We hosted the Formula 1 HapaKenya Quiz Night last night at Kengeles Lavington. 8 teams competed and after a heated 6 rounds, with 10 questions each, with Red Barons emerging winners. The event was hosted by lifestyle influencer Mwende Ngao.

The teams that won on the night include:

1. Red Barons – Ksh. 10,000

2. Jedi Council – Ksh. 5,000

3. Ice Team – Food voucher

Here are the questions and answers from the Formula 1 HapaKenya Quiz Night.


Q1. In which Year and where was the first Formula 1 race held.

  1. 1950, Silverstone.

Q2. Which driver Replaced Ayrton Senna at Williams when he died tragically in 1994

  1. David Coulthard

Q3. Who was the first British Formula 1 Champion

  • Stirling Moss
  • Nigel Mansel
  • Jim Clark
  • John Surtees
  • Mike Hawthorn – ANSWER
  • Nigel Mansel

Q4. Which Team Won the First ever Constructors Title

  • Vanwall (ANSWER)
  • Tyrell
  • Mclaren
  • Ferrari
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Cooper F1
  • Mercedes Benz

Q5. What was the reason why Dereck Warwick couldn’t join Lotus in 1996

  • He was considered too old for the job
  • After Mansel left they refused to hire British Drivers
  • Lotus Couldn’t find the contract for him to sign
  • Senna didn’t want a Top name alongside him. (ANSWER)

Q6. How Many Championships did Fangio win back to back and with which teams

  1. 4 ( Maserrati – Mercedes/ Mercedes/ Ferrari/ Maserrati

Q7. In Which year did Ayrton Senna win his first Formula 1 Champion

  1. 1988 Mclaren

Q8. Which team has the most wins in a season, and in which year.

  1. Mercedes, 2016

Q9. Where did Sebastian Vettel Break start his record breaking run of 9 consecutive wins in 2013.

  1. Belgian Grand Prix.

Q10. Nico Started the 2016 season strong, how many races did he win consecutive from the 2015 season to the Spanish GP.

  1. 7


Q1. Name two Father and and son Formula 1 Champions (give 2 names – father son)

  1. – Graham Hill & Damon Hill

– Keke Rosberg & Nico Rosberg

Q2. How many seasons did Nigel Mansel take part in before winning the World Championship?

  1. 13

Q3. Name 5 World Champions Between 1980 – year 1998.


1980 world champion: Alan Jones (Williams)

1981 world champion: Nelson Piquet (Brabham)

1982 world champion: Keke Rosberg (Williams)

1983 world champion: Nelson Piquet (Brabham)

1984 world champion: Niki Lauda (McLaren)

1985 world champion: Alain Prost (McLaren)

1986 world champion: Alain Prost (McLaren)

1987 world champion: Nelson Piquet (Williams)

1988 world champion: Ayrton Senna (McLaren)

1989 world champion: Alain Prost (McLaren)

1990 world champion: Ayrton Senna (McLaren)

1991 world champion: Ayrton Senna (McLaren)

1992 world champion: Nigel Mansell (Williams)

1993 world champion: Alain Prost (Williams)

1994 world champion: Michael Schumacher (Benetton)

Q4. Who is the only drivers to win Championships in both 2 and 4 wheels?

  1. John Surtees

Q5. Which years did Fernando Alonso win his World Championships.

  1. 2005 and 2006

Q6. Lewis Hamilton won the 2008 Formula 1 Drivers Championship in what position did he finish during the race.

  1. 5

Q7. Name the 2009 World champion and how many races he won that season.

  1. Jenson Button, 6 races.

Q8. When did Senna win his last World Title.

  1. 1991

Q9. Who is the youngest formula 1 World Champion, 2 – when and 3- where did he win his first race.

A1- Sebastian Vettel

A2 2008

A3 Italian Grand Prix

Q10. By how many points did Nico Rosberg win the 2016 World Championship in Abu Dhabi.

  1. 5 points


Q1. Which year and team did Michael Schumacher make is formula 1 Debut.

    1. Jordan, 1991

Q2. In which year and Where did Michael Schumacher win his first Grand Prix and for which Team.

    1. 1992, Benetton,

Q3. Name the Years in the order that Michael Schumacher won his 7 world titles.

  1. – 1993 & 1994 Benetton
  • 2000 – 2004 Ferrari

Q4. Where did Michael Schumacher score his first win for Ferrari.

  1. Spanish GP 1996 (bonus 5 marks for year)

Q5. What was unusual about Schumacher’s win at the 1998 British Grand Prix

  1. He won it in the Pit lane

Q6. In 2001, Schumacher finished 14 out of 17 races on the podium. Which 3 races did he not finish on the podium

  • San Marino, German, Italy (ANSWER)
  • San Marino, German, Britain
  • Germany, Britain, Japan
  • San Marino, Germany, Britain

Q7.  Michael Schumacher holds the record for the most race wins for a Grand Prix driver. How many wins and where did he score his last win.

  1. 91 Wins, 2006 Chinese Grand Prix. 5 Bonus points for getting the year correct.

Q8. In 2006 Monaco Grand Prix, Michael notoriously parked his car at Rascasse bringing out a yellow flag and preventing Alonso from getting Pole. His lap times were deleted and he opted to start from the Pit lane. Where did he finish in the race?

  1. 5th

Q9. In Ferrari’s most dominant season in 2002, how many races did Michael Schumacher win.

  1. 11

Q10. In which year did Michael Schumacher join Mercedes GP Petronas F1 team.

  1. 2010


Q1. Which Circuit has hosted the most Grand prix in Formula 1

  1. Italian Grand Prix

Q2. Name 3 race tracks in Britain have hosted the British Grand Prix

–     Silverstone

  • Aintree
  • BrandsHatch

Q3. Which year did Formula 1 miss running in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

    1. 2011

Q4. What is the minimum race distance in Formula 1?

  1. 305kms

Q5. Which of the Below tracks have hosted the European Grand Prix

  • Hockenheim, Nurburg Ring, Valencia, Baku
  • Valencia, Baku, Silverstone, Hockenheim
  • Nurburg Ring, Valencia, Baku City, Jerez (ANSWER)
  • Jerez, Baku City, Brands Hatch, Silverstone

Q6. Which is the longest Formula 1 track, and how long is it in the current configuration, 2007 – present.

  1. Spa Francorchamps, 7.004kms (answer to be exact)

Q7. When was the first Malaysian Grand prix

  1. 1999

Q8. Name the track where Nico Rosberg won his first Grand Prix.

  1. 2012 Chinese GP – 5pts bonus for year.

Q9. Name the track where Lewis Hamilton won his first Win for Mercedes.

  1. 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Q10. In 2013, Sebastian Vettel won a consecutive 9 races in a row, name the all tracks.

  • Belgian GP/ Spa Francorchamps
  • Italian GP/ Monza
  • Singapore GP/ Marina Bay Circuit
  • Korean GP/ Korea International Circuit
  • Japanese GP/ Suzuka
  • Indian GP/ Budth International Circuit
  • Abu Dhabi GP/ Yas Marina
  • Brazil GP/ Autodromo Carlos Pace


Q1. In what position did Lewis Hamilton finish in the 2007 Australian Grand Prix.

  1. 3rd

Q2. Name 2 drivers who’s first podium was a race win.

  1. – Sebastian Vettel
  • Max Verstappen

Q3. Name the driver with the most careers starts without a podium finish

  1. Nico Hulkenberg

Q4. Formula 1 has only 1 posthumous Champion crowned in 1970, what was his name.

  1. Jochen Rindt

Q5. Name 3 drivers with 3 World Titles

  • Nelson Piquet
  • Niki Lauda
  • Jack Brabham
  • Ayrton Senna

Q6. How Many German Formula Formula Champions do we have?, name them

  1. 3
  • Michael Schumacher
  • Sebastian Vettel
  • Nico Rosberg

Q7. Name the 7 drivers who won the first 7 races in the 2012 Formula 1 season

  • Fernando Alonso
  • Pastor Maldonado
  • Sebastian Vettel
  • Lewis Hamailton
  • Nico Rosberg
  • Mark Webber
  • Jenson Button

Q8. Who was the first Driver to win 2 races in 2012.

  1. Fernando Alonso

Q9. Which Driver was banned after a lap one incident at the Belgian Grand Prix in 2012.

  1. Romain Grosjean.

Q10. Name 4 drivers in the current F1 Season who have driven for McLaren

  • Lando Norris
  • Carlos Sainz
  • Kevin Magnussen
  • Sergio Perez

Category 6. TRIVIA

Q1. Allan Jones was the first driver to win a driver’s world title with Williams F1.

True/ False –

  1. True

Q2. Mercedes are the only team to score a 5 consecutive 1 2 finishes in Formula 1 History.

True/ False

  1. False Ferrari 2002

Q3. The use of the title “Grand Prix” for a motor race predates the start of the F1 World Championship by nearly 50 years. In which country was the first race to use this name held?

  1. France

Q4. Which circuit was redesigned by Hermann Tilke in time to debut its new look in 2002?


  • Hockenheim


Q5.  Bernie Ecclestone was best known in F1 as the immensely wealthy controller of the sport, but which F1 team did Ecclestone purchase in 1971 to begin his rise to power?


  • Brabham


Q6. Which F1 record did Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello break at the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix?


  • Most Race starts


Q.7 Which driver won the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix.

  1. Sebastian Vettel

Q8. How Many Race Wins did Sebastian Vettel get in 2018?

  1. 5

Q9. On his Way to his 4th World Title in 2017, how many race wins did Lewis Hamilton Score in 2017.

  1. 9

Q10. How many Formula 1 Races has Valtteri Bottas won in his career.

  1. 5