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A tragic disaster occurred during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race. The leading Mercedes flung into the crowd, killing 83 spectators. Who won the race?
Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)
Fangio/Moss of Mercedes
Hawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar
Despite death of 83 spectators and 120 injured, the race was continued. Eight hours after the accident, while leading the race, the Mercedes team withdrew their cars. Mercedes invited Jaguar to also retire, but they declined.
What does the logo of Citroën symbolize?
Spruce, typical for the Vosges
Upwards pointing arrow - strive for perfection
Chevrons referring to the military connections of the company
The origin of the logo may be traced back to a trip made by the 22-year-old André Citroën to Łódź city, Poland, where he discovered an innovative design for a chevron-shaped gear used in milling. He bought the patent for its application in steel and started his company which initially produced gears.
This race car was developed and built between 1933 and 1939. What brand was it?
Auto Union was the predecessor of Audi. The car was extremely difficult to handle, but its tremendous power and acceleration were undeniable - a driver could induce wheelspin at over 100 mph (160 km/h). Silver arrows of Auto Union and Mercedes Benz dominated car racing until the outbreak of World War II.
Where does the Bridgestone Corporation, maker of the Bridgestone tires, come from?
the United States
the United Kingdom
The company was founded in 1931 in Kurume, Japan. The name is derived from founder Shojiro Ishibashi's last name, which translates literally to "stone bridge." In 1988, Bridgestone purchased American Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
Which of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers is the largest?
Honda is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan and has been since it started production in 1955. In 1960, Honda was also the first among them to begin exporting to the U.S.
What was the first car equipped with an airbag?
Cadillac de Ville
1974 in Cadillac de Ville also saw the introduction of the optional "Air Cushion Restraint System". Known today as airbags, this option provided protection for front seat occupants in the case of a frontal collision. One bag was located in the steering wheel, the other in the dashboard in front of the front seat passenger.
Who invented automatic car window cleaning device, called the windshield wiper?
Mary Anderson (1866 -1953) was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade. In November 1903 Anderson was granted her first patent for an automatic car window cleaning device controlled from inside the car, called the windshield wiper. In 1922, Cadillac became the first car manufacturer to adopt them as standard equipment.
Who was the Formula 1 world champion in the 2016 season?
Nico Erik Rosberg in 2016, he finally became Formula One World Champion after an intense duel with teammate Hamilton, which was undecided until the final race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He announced his retirement from the sport five days later, on 2 December 2016. Before the 2017 Formula One season, Rosberg announced that he would continue his partnership with Mercedes, as an ambassador.