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The DSC Christmas Quiz: Part 3, The Answers

Fiendish questions from the DSC Ed!

Here’s the answers to the final part of our DSC Christmas Quiz.

1: Who are the only remaining ‘ever presents’ in FIA WEC competition after 6 seasons and 50 races, three drivers, and three teams?

Darren Turner, Andre Lotterer and Christian Ried – AF Corse, Proton Competition and Aston Martin Racing (though only AMR have always been entered under the same name!)

2: Including DPi versions what was the score in terms of race wins between the four 2018 LMP2 chassis constructors after their first season of competition?

ORECA 12 – 9 in WEC, 3 in ELMS (4 x #31 Vaillante Rebellion, 3 x #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing, 2 x #40 Graff Racing (ELMS), 1 x #26 G-Drive Racing (WEC), 1 x #36 Signatech Alpine (WEC), 1 x #22 G-Drive Racing/ DragonSpeed (ELMS)
Dallara – 8 – 7 in IMSA, 1 in ELMS (5 x Cadillac DPI with Wayne Taylor Racing, 2 x Cadillac DPI with Action Express (both cars took a win apiece), 1 with SMP Racing
Ligier – 5 – 3 in IMSA, 2 in ELMS (2 x Nissan DPI with ESM, 2 x United Autosports, 1 x Visit Florida Racing)
Riley Multimatic – 0

3: Who at a stroke, became by far the most widely-read source for IMSA news and how?

Our friends and colleagues at Racer with a deal to share their 20-18 IMSA content with the print and online readers of USA Today!

4: Which two teams retained an LMP3 Championship title in 2017?

United Autosports in ELMS,Inter Europol in VdeV

5: Where did Mercedes AMG’s new GT4 have its race debut?

On the Nordschleife, two cars debuted in August in VLN, one won the SPX class and finished 16th overall

6: Why did Allan McNish miss the opening moments of his first FIA WEC TV commentary at the 6 Hours of Silverstone?

Because he was green-flagging the race!

7: Which driver has driven a GTE car that has never been raced but will race another GTE car that he has never driven?

Maxime Martin, tested the BMW M8 GTE before departing for Aston Martin where he will race the new Vantage GTE

8: The 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour saw a milestone GT3 start for Toni Vilander, how many races had the Flying Finn started in a Ferrari GT3 before that race?

None!

9: What cost Nico Prost the 2017 FIA WEC LMP2 Drivers title?

He opted to race in Formula E in New York’s Brooklyn Docks instead of at Nurburgring

10: Since the FIA WEC began three men, Brendon Hartley, Andre Lotterer and Nico Hulkenberg have driven an LMP1 and an F1 Grand Prix in the same season, who was the last man to achieve that ‘double’ in the pre-WEC era?

Sebastian Bourdais, 2009, Scuderia Toro Rosso and Peugeot

11: What did the Super GT Championship, British GT Championship and FIA WEC have in common in 2017?

They all ran ‘Circuit Safari’ promotions with on-track buses

12: Which are the only two Class Championship winning teams in LMPC or PC ALMS or IMSA history not to feature on the Prototype entry for the 2018 IMSA Championship.

Level 5 and Starworks

13: Why was the first Dallara LMP2 win in non-DPi form thanks to another Dallara team that didn’t win?

Because the car with which SMP Racing won at Paul Ricard was the spares chassis of High Class Racing

14: Land Motorsport won three races on the same day in October. Which races, or in which Championships?

Petit Le Mans, GTD class win
VLN, Overall
DMV Hockenheim, Overall

15: Which car took the outright lap record at Kyalami in 2017?

A Ginetta G57-P2 in the hands of new owner Simon Murray