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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?