Jeroen Krautmeir wrote:Apologies for the gravedig, but this just seemed so interesting!
So here are my 3 questions:
1) Who was the first person to be killed in an F1 race?
2) How many tyre companies have been involved in Formula 1? Name all of them
3) How many tracks have hosted the United States Grand Prix?
Hmm, it's an interesting set of questions to bump this thread up with. For the first question, are you referring just to the race, or are you including qualifying as part of the race weekend? I also assume that you are excluding the Indianapolis 500, since in the early years of Formula 1, the Indy 500 was technically part of the World Drivers Championship.
If you include qualifying, the first fatal accident was at the 1954 German GP, where Onofre Marimón crashed his Maserati whilst trying to qualify for the race. If it is during the race itself, that would be Luigi Musso, when he lost control of his Ferrari during the 1958 French Grand Prix at Rheims.
Onto No. 2, and the tyre manufacturers. As far as I can tell, there have been nine different manufacturers: Avon, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Englebert, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli, with Goodyear officially still the most successful tyre manufacturer, despite withdrawing from the sport over a decade ago.
Finally, the tracks which have hosted the United States Grand Prix - we have Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Phoenix, Sebring, Riverside and Indianapolis, all of which were held under the title of "The United States Grand Prix", or variants (when Watkins Glen and Long Beach were on the calendar simultaneously, Watkins Glen was called "United States Grand Prix East" and Long Beach "United States Grand Prix West", to distinguish the two). On top of that, there have been races in Detroit, Las Vegas and Dallas, but those races have been named after the venue, not the country.