Stats: F1's late-race shootouts

Stats: F1's late-race shootouts

Last season's race at Austin featured what might be considered a rarity by modern Formula 1 standards - a late-race pass for the lead. AUTOSPORT dug into the FORIX archive to find out how uncommon it really is

Austin's first grand prix last year was hailed as a huge success, helped in large part by the fact that it was decided with a pass for the lead in the closing stages as Lewis Hamilton's long chase of Sebastian Vettel paid off.

On-track passes for first place are now - rightly or wrongly - much more common in the DRS and high-degradation tyre era.

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