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?
The answer(s) I was looking for were: The driver in the photo is British driver John Surtees during the 1967 Dutch GP held at Zandvoort. Here Surtees is driving the Honda RA273 V12 for the Honda Racing team. He managed to qualify 6th but did not finish the race due to a throttle problem.
John Surtees is known as the only man to have ever won world titles on two wheels and four. Seven world titles on two wheels and one in F1. Even the greatest challenge to man, the incredible TT on the Isle of Man was mastered by Big John, winning six TT’s. The man responsible for Honda pulling out as a constructor because he quite rightly refused to drive the RA302 which he deemed too dangerous, so right was he that in it’s only race it killed poor Jo Schlesser within 3 laps.
Back to the race though. The 1967 Dutch Grand Prix saw the debut of the Lotus 49, equipped with the Ford Cosworth DFV engine. Having tested it for a long time, Graham Hill took pole for the race. However for his team mate Jim Clark it was the first time he ever drove the car, which led to him only qualifying in eighth. Hill retired from the lead while Clark started to get a feel for the car as he fought his way to the field to record the car’s first victory in its first race.
Behind Clark it was Souther Trio with Jack Brabham, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon placing second to fourth.
Well done Iestyn, Mike, BTRacing17, Johnny, Chris, Cassius42 and Milestone11!
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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