What is the record for winning a Formula 1 race by a driver who has lead the least number of laps in that race?

For example: if one driver has been in position 1 for the entire race but on the last lap had an engine failure such that the driver in position 2 won the race without actually leading the race for any laps.

Has this ever happened? If not that what is the minimum number?

  • The lead laps is only defined when the driver crosses the line right? So, if he takes the win on last lap wouldn't be 0 laps lead? – KharoBangdo Sep 13 '17 at 11:37

I don't know how to write it but there are cases where driver wins without leading a single lap (mostly because winners were disqualified afterwards), and there are cases when driver took the lead on last laps. Mine favorite of such is 2011 Canadian Grand Prix win by Jenson Button.

List of driver winning without leading, (source) WWL

and list for win with only one lead lap, (source)


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