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Published by Christine Blachford

A long time ago, in the midst of 2008, we spotted that the BBC quiz show Mastermind had featured someone with a specialist subject of Formula One. We were quite excited by the prospect of a quiz, and enjoyed reliving the questions for you all here on the site. Back then it was F1 2000-2007.

Imagine our delight, then, when my mother-in-law let us know that there were to be F1 related questions on tonight's Mastermind episode. We eagerly tuned in, but I must admit to being disappointed at the subject - F1 1960 to 1980 - not exactly my strong point.

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However, I have gathered together the questions here for you to attempt, and the answers are hidden alongside - highlight to reveal. Let us know how you do in the comments, but try not to spoil the answers for anyone!

The questions

1) Which British car driven by Stirling Moss gained it's first victory in Monaco in 1960? Lotus

2) Who won a half point in the shortened 1975 Spanish Grand Prix, making her the only woman to score in Formula 1 racing? Lella Lombardi

3) Which team formed in 1977 took it's name from the initials of it's founders who included Franco Ambrosio, Alan Rees and Jackie Oliver? Arrows

4) At the 1979 French Grand Prix, which driver achieved the first Formula 1 win with a turbo-charged car? Jean-Pierre Jabouille

5) Which circuit at St. Jovite was considered to be too dangerous and was dropped in 1970? Mont-Tremblant

6) What was the nickname of Wolfgang von Trips, who was poised to win the championship in 1961 but he was killed at Monza? Taffy

7) Which team's only Grand Prix victory came in Austria 1977, with a future World Champion Alan Jones driving? Shadow.

8) Who was joint leader with Emerson Fittipaldi going into the final race of the '74 season? He finished out of the points, and the Brazilian won the championship. Clay Regazzoni

9) Whom did Lord Hesketh hire as his chief engineer when he founded his Formula 1 team in '73? Harvey Postlethwaite

10) Which British driver was awarded the George medal in '73 for saving Clay Regazzoni from his burning car in the South African Grand Prix? Mike Hailwood

11) Who was promoted from test engineer to driver for the Ferrari team when John Surtees left midway through the '66 season? Mike Parks

12) What was the designation of the Tyrell six-wheeled car in which Jody Scheckter won the '76 Swedish Grand Prix? Project 34

13) Who won his only race on his debut in the '61 French Grand Prix? Giancarlo Baghetti

14) How many times did Graham Hill win the Monaco Grand Prix in the '60s while driving for BRM? Three

15) In which '75 Grand Prix did Vittorio Brambilla crash during his victory lap after winning his only Formula 1 race? Austrian

16) Who won the '71 Italian Grand Prix by just 0.01 seconds from Ronnie Peterson in the closest ever Formula 1 finish? Peter Gethin

17) Which future World Champion made his debut driving a Rob Walker Brabham, in his home Grand Prix at Zeltweg in 1964? Jochen Rindt

Oh, I should mention, the contestant was called Edmund Dickinson, he managed to get 15 points and went on to win the show. I managed to get zero. Yourself?