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?