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The DSC Christmas Quiz - Part One

The Answers

The first ten questions are about the LMP1 class, almost all of it about 2012 happenings.


1. Since 1999 which drivers have raced an Audi prototype and for at least one other factory prototype team?

Marc Gene, Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard, Tom Kristensen, Dindo Capello, Stefan Johansson, JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas, Allan McNish, Andy Wallace, Michael Krumm, Seiji Ara, Jamie Davies, Johnny Herbert, Ralf Kelleners, Stephane Ortelli, Guy Smith, Franck Montagny

2. Who didn’t race for Toyota this year?

Hiroaki Ishiura

3. Which drivers raced both an LMP1 and an LMP2 in 2012?

Nic Minassian, Stephane Sarrazin, Guillaume Moreau, Bertrand Baguette, Dominik Kraihamer, Franck Montagny

4. What were the first races in 2012 for a hybrid LMP1 in Europe – and in the USA?

Spa 6 Hours and VIR 240

5. How many ex Peugeot LMP1 drivers raced an LMP1 in 2012?

Nic Minassian, Marc Gene, Anthony Davidson, Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre, Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval, Benoit Treluyer, David Brabham, Franck Montagny

6. Add the number of race laps at Le Mans completed by the Aston AMR One in 2011 to the number completed by the Pescarolo 03 in 2012?

2 + 4 + 20 = 26

7. Which two LMP1s raced with two different powerplants in 2012?

Oak Pescarolo (Judd and HPD), Dyson Lola Mazda (plus Flybrid)

8. Which LMP1 cars never finished a race in 2012?  

Pescarolo 03 Judd, Oak Pescarolo Judd

9. And how many different cars finished on an overall podium in 2012?

Audi R18 TDI, Ultra and e-tron Quattro, HPD 03a, Lola Mazda B12/60, Lola Mazda 2011, Lola Toyota, Toyota TS030

10. How many ex F1 drivers raced an LMP1 in 2012?

Allan McNish, Marc Gene, Alex Wurz, Kazuki Nakajima, Nick Heidfeld, Takuma Sato, Jean Christophe Bouillon, David Brabham, Karun Chandhok, Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson, Stephane Sarrazin, Sebastien Bourdais

Who, What Where?

Five each -

Who are these significant paddock people?


Jota Sport's Spa LMP2 class winner - Simon Dolan


Christopher Mies


Pescarolo Team Tech Director Claude Galopin


Shadey Character - Guy Smith


JMW Motorsport's James Walker



Name the Cars


RAM Racing's 2013 spec Ferrari 458 GT


Mission Motorsport's Nissan 370Z


The Sebastien Loeb Racing McLaren MP 4/12 C GT3


Action Express Corvette DP


Muscle Milk's ALMS winning HPD ARX 03a


Which circuits?








Fuji's long disused, but well preserved, banking 


Red Bull Ring