Christmas quiz: Test you and your family’s knowledge of the F1 2022 season

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Max Verstappen celebrates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix victory. Yas Marina November F1 2022.

Max Verstappen stands on his Red Bull car to celebrate Abu Dhabi Grand Prix victory. Yas Marina November 2022.

Ready to test how much you remember from the F1 2022 season with your family after your Christmas dinner has settled? We’ve got the perfect quiz for you.

We at PlanetF1.com have peeled through the archives from the season just gone and found some of the moments you may or may not remember from the F1 2022 campaign – so the time has come to put your knowledge to the test.

The questions are listed below and the answers are at the bottom of the page, so you will be able to play along with as many people as you like around the table, or slumped into the chair after too much Christmas pudding.

In any case, best of luck to you, some of these are harder than others…

PlanetF1.com’s F1 2022 Christmas quiz

Q1) Who was the only non-Red Bull, Ferrari or Mercedes driver to score a podium in the F1 2022 season?

Q2) How many races did Max Verstappen win in 2022?

Q3) Who was the only full-time rookie on the grid in the F1 2022 season?

Q4) Which driver scored the most pole positions this year? And for a bonus point, how many did he get?

Q5) On that same vein, how many drivers earned an official pole position for the first time in their careers in 2022?

Q6) Nyck de Vries took points on debut as a stand-in for Alex Albon at Monza. What number was on his car at Williams that weekend?

Q7) Which driver overruled his strategy team by telling them to “stop inventing” what to do next over team radio at Silverstone, before going on to win the race?

Q8) At which grand prix did Max Verstappen earn 34 points and a Grand Chelem for taking pole, winning the race, clocking the fastest lap, leading every lap as well as the bonus of taking sprint victory?

Q9) Footage from Sky F1 analyst Martin Brundle’s grid walk in Austin went viral after a Hollywood actor brushed past him and avoided being interviewed, later sending the former F1 driver a note after the race after their misunderstanding. Which actor was it?

Q10) After Michael Masi’s departure as FIA race director prior to the start of the season, which two people replaced him to share the role? (One point for each)

Q11) Which driver finished the season with the most penalty points on their FIA Super Licence for their driving offences through the year?

Q12) Who aimed this not-so-subtle dig at Lewis Hamilton over team radio after they tangled on the first lap in Belgium?: “What an idiot closing the door from the outside. I mean, we had a mega start but this guy only knows how to drive and start in first.”

Q13) Kevin Magnussen replaced Nikita Mazepin at short notice at Haas before the season started, but in which position did he finish the season opener in Bahrain?

Q14) How many drivers from 2022 will not be on the grid in 2023 after retiring or losing their race seats? Gain a bonus point if you can name them all.

Q15) Which driver stood in to replace the unwell Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia at Aston Martin at the beginning of the season?

Q16) Which of the two Alpine drivers scored the most points in 2022?

Q17) Which American driver, currently racing in IndyCar, missed out on a seat with AlphaTauri for 2023 after having a Super Licence appeal rejected by the FIA?

Q18) At which race did Mercedes take their first and only pole position of the season?

Q19) Which team finished sixth in the Constructors’ Championship this year?

Q20) What was the name of Ferrari’s 2022 Formula 1 car chassis?

Warning: answers are below!

Answers 

  1. Lando Norris
  2. 15
  3. Zhou Guanyu
  4. Charles Leclerc, nine poles
  5. Four: Carlos Sainz, Kevin Magnussen, George Russell, Sergio Perez
  6. 45
  7. Carlos Sainz
  8. Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola
  9. Brad Pitt
  10. Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas
  11. Pierre Gasly, 10
  12. Fernando Alonso
  13. Fifth
  14. Four: Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi
  15. Nico Hulkenberg
  16. Esteban Ocon
  17. Colton Herta
  18. Hungarian Grand Prix (George Russell)
  19. Alfa Romeo
  20. F1-75

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