Nov 30

Pic breaks record for most times overtaken

Charles Pic has entered F1’s history books by breaking an unenviable record.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic (2)2012-06-08_0161Finland’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 another driver 70 times.

Indeed, 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.

source: GMM