The twenty-four races of the 2012 WTCC totaled to 320 laps, including 16 behind the safety car, which equated to a race distance of 1358,47 kilometres.
Yvan Muller led nearly one third of the total laps; the 2011 champion was ahead of the field for 106 laps, much more than Menu’s 85 and Huff’s 43.
Behind the Chevrolet trio, ranked D’Aste and Michelisz with 33 and 27 laps led respectively.
Looking at the all time statistics, with 369 laps led, Muller is the only driver who topped the 300 mark, while Menu is second with 297.
In the 180 races held since 2005, thirty-three drivers have managed to stay in the lead for at least one lap. During the 2012 season three new members joined the club: James Nash (4 laps in Marrakech, the first ever Ford car leading a WTCC race), Mehdi Bennani (3 laps at Sonoma) and Alex MacDowall (1 lap at Macau).