F1 quiz: Can you name every constructor to have raced in the 1980s?

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Nigel Mansell in his Williams F1 car. Brands Hatch 1986

Nigel Mansell in his Williams F1 car at the 1986 British Grand Prix. Brands Hatch

One for the history buffs among you…this F1 quiz asks you to name every constructor to have started a grand prix between 1980 and 1989.

In total, a whopping 29 different teams started a race in the 1980s, to varying degrees of success in Formula 1 – and some constructors will take more time to dig out from the memory bank than others.

To help you on your way, we have given you a couple of clues – and, as a big help, the list of constructors is in alphabetical order, to possibly help you fill in the gaps.

But before you get started, some important housekeeping:

Every constructor marked * has competed in Formula 1 in at least more than one spell outside of the 1980s – before or after – so the years included are solely from their time in Formula 1 in the 1980s.

Italian constructor FIRST also entered one grand prix weekend in 1989 but did not qualify for the race, so they do not feature on this list as a result.


You have just 10 minutes to get as many as you can but once you are finished, head over to Sportword for another Formula 1 brain teaser. You know the drill by now – one Formula 1-related word to guess every single day in six attempts or less.

But for this quiz, we wish you the best of luck!

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