The #F1 Bar Exam: 26 September 2013

Welcome to another week of TheJudge13 #F1 Bar Exam.

Last Week’s Question(s): Can you name the circuit in the image. Can you also name the first ever Formula 1 winner (in a Formula 1 race) and the last winner in a Formula 1 race. This would be the home track of a very successful Formula 1 racing driver.

The answer(s) I was looking for were: The circuit is the Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez in Argentina. In 1953, the Autodrome hosted the first ever Formula One race held outside Europe. The race saw native son Fangio retire his Maserati after 36 laps due to a transmission failure; Alberto Ascari’s victory for Ferrari was overshadowed by a stadium accident which killed nine people and injured many others; the race was heavily advertised and it is believed that around 400,000 people turned up to the event; the facility was so packed that people were standing on the edges of corners, inches away from the cars apexing the corners.

Unfortunately the circuit ran into financial difficulties and the last race to be held there was in 1998 and was won by Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari.

Well done to Karbry and Mike!

This week’s question(s): In the images below is a car that a previous world champion drove. Can you name the constructor and model of the car below. Also, a young driver that was to become a world champion drove this car, who was he and in what season did he drive this car?

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19 responses to “The #F1 Bar Exam: 26 September 2013

  1. The Car is a Lotus-Judd 102B as used in the 1991 season by Mika Häkkinen (WDC to be), Julian Baily, Johnny Herbert and Michael Bartels. It was a modification of the 1990 Lotus-Lamborghini 102 driven by Derek Warwick, Martin Donelly and Johnny Herbert.

    PS: If you want to make this challenging, don’t select a shot with the team logo clearly visible on the nose next time 😉

  2. The Car is a Lotus-Judd 102B as used in the 1991 season by Mika Häkkinen (WDC to be), Julian Baily, Johnny Herbert and Michael Bartels. It was a modification of the 1990 Lotus-Lamborghini 102 driven by Derek Warwick, Martin Donelly and Johnny Herbert.

  3. John, TJ – I think you effed up the reply module on this one. Usually it should ask for the email and send the reply to you as opposed to showing on the site, like a reply to a normal article 😉

  4. It is me… Goes to show… don’t do the Bar Exam when you’re half asleep.. My sincere apologies.

    Anyway, well done Danilo and yes, normally when I am not asleep I don’t give obvious clues away like that… 🙂

    • Appreciated though Jon, it was a long week and needed a good laugh 😀 I’ve got a whole weekend of being a race director ahead of me, so it’s nice to have a bit of fun before starting to deal with squabbling drivers 😀

        • Ruhrpott-Challenge. It’s an annual Racemeeting for Granturismo Afficionados that features a rather hefty 11 hour schedule of several races. One would think that racing on a console game is a bit more relaxed than the real deal, but scratch that – people are just as competitive. It’s the first of two events I’ll serve as an official at – there’ll be a 24h of Nürburgring in November, too. I ran one in late August as a driver, this time as a race controller. It’s really fun actually, but dare have an accident on track – Turkey 2010 is a kiddies birthday in comparison 😀

          • Most excellent! I stay away from console games. Can remember when I was studying… revise 1hr for exam and spend 3hrs resting my brain playing GT2/3…

            I do love it though 🙂 Good luck!

          • I still love it. Funny thing is, I’m actually a better driver in real life than in the game. LOL. I never managed the Bridge to gantry time on the console that I did with a Scooby on the Nordschleife for real. A friend of mine, who is an engineer and I are still trying to build a car for the real life Nürburgring 24h race. We’re actually thinking about a twin-Hayabus-engined Trabant. Patrick has developed a smart trick-gearbox for that. Probolem is to find a class we could compete in 😀

          • just ignore the spelling errors in that. Typing on a tablet is a pain in the arse …

          • They call it your ‘bumometer’ Danilo. You feel the car much better through your backside. I can remember when I raced Formula Ford, I could feel what the car was doing through my backside and hands. Difficult to get that feeling on a console…

          • True. Technology has come quite a way with force feedback and all that, but nothing beats sitting in the real thing. But the console is pretty amazing in revealing talent. Lucas Ordonez, the spanish GT driver was a regular console racer before he applied for Nissan’s yearly GT Academy, where they invite the best console racers for a no-nonsense race driver test and the winner gets a racing contract. Our community (the one that meets tomorrow to sunday) already produced 2 finalists in GT Academy. I just miss the feeling in the rear when the car starts to slide, when driving on a console. That’s probably why I suck at it 😉

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