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Highest number of gained places during a race.

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  • #163564
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    _John told us the answer in the “Who am I?” quiz: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/forum/topic.php?id=906&page=15#post-23741

    #163565
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    Another driver worth a mention would be Mika Hakkinen, who went from 22nd on Lap 1 to finish on the podium at the 1999 Austrian GP, after he was punted off the track at the Remus Kurve by a certain BBC commentator…

    #163566
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    I once got from second to third base during a race.

    #163567
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    i remember catching this GP2 race in Turkey on the off chance one day… can’t tell you what position Hamilton drops to but he eventually finished 2nd. very distinct memory of ‘woah, he’d be cracking in F1. bit red mist though’

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbjRFd205qo

    #163568
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    @Ned Flanders Its Jonathan Legard whose to blame right?

    #163569
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    David Coulthard!

    #163570
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    hahaha I know lol. it seems every things Legard’s fault though

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    In all this vein then, what’s the biggest time deficit made up by someone in a race?

    #163572
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    Mansell was something like 26 seconds behind at Silverstone in 1987, but I think there have been greater ones, maybe Fangio.

    #163573
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    I think The biggest time gap made up is likely to be Fangio at the ‘ring.

    In lap terms, it’s worth mentioning Jim Clark at Monza in ’67. In the 60s, Monza was the ultimate slipstreamer race – if you got spat out of the pack, you were considered to have no hope.

    Clark lost a lap because of a puncture and came out in 15th, but he managed to get the whole lap back (through pure speed no some yellow flag), overtake *everyone*, and take the lead. The best victory in F1 ever was spoiled when he ran out of fuel.

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    @ Pionir

    Small correction – he came out 16th , one lap behind the pack . Overtook everyone and regained first place . His car had not been fueled for such a fiery performance , so he had to pull back a little . He finished 3rd .

    #163575
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    Mark Webber, 18th to 3rd, 20th at one point has to be up there in the Top 10 or something.

    #163576
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    Yes but as it has already been said in this thread, Barrichello started 18th and went on to win. Not good enough Webber…

    #163577
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    Mark Webber, 18th to 3rd, 20th at one point has to be up there in the Top 10 or something.

    #163578
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    Yes, but Rubens had safety cars to close the field up and help him. Webber had none.

    At the start of lap 11 he was 60+ seconds off the lead and in 21st place.

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