Stat attack: China (post-race)

Stat attack: China (post-race)

Did you know that the Chinese Grand Prix featured the most overtaking manouvres since the 1990 Mexican Grand Prix, or that this is the worst start of a season for the Williams team since 1979? Michelo Merlino presents the stats from the Chinese Grand Prix...

Overtaking boom

In terms of overtaking, the Chinese Grand Prix once again proved to be one of the most prolific on the calendar. Last year, with a wet-dry race, 62 successful passes were recorded. This year there were 63 in a dry one! This means yesterday's race had the highest number of passes since the 1990 Mexican Grand Prix which featured 70.

Mark Webber made no less than 14 passing moves during the race, the highest by one driver since Eddie Irvine recorded 16 in France in 1999. The absolute record was set by Alain Prost, with 22, in the 1984 South African Grand Prix.

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