Pic breaks record for most times overtaken in F1 history

Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR01. Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Race Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday 27 May 2012.Nov.30 (GMM) Marussia rookie Charles Pic has entered Formula One’s history books by taking an undesirable record.

Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper reports that the young Frenchman, who made his debut this year with Marussia and for 2013 will switch to Caterham, broke a record held for more than 20 years by Italian Stefano Modena.

In 1989, Modena’s Brabham was overtaken no fewer than 68 times.

But this season, 22-year-old Pic broke the record by losing position to other drivers 70 times.

Indeed, in total, Marussia’s 2012 car – also raced by Timo Glock – was overtaken 134 times this year, compared to 119 for fellow backmarkers Caterham, and 114 for HRT.

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  • Steve Maximus

    That is just because he qualified better than he should have and HRT didn’t last long enough in the races.

  • Hawk

    If you are last on the grid, less overtakes.. HRT.. Karthikeyan. It’s not about reliability.

  • Najeem av

    Does this include overtaking under blue flags