Best F1 pass of 2010: make your nominations

2010 F1 season review

Lewis Hamilton lines Fernando Alonso up for a pass in Montreal

Lewis Hamilton lines Fernando Alonso up for a pass in Montreal

What was the best overtaking move of 2010?

I’ve picked ten of the best passes for position this year and your nominations are needed to complete the shortlist.

Make your nominations and the most popular suggestions will be voted on to select the best F1 pass of the year.

Lewis Hamilton, Australia – It’s not often you see cars passing around the outside of the high-speed turn 11 but Hamilton made the move stick on Nico Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton, China – Double pass on Adrian Sutil and Sebastian Vettel at the hairpin.

Fernando Alonso, China – Controversial but quick-thinking pass on team mate Felipe Massa on their way into the pits.

Adrian Sutil, Valencia – Squeezed around the outside of Sebastien Buemi on a track usually regarded as an overtaking-free zone.

Nico Rosberg, Silverstone – Passed Jaime Alguersuari around the outside at Brooklands.

Sebastian Vettel, Silverstone – Barged his way past Adrian Sutil in an unsubtle, arms-and-elbows fashion.

Rubens Barrichello, Hungary – Braved some excessively tough defensive driving from Michael Schumacher to thread his Williams through an impossibly narrow gap.

Kamui Kobayashi, Japan – Launched his Sauber at Jaime Alguersuari at the hairpin and scrabbled past.

Fernando Alonso, Brazil – Patiently prised third place out of Nico H???lkenberg’s hands – and with the championship hanging in the balance he had to take care passing the Williams.

Robert Kubica, Abu Dhabi – In a race that was short on passing Kubica proved it could be done with a well-judged move on the outside of Kobayashi.

What do you think were the best passes of the year?

List the passes you think should be in the shortlist below and we’ll vote for the best pass of the year in two weeks’ time.

F1 Fanatic pass of the year: Previous winners

2009: Kamui Kobayashi on Jenson Button at Yas Marina
2008: Felipe Massa on Heikki Kovalainen and Rubens Barrichello at Montreal

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229 comments on Best F1 pass of 2010: make your nominations

  1. TommyC said on 25th November 2010, 4:13

    One for webber on button in canada. i thought that was pretty good.

  2. Regis said on 25th November 2010, 4:16

    I have to say Alonso vs Massa in the pit entry, I don’t think i’ve seen a move like that before, very gutsy.

  3. Kobayashi on Alonso and Buemi, in Valencia. Buemi on the last corner was simply masterful!

  4. Kamui Kobayashi, Japan

  5. Lewis passing Button after Button got him on different engine settings after the RBR cars crashed either other in the same circumstance. (sorry, I can’t recall the race) That was a very tense and very exciting moment.

    At that point, LH said to JB – OH NO YOU DON’T!

    Everything Kobayashi does passing is great! Vettel might be fast but he simply isn’t a racer. LH, FA are both great racers. SV, JB, MW are good drivers.

  6. Jameson said on 25th November 2010, 6:13

    Barrichello on Schumacher in Hungary. For him to be pushed into the wall and still make it past Schumacher in the dust was pretty spectacular.

  7. Hamilton and Button in Turkey. What was it, side by side for 4 corners or something? Sure there may not have been a net change of position bu seeing those those guys overtake and then overtake back was excellent.

    And I think Webber and someone else had a great multi-corner battle in one race, Schumacher maybe?

  8. Lamo2741 said on 25th November 2010, 7:35

    Definitely has to be Lewis taking Jenson at Turkey…

  9. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 25th November 2010, 7:35

    As brave as Hamilton’s move on Rosberg was in Melbourne, it was only really cemented by the fact Rosberg couldn’t retake his place on the following straight because of yellow flags, so for that reason it’s not my top move of the season. That honour has to go to Rubens for his move on MSC in Hungary. Just for the fact that he had the guts to keep his right foot planted as MSC squeezed him closer and closer to the pit wall, most others would have backed off.

  10. Felipe Massa on Sutil in Canada for sure.

  11. scott said on 25th November 2010, 7:47

    Mark Webber – Spa
    overtaking Felipe Massa on the outside of Rivage, was mighty

  12. BrownyNSW said on 25th November 2010, 7:47

    Many great passes here, but for me Hamilton’s pass on Rosberg at Melbourne. I saw it in real life and no one expected him to even dream about the pass, but he pulled it off superbly.
    So its Hamilton on Rosberg in Melbourne

  13. I would like to say Hamilton on Rosberg in Melbourne, but because Ozzy tv is so rubbish they chose to go for a commercial break just as he was lining it up. You can tell when there’s going to be an ad break on Ozzy TV because they cut from the BBC commentary and play heavy metal for about 2 minutes while 2 local idiots talk over the top about the colour of Webbers underpants, they then do the same thing after the break, before going back to Brundle and Foghorn Leghorn, I mean Leggard.

  14. daykind (@) said on 25th November 2010, 8:20

    My suggestions are Barrichello on Schumacher or Alonso on Massa.

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