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A Brief History of Motorsports

written by: dweller73
 
This quiz will test your knowledge of Motorsports. Some questions are fairly easy others are not. If you are a fan, you should have fun.

Question 1:


The Monaco Grand Prix is the crown jewel of Formula One. In what year was the inaugural race run?
1922
1939
1919
1929

Question 2:


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known to many fans as “The Brickyard” because it was once surfaced with 3.2 million bricks which replaced its original surface to make it safer for racing. What was the Speedway originally surfaced with?
Cobblestone
Crushed rock and Tar
Concrete
Sand and saw dust

Question 3:


In NASCAR Nextel Cup Racing there is no event more exciting than the season opener the Daytona 500, held at Daytona International Speedway every February. What trophy is the winner of the Daytona 500 awarded?
Winston Cup
The Harley J. Earl Trophy
The Daytona Florida Trophy
Nextel Cup

Question 4:


The 24 Hours of Le Mans has been held almost every year since 1923. The race was cancelled from 1940 to 1948 due to WWII and in what other year?
1948
1973
1936
1926

Question 5:


Arguably the second most important sports car race held in the world is the 24 hours of Daytona. In what year was the inaugural 24 hours of Daytona held?
1962
1973
1966
1969

Question 6:


The inaugural Canadian Grand Prix race (for F1 cars) was held at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario approximately 70 miles northeast of Toronto, in what year?
1969
1965
1973
1967

Question 7:


What year was the first F1 US Grand Prix held?
1979
1959
1949
1969

Question 8:


The inaugural Indianapolis 500 held in 1911 was won by Ray Harroun driving a Marmon “Wasp”. What was his average winning speed?
74.602 mph
7.602mph
174.602 mph
47.602 mph

Question 9:


Gilles Villeneuve was granted a Formula 1 seat after impressing a fellow driver during a non-championship Formula Atlantic race in 1977. Who did Gilles Villeneuve impress to get his first ride in Formula one with McLaren?
Frank Williams
James Hunt
Enzo Ferrari
Bruce McLaren

Question 10:


Ayrton Senna died on May 1st, 1994 while racing in the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola for Williams. What team did Ayrton Senna start his Formula One career with?
Ferrari
Toleman
McLaren
Brabham

 


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