Cameron Earl in 1952?
No, this happened before 1950.
Emilio Villoresi died when testing an Alfetta in 1939.
@andae23 I’ll accept that. Another acceptable answer was Jean-Pierre Wimille, the first person killed in a Formula 1 event at Buenos Aires in 1949.
What’s the connection between the following four Grands Prix?
1958 Argentina GP
1966 British GP
1975 German GP
2005 Australian GP
Vague hint: for the purists, the final one can be replaced by the 1997 Monaco GP
@anto Formula 1 started in 1950, so how could it have happened before 1950? There were GP’s yes, but no Formula 1.
@matthijs Emilio Villoresi was killed driving an Alfa Romeo 158, the car that won the first world championship in 1950, so technically it was a Formula One car. As for Jean-Pierre Wimille Formula 1 did exist before 1950, the rules were layed out in 1946. It was the World Championship that didn’t exist until 1950.
Little hint: what started at the 1958 Argentina GP?
Also to make things even more confusing: you might want to add another GP to the list of four. If the list would include the 1997 Monaco GP, then the 1986 Brazilian GP should be added. If the list would include the 2005 Australian GP, then you have a choice: officially you should add the 1958 Belgium GP, or you can leave the list of four GPs as it is stated above.
After much thinking I think I have an answer (sort of). Here’s the long version:
The 1958 Argentine GP was the first race of the the first ever Constructors Championship. Thus Ferrari scored their first constructors’ points.
The 1966 British GP saw McLaren score their first points.
The 1975 German GP saw Williams (or at least the Williams name) score their first points.
The 2005 Australian GP saw Red Bull score their first points, or for the alternative answer, Stewart (technically the same team) scored their first points at Monaco in 1997, meaning the 2005 Australian GP would not have been the team’s first points.
Now the part that confused me: The 1986 Brazilian GP was where Benetton scored their first points, but their predecessors Toleman were pointscorers as well and the 1958 Belgian GP was where Lotus scored their first points and they are now on the grid (in name at least) as the same team that used to be Toleman and Benetton.
And now the short version: Are they races where some of the current constructors scored their first points?
@anto Very good, it was actually supposed to be the first points scored by a Constructors’ champion that is still active in F1 today. Sorry about the Benetton/Toleman thing – I had simply forgotten about that! Hope that didn’t cost you that much time :)
Which former F1 driver beat Fangio’s record of becoming the oldest world champion of any FIA series?
First thought: Gabriele Tarquini in WTCC?
Really? Lucky guess then
What did the following drivers achieve at that Grand Prix?
Alain Prost, 1984 Canadian GP
Ayrton Senna, 1990 German GP
Mika Häkkinen, 1999 Hungarian GP
Lewis Hamilton, 2007 Spanish GP
Good starting point: look at their team
Hint: what milestone did the team achieve at these races?
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