F1 quiz: Guess the Grid: 2000 Australian Grand Prix

Henry Valantine
Michael Schumacher at the 2000 Japanese Grand Prix. Suzuka F1 quiz.

Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher rounds Suzuka on his way to his first title with Ferrari. Japan 2000.

The 2023 season is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your brain working with an F1 quiz that is based around the season opener, and the 21st Century opener, of Formula 1.

We’re asking you to take part in another of our Guess the Grid offerings, this one based on the 2000 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.

们还不知道,但它would be a year which would turn out to be the start of the most dominant era the sport had ever seen up to that point, and while it was reigning champions McLaren who had locked out the front row in Melbourne, it was Ferrari which took a one-two finish on the day.

In fact, only nine of the 22 drivers finished the race in what proved to be an attritional affair in Australia as the new millennium was brought in, and both drivers on the front row retired early in proceedings with engine failures.

That race would also be the debut of a young Williams driver who would become a future World Champion in his own right and eventually end up among the drivers with the most race starts in Formula 1 history.

But we are looking for every driver to have started the race on this occasion, and we have listed them in grid order with the team attached at the side as your clue. We are only after the surnames of the drivers involved, so it’s time to get your thinking cap on and cast your mind back 23 years to work out the grid for this nugget of Formula 1 history.

Once you are done, don’t forget to try today’sSportword– it’s Planet Sport’s word guessing game where you have six attempts to find a Formula 1-related term.

As for now, wishing you the very best of luck!