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#1 Graham Clayton

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Posted 29 September 2002 - 23:31

Fellow NFer's,
I came across the following "numbers" game on a cricket bulletin board,
and thought that it might be worth trying to get started on the NF.

It works like this.

We start of with the number #1. Someone posts a piece of motor racing history or trivia
to do with the number #1. Someone then posts the #2, and includes another piece of
trivia or history. We then go through numbers #3, #4, #5 and so on.

It will be intereresting to see how many numbers we can go through before the
"link" is broken, as well as what trivia and other information is provided when
NFer's post.

Here is my opening post regarding the #1

#1 - Number of posthumous F1 World Champions - Jochen Rindt , 1970

Who is ready to post for #2? :)

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#2 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 September 2002 - 23:37

2 - two years that Fangio ran the full Championship series and didn't win... 1950, 1953.

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 29 September 2002 - 23:48

3 - Graham Hill came second in the WDC three years running: 1963-5

#4 Mac Lark

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 00:01

4 - the number of second places for Stefan Johansson

#5 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 00:11

5 - Noige ....

#6 Nikos Spagnol

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 00:21

#6 - Number of Ronnie Peterson's car in the race he was killed - Monza 1978 :cry:

#7 oldtimer

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 01:22

#7- Stirling Moss'claim on lady luck at British meetings

#8 Rob G

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 02:18

8 - Car number of the first retiree of the first World Championship GP.

Leslie Johnson, ERA, out after lap 2 of 1950 British GP.

#9 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 03:03

9... the number of points awarded for a win between 1960 and 1989 (or thereabouts)...

#10 Mark Beckman

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 03:34

...........10 The number of points awarded since 1989 for a win.

(8 - Rob G, that was clever ;) )

#11 Rob G

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 03:55

11 - Number of different race winners in the 1982 F1 championship.

#12 Mark Beckman

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 04:01

Originally posted by Rob G
11 - Number of different race winners in the 1982 F1 championship.


Darn, I wanted to post...

11 .. Nelson Piquet's prefered finishing position.


(TV reporter) - Piquet, running for a win today?

(Piquet) - No. Today I wanna be eleventh!

(thanks Nikos :rotfl: )

#13 Zawed

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 07:15

12 number of GPs won by Andretti, Jones, Reutemann, and Coulthard

#14 ensign14

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 07:50

13: lowest number never to have scored a World Championship point.

#15 Pyry L

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 09:19

14 : The number of GPs held at Brands Hatch, Paul Ricard and Indianapolis (incl. 2002)

#16 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 09:24

15 - number of fastest laps set by BRMs in WDC races.

#17 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 09:28

16: number of pole positions (and wins) for Stirling Moss in WDC races.

( :wave: Wolf!)

#18 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 09:31

Rats! I thought 16 should have been reserved for...

"16. Highest number of cylinders in a car contesting the World Championship"

#19 ensign14

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 09:39

17: number of Graham Hill's and Alan Jones' first World Championship winning cars.

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#20 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 09:41

17: number on Graham Hill's BRM when he won his first GP. This was also the first time a car numbered 17 had won a WDC race.

(BTW, Ray, shouldn't this also be the highest number of cylinders? A BRM H-16 with a rod through the side ..... :rolleyes: )

#21 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 09:51

Originally posted by ensign14
17: number of Graham Hill's and Alan Jones' first World Championship winning cars.


And Beltoise too!

In fact, those are three of the four wins for number 17 - the fourth is Clark in Belgium 1965.

#22 ensign14

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 09:52

Great minds, Vitesse2...

Also 17 is the number of starters for the only race with a 100% finishing record (Holland 1961).

#23 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 10:00

18: most pole positions without winning a WDC (René Arnoux)

#24 ensign14

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 10:10

19: number of last privateer in F1 (Emilio de Villota, RAM Racing March, several DNQs in 1982).

How can you tell I'm bored at work?

#25 Zawed

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 10:18

20 -Number of the car that took Benetton's first GP win (and Gerhard Berger's too) in Mexico 1986.

#26 bkalb

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 10:30

21 - Number of fastest laps scored by Gerhard Berger.

#27 ensign14

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 10:31

21: the 'lowest best' position of any driver - Tony Crook was 21st at the British GP (1952?) and never finished higher in a WC event.

This may give a slight clue to someone for a good fact for 22...

#28 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 10:48

22: most classified finishers in a WDC race. British GP 1952 and Indianapolis 1950. :)

#29 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 10:54

23: number of wins for Tyrrell chassis in WDC races.

#30 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 11:45

24: The Lotus that never had a chance...

#31 petefenelon

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 11:49

Originally posted by Ray Bell
24: The Lotus that never had a chance...


25 - the one that did!

pete

#32 petefenelon

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:01

Originally posted by petefenelon


25 - the one that did!

pete


26 - a "full grid" for many years.

#33 petefenelon

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:02

Originally posted by petefenelon


26 - a "full grid" for many years.


Need I say anything more than "Forza Gilles" for 27? :)

#34 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:02

26: Dick Seaman's car number in the 1939 Belgian GP ... :(

#35 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:06

Originally posted by petefenelon


Need I say anything more than "Forza Gilles" for 27? :)


Beat me to it Pete, but how about -

27: number of WDC race wins for Jackie Stewart

#36 ensign14

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:14

27 is also the number of letters in the longest 1st name & surname for any WC driver - Robin Montgomerie-Charrington.

#37 josh.lintz

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:18

28 fastest laps in Jim Clark's F1 career. And no, it obviously doesn't include non-champ races.

#38 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:22

28: race number of the first Lotus to win a WDC race (Moss, Monaco, 1960).

#39 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:26

29: WDC pole postions for Fangio (56.86%! :clap: )

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#40 Pyry L

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 13:09

30 - a car with this number won the first and last rounds of the 1971 WSC ie. the Bell/Siffert 917K at Buenos Aires and the de Adamich/Peterson Alfa T33/3 at Watkins Glen.

#41 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 13:32

Apologies for bringing Noige up again, but an interesting sequence. He had:

30 fastest laps
31 wins
32 pole positions

#42 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 13:35

Originally posted by petefenelon


25 - the one that did!

pete


33 - the next one that did
34 - "Lobster Claw" (ooh! poetry!)

#43 ensign14

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 14:04

35: highest odd number to score a championship point, since the numbers were codified in 1973. Stretching a bit...

36: number of drivers qualified for the German GP in 1953 - a record?

#44 Holger Merten

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 14:09

37: The last year of the 750 kg formula.

#45 Holger Merten

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 14:10

'38: The first year of the 3L with kompressor GP formula (4,5L without).

#46 Rob G

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 14:15

39 - Record number of regular entries for a full season - 1989

#47 Rob G

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 14:16

40 - Race number for Gilles Villeneuve in his first F1 championship race

#48 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 14:18

40 - the Lotus 30 with ten more faults.

#49 ensign14

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 14:34

41: highest number used for a full season (2nd AGS, 1989).

#50 cheesy poofs

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 14:34

41 - Number of GP starts by Mauro Baldi