Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre?
 
Kazuki Nakajima
Anthony Davidson
Lucas di Grassi
44. GT: What penalty were GT1 world champions Marc Basseng and Markus Winkelhock given for a clash with title rival Yelmer Buurman at the Donington Park finale?
 
30-second time penalty
Exclusion from the race
Loss of 10 points
45. GT: Audi won both the Nurburgring and Spa 24-hour races in 2012, but who was the only diver to be in the victorious car on both occasions?
 
Christopher Haase
Andrea Piccini
Frank Stippler
46. BTCC: In 2012 Gordon Shedden became the first Scot to take the BTCC crown since John Cleland. When did Cleland take his first overall BTCC race victory?
 
1989
1991
1994
47. F1: Who is the youngest driver to have won a world championship grand prix in a Mercedes chassis?
 
Stirling Moss
Emerson Fittipaldi
Nico Rosberg
48. Le Mans: In terms of engine capacity, what is the biggest car to have won the Le Mans 24 Hours outright?
 
Bentley Speed Six
Ford MkII
Jaguar XJR12
49. F1: In how many seasons did Michael Schumacher score at least one F1 race victory?
 
14
15
16
50. IndyCar: Dario Franchitti took his third Indy 500 win in 2012. Who was the first driver to take three successes at the Brickyard?
 
Johnny Rutherford
Louis Meyer
AJ Foyt

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