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.
Once mid-race pitstops became mandatory with the reintroduction of refuelling in 1994, fans became rather too accustomed to the final pitstops settling grand prix outcomes.
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Matt Beer started freelancing for Autosport.com in the first week of its existence in 1999, and spent the next decade-and-a-half dovetailing increasing amounts of time contributing to it with UK national reporting, driver and team PR, freelance for organisations including ITV, BMW, Autocourse and the FIA Institute and a parallel career co-managing award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatres.
He stopped being stubborn and became Autosport.com's deputy editor in April 2014. Matt also oversees Haymarket's talent development programme for emerging motorsport writers and escapes to cover Formula Ford 1600 races whenever possible.