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JA­PAN IN FOR­MULA 1

Q1 Who was the only Ja­panese con­struc­tor in the first Ja­panese GP at Fuji in 1976? Q2 Who started more GPs: Ukyo Katayama or Takuma Sato? Q3 How many times has the ti­tle been set­tled in Ja­pan: 8, 10 or 12? Q4 Which Ja­panese team’s de­but race was the 2006 Bahrain GP? Q5 Where and when did Ka­mui Kobayashi claim the sec­ond (and most re­cent) front row start by a Ja­panese driver? Q6 Al­though clas­si­fied, one driver failed to take the che­quered flag in last year’s Ja­panese GP. Who was it? Q7 What one thing do the F1 ca­reers of Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Nori­take Taka­hara and Ku­nim­itsu Taka­hasi all have in com­mon? Q8 What was sig­nif­i­cant about James Hunt’s 1977 win at Fuji? Q9 Which other Ja­panese cir­cuit, apart from Fuji and Suzuka, has held a world cham­pi­onship F1 race? Q10 Where did Da­mon Hill take his Yamaha-en­gined Ar­rows to its best re­sult of sec­ond? Q11 How many laps did Takuma Sato lead at the 2004 Euro­pean GP at the Nür­bur­gring, the only time a Ja­panese driver has led a race? Q12 When was the last time that qual­i­fy­ing for the Ja­panese GP had to be held on race day, due to rain? Q13 Which Ja­panese driver’s car, was hit and rolled by a safety car in prac­tice for the 1995 Monaco GP? Q14 Honda en­gines have won their home race only twice. True or false? Q15 Which cur­rent driver holds the lap record at Suzuka, set in 2005?

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