What was the best F1 pass of 2008?

Felipe Massa takes Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix

Felipe Massa takes Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix

Overtaking can be rare in Formula 1. But when the planets align and someone actually gets close enough to make a move, a genuinely exciting pass is a thing to savour.

Although next year sees new regulations designed to enhance passing opportunities there were some fine overtaking moves this year.

We?ve seen double passes, wet weather passes and last-lap-for-the-title passes in 2008. But which was the best?

To pick the best passing move of 2008 we?re going to start with your nominations: pick your favourite pass or passes and name them below, explain why you think they?re the best. Post links to videos in the comments and I’ll embed them here.

Once we?ve got a short list of the top passes we?ll have a poll on Friday to select the best of all.

Let the nominations begin??

Suggestions so far

Massa on Hamilton at the Hungaroring

Heidfeld on Alonso and Coulthard at Sepang

Heidfeld on Alonso and Glock at Silverstone and Heidfeld on Raikkonen and Kovalainen at Silverstone

Alonso on Kubica and Vettel at Spa

Massa on Kovalainen and Barrichello

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91 comments on What was the best F1 pass of 2008?

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  1. michael counsell said on 11th December 2008, 17:39

    Vettel on Glock at Interlagos surely opened teh door for Hamilton…

    Seriously though the 3 double overtakes of Heidfeld was the most impressive becuase he can read a situation like no one else in F1. It wasn’t about having a faster engine, braking later, having the right tyres. It was all about positioning the car in the right place and making the pass. It is a rare skill. His pass on Alonso at Bahrain last year one of the best I have ever seen.

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