Cast your vote for pass of the year

Vote for the best F1 pass of 2010

2010 F1 season reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Cast your vote for pass of the year
Cast your vote for pass of the year

F1 Fanatic readers made hundreds of nominations for the best overtaking move of 2010.

Now it’s time to vote for the winner from ten passes by Rubens Barrichello, Lewis Hamilton, Kamui Kobayashi, Fernando Alonso and Robert Kubica.

Plus cast your vote for the driver who did the best overtaking in 2010.

Lewis Hamilton on Nico Rosberg

Australian Grand Prix

A terrific pass by Lewis Hamilton with several exciting ingredients: a slippery track and a brave move on the outside of a very quick corner.

Unfortunately yellow flags before the following corner meant we didn’t get to see how Nico Rosberg’s counter-attack would have played out.

Kamui Kobayashi on Jaime Alguersuari

Japanese Grand Prix

Typically robust and gutsy stuff from Kamui Kobayashi. He launched this attack on Jaime Alguersuari from a fair distance back and didn’t back down even as Alguersuari banged wheels with him on the way out of the corner.

Robert Kubica on Adrian Sutil

Singapore Grand Prix

Making his way back through the field after an unscheduled extra pit stop, Robert Kubica picks off Adrian Sutil around the outside of Memorial corner at Singapore.

Fernando Alonso on Felipe Massa

Chinese Grand Prix

There were a few occasions in 2010 when Fernando Alonso needed to stick a move on his team mate. This unorthodox attempt at Shanghai certainly worked.

Rubens Barrichello on Michael Schumacher

Hungarian Grand Prix

The history between Michael Schumacher and former team mate Rubens Barrichello added an extra dimension to this hair-raising moment.

On new tyres, Barrichello had reeled in Schumacher very quickly. After several attempts to get past Schumacher seemed to have left the inside un-defended and Barrichello made his move. Astonishingly, Schumacher almost drove Barrichello into the pit wall in a desperate attempt to keep his rival behind.

Barrichello took the place and the stewards slapped Schumacher with a grid penalty for the following race as a punishment.

Timo Glock on Michael Schumacher

Australian Grand Prix

The ultimate cheeky re-pass?

Schumacher nipped past Timo Glock at Melbourne but went too deep into the corner, allowing Glock to reverse the move in this David and Goliath battle between Mercedes and Virgin.

Lewis Hamilton on Jenson Button

Turkish Grand Prix

The strange case of the McLaren drivers at Istanbul. Not long after being told Jenson Button wouldn’t overtake him, Hamilton lost the lead to his team mate.

But he didn’t waste any time taking the place back.

Kamui Kobayashi on Sebastien Buemi

European Grand Prix

Kobayashi’s charge in the final laps of the European Grand Prix, after leaving his mandatory tyre stop late in the race, saw him pick of Sebastien Buemi at the last corner of the final lap.

Fernando Alonso on Nico H???lkenberg

Brazilian Grand Prix

This one was all about the pressure of the championship. Alonso couldn’t afford to stay stuck behind Nico H???lkenberg – but nor could he afford to tangle with the Williams driver by making a risky move.

He patiently chipped away at H???lkenberg, eventually edging him off-line and completing an important pass.

Robert Kubica on Jenson Button

European Grand Prix

Kubica dived up the inside of Mark Webber on the first lap at Valencia – and kept Button behind too.

Vote for the best overtaking move of 2010

Which of these ten passes was the best of the year? Cast your vote and have your say below.

NB: This poll is being re-run following the changes to the voting system. See here for more information.

Vote for the best F1 pass of 2010

  • Lewis Hamilton on Nico Rosberg, Australia (16%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi on Jaime Alguersuari, Japan (11%)
  • Robert Kubica on Adrian Sutil, Singapore (3%)
  • Fernando Alonso on Felipe Massa, China (2%)
  • Rubens Barrichello on Michael Schumacher, Hungary (17%)
  • Timo Glock on Michael Schumacher, Australia (2%)
  • Lewis Hamilton on Jenson Button, Turkey (9%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi on Sebastien Buemi, Europe (7%)
  • Fernando Alonso on Nico H???lkenberg, Brazil (3%)
  • Robert Kubica on Jenson Button, Europe (29%)

Total Voters: 353

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Other nominations

Here are the other passes which received multiple nominations but didn’t get enough to make it onto the short-list:

Lewis Hamilton: on Alonso in Canada, on Vettel in Turkey, on Vettel and Sutil in China, on Petrov in Malaysia and on Kobayashi in Japan
Jenson Button: on Alonso in Malaysia, on Alonso in Canada, on Massa and Vettel in Belgium and on Hamilton in Turkey
Mark Webber: on Kobayashi in Singapore, on H???lkenberg in Brazil and on Massa in Belgium
Michael Schumacher: on Button in Korea and on Barrichello in Japan
Vitaly Petrov: on Hamilton in Malaysia and on Rosberg in Belgium
Jaime Alguersuari: on H???lkenberg in Malayasia
Kamui Kobayashi: on Alonso in Valencia
Nico Rosberg on Alguersuari in Britain
Vitantonio Liuzzi: on Schumacher in Canada
Robert Kubica: on Kobayashi in Abu Dhabi
Felipe Massa: on Sutil in Canada

Vote for the best overtaker of 2010

Which driver did the best passes of 2010? Again, vote and explain your choice below.

NB: This poll is being re-run following the changes to the voting system. See here for more information.

Which driver did the best overtaking in 2010?

  • Jenson Button (1%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (35%)
  • Michael Schumacher (1%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (0%)
  • Mark Webber (1%)
  • Felipe Massa (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (3%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (1%)
  • Nico H???lkenberg (0%)
  • Robert Kubica (16%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (1%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Christian Klien (0%)
  • Bruno Senna (0%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (41%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Lucas di Grassi (0%)
  • Karun Chandhok (0%)
  • Pedro de la Rosa (0%)
  • Sakon Yamamoto (0%)

Total Voters: 278

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296 comments on “Vote for the best F1 pass of 2010”

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  1. Rubens for keeping his toe planted on the floor throughout the entire incident. :)

  2. Kubica is great on breaks >)

  3. TassiloStiebe (@)
    9th December 2010, 18:59

    What about Kobayashi vs. Alonso in the last lap of Europe GP?

  4. There WAS a pass in 2010??? Come on, we all no there is NO passing in F1.

  5. Tough call… I think I’ll go with the Hamilton-on-Rosberg pass…

  6. I was going to vote for Kobayashi on Alguersuari. But that was before I’d seen how far back he was on Buemi in Valencia. In the end, I voted Kubica on Webber/Button. That was awesome. I kinda missed big chunks of that race, don’t remember why exactly, but that video is awesome.

    Voted Kobayashi as best overtaker of the year though. Tyre strategies aside, I think his overtakes were generally in less expected places and/or ways than most others we’ve seen this year and his car’s performance was just much closer to the people he was overtaking. Yes Hamilton’s on Rosberg was really ballsy, but the Mercedes wasn’t anywhere near the McLaren this year.

  7. No Schumacher on Alonso?? Come on.. may not have been deemed legal.. but it was a standout moment of overtaking joy :)

    1. I agree. Shame it wans’t included, it took a tremendous amount of skill to do what Schumacher did, ‘legal’ or not!

  8. I see Kubica has streaked ahead in the standings. Which is appropriate, because it’s one of those moments that makes you breathe in sharply. But full props to Jenson Button for his part in not wrapping the car (or Kubica) around the wall.

  9. See all the best moves here:

    Sorry Keith, been a bit late putting this one together this year! :p

  10. Definetly Kubica on Button, where the hell did he come from? What a class driver he is, shame on Ferrari for not seeing that! He’s had a fantastic season IMO and is definetly one of thé drivers to watch. Brilliant move!

  11. Alonso – Kovalainen – Monaco

  12. How do i stop getting emails from all these comments lol

    1. dyslexicbunny
      10th December 2010, 1:07


      Just below the submit comment button is the comment “You are subscribed to this entry.” Click the link adjacent to it labeled manage you subscriptions. Should be straight forward from there.

  13. Keith why not a list of defensive drive of the year or simply the drive of the year too?

  14. Best overtaker of the year as voted by these people is Kubica???? Haha, did people even watch races, hell even Kobayashi had a much better than year than he did. Lewis was untouchable this year on overtakes…any unbiased, knowledgeable Formula One fan would know that.

  15. I never actually considered Hamilton around the outside of Rosberg at the high speed chicane in Melbourne a genuine pass. It seemed to me if Vettel hadn’t gone off (thus causing a yellow flag zone at turn… 13, was it?) Rosberg would’ve nailed the place back. He took a very late apex line to repass Hamilton on the exit of 12 and Hamilton, having gone around the outside of 11, had a very early apex into 12 and was slow on the exit.

  16. I got chills after seeing Kubica on Button, best overtake 2010 hands down.

  17. I don’t remember European GP well(it was so boring except Kobayashi’s last run) but I think Kubica’s overtake at there is the best. it’s just incredidle.

  18. for me very suprising is the position of lewis in this voting. he almost got the same amount of votes as kobayashi. but the most I remember is not overtaking monouvres of him but the lack of them, etc. on kubica in australia or on kubica in abu dhabi :)

  19. Kubica rulez
    one by one

  20. others had to be driver is installed but Kubica was born with the F-Duct and KERS!!

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