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Pic breaks record for most times overtaken

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

Charles-Pic-carFinland’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.