The #F1 Bar Exam: 16th October 2014

Welcome to another week of TheJudge13 F1 Bar Exam.

Last week’s question(s): Can you name the driver, team, race and track where the photo was taken. Can you also name the car (type) and where the driver finished in the race?

DAVID HOBBS - Mosport - 1967The answer(s) I was looking for were: The driver in the photo was Britain David Hobs driving the BRM P261 during the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix held at Mosport. Hobs qualified 12th and managed to finish 9th.

David Wishart Hobbs was born on the 9th June 1939 in Royal Leamington Spa, England – just before the outbreak of the second world war. Hobbs’ motorsport career spanned 30 years where he drove in various international series including sports cars, touring cars, Indy cars, IMSA, Can-Am and Formula One.

History books points to participation in the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona. He also made twenty starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, finishing in 8th place at the first attempt in 1962, following with a pole position and a best finish of third (in 1969 and 1984) to his credit.

Hobbs was due to make his F1 Grand Prix debut for Tim Parnell Racing at the 1965 French Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand, but a serious road accident put him in hospital for three weeks.

In 1969 Hobbs was included in the FIA list of graded drivers, an élite group of 27 drivers who by their achievements were rated the best in the world.

In 1971 Hobbs won the L&M 5000 Continental Championship driving for Carl Hogan out of St. Louis, Missouri, in a McLaren M10B-Chevrolet. He won five of the eight rounds that year at Laguna Seca, Seattle, Road America (Elkhart Lake), Edmonton and Lime Rock.

Twelve years later, he would claim the 1983 Trans-Am Series championship as well. He also made two NASCAR Winston Cup starts in 1976, including leading two laps at the 1976 Daytona 500 and drove a race in the 1979 International Race of Champions.

For the Americans amongst us, he currently works as a commentator for NBC and NBC Sports Network.

Well done to Johnny, Mike, Milestone11 and Cassius42.

This week’s question(s): Can you name the driver, team, race and track where the photo was taken. Can you also name the car (type) and where the driver finished in the race?

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