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Steven Lynch August 27, 2013
Sebastian Vettel takes his turn to lead the 2013 Australian Grand Pri © Sutton Images
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There were seven different leaders in the Australian GP earlier this year. Was this any sort of record? asked Alan Lewis

The seven who took a turn in front in Melbourne earlier this year were Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Adrian Sutil and the eventual winner Kimi Raikkonen.

That was the fourth race with seven different leaders, following the Canadian GPs of 1973 and 2008, and the 1975 British GP.

But top of the list is the Italian GP of 1971, which had eight different front-runners: Clay Regazzoni, Ronnie Peterson, Jackie Stewart, Francois Cevert, Mike Hailwood, Jo Siffert, Chris Amon ... and Peter Gethin, who ended up winning his only GP by an incredibly tight margin.

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