1. 7 (c)
Race drivers Alex Albon [Red Bull], Daniil Kvyat [AlphaTauri], Romain Grosjean [Haas] and Kevin Magnussen [Haas] all lost their drives while stand-ins Pietro Fittipaldi [Haas], Nico Hulkenberg [Racing Point] and Jack Aitken [Williams] did not secure a permanent place in 2021.
2. Saudi Arabia (b)
This will be the third Middle Eastern F1 venue after Bahrain and Abu Dhabi. Miami is in the pipeline but is not yet ready for racing while France made its comeback in 2018 having been dropped 10 years previously.
3. Dorilton-Williams (c)
Racing Point will be re-named Aston Martin next year while Renault will be renamed after the French manufacturer’s sportscar brand but Williams will retain its existing name despite its take-over by Dorilton Capital.
4. McLaren (a)
This is the career path of Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who made his debut with the now defunct HRT team and will drive for his fifth different team in 10 years when he joins McLaren in 2021.
5. Yuki Tsunoda (b)
Backing from Red Bull and Honda helped this third-placed F2 finisher secure a drive with AlphaTauri seat while Ferrari-backed Ilott, who finished second, missed out on a seat and Aitken, who raced for Williams in Sakhir, had to settle for a reserve role.
6. 2012 (c)
Seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher first retired in 2006 after his dominant success with Ferrari came to an end but he made a comeback with Mercedes in 2010 and finally hung up his helmet at the end of 2012.
7. Making an inappropriate post on social media (b)
Mazepin’s new bosses described his behaviour as “abhorrent” after he posted a sexist video on his Instagram account.
8. RB16B (a)
The team’s new car should have been named the RB17, but with very few changes from the existing machine due to a regulation freeze it was decided to designate it as a ‘B’ version of the existing RB16.
9. 8 (b)
The women-only racing series will appear on the F1 bill next season, joining for eight rounds starting in France, then competing in Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands and USA before concluding in Mexico.
10. Dual-axis steering (c)
Mercedes gained an advantage with a steering system that allowed the drivers to alter the angle of their tyres to reduce tyre wear in 2020 but it was protested against and will be banned for 2021.
11. 1985 (a)
The Dutch seaside track is back but it looks a lot different to the layout that last hosted F1 back in 1985, a race that was won by Niki Lauda in the McLaren-TAG.
12. 10 (c)
The biggest season in F1 history (in terms of number of races) is planned to begin in Australia in late March and runs through to Abu Dhabi in early December, assuming there are no changes due to Covid-19 this time.
13. 24-Hours of Le Mans (b)
The Spaniard entered all three of the events mentioned during his time away from F1 but only won at Le Mans, with Toyota Gazoo Racing in 2019. He was 13th in the 2020 Dakar Rally and posted an NC and a 31st place finish at the Indy 500 in 2019 and 2020.
14. A massive ball of potential (c)
All three statements may well ring true, but the one that Ricciardo actually said described the level of belief he has in the team for 2021 and beyond.
15. McLaren (b)
The Woking-based team will switch to leading engine manufacturer Mercedes following three years with Renault, a move that could push them into front-runner contention.
16. 3 (a)
Just three of the 10 teams will retain the same line-up in 2020: Alfa Romeo with Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovanazzi; Williams with George Russell and Nicolas Latifi; and Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton and Valterri Bottas [assuming Hamilton re-signs for 2021]
17. Street circuit (b)
The track will be laid out on the Jeddah Corniche adjoining the Red Sea, and will likely be made up of a combination of streets and specially built sections designed by Hermann Tilke.
18. The lead race official was arrested (a)
The race was due to take place in 2020, but it was postponed due to Covid-19 then removed from the 2021 calendar because of the arrest – on corruption charges unrelated to the race – of Hanoi People's Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung.
19. McLaren team boss Zak Brown (c)
Brown was Alonso’s last F1 team boss when he drove for McLaren and bent over backwards to try to make the two-time champion happy. He failed, and Alonso left in a grump, but could come back with a bang next year.
20. Mark Webber (b)
Australian Webber was signed from Williams in 2007 to race alongside David Coulthard, but since then Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat, Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon all came from the junior programme.
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