Vote for the best F1 pass of 2010

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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 (30%)

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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    • Cyclops said on 10th December 2010, 8:40

      You should consider canceling the vote.

      • McLarenFanJamm said on 10th December 2010, 11:34

        Agreed. This has clearly been manipulated by outside sources.

        • Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 10th December 2010, 11:36

          Can anybody think of a time this year when Kubica was passed? Add that to the list and edit in a few thousand votes as a special treat for that site…

          • Cyclops said on 10th December 2010, 11:42

            It’s not only the site mentioned by Keith, it was posted yesterday on the biggest Polish portals, as well as on Polish eurosport site.

            I’m Polish and I consider this shameful. Kubica’s overtaking should win in my opinion, but not by means of massive vote gathering outside of this blog.

      • You should consider canceling the vote.

        Either this or ban Kubica’s maneuvres. Sad for those Kubica fans who want to play fairly, but what can we do?

    • maybe because his action was the best or he made the most of overtaking maneuvers this season. I come from poland and voted for his overtaking on button but for the best man to do this I voted for kobayashi

    • cabbage said on 10th December 2010, 12:07

      also try base this voting on more reliable mechanism than cookies. this should be available only for logged-in users

    • Do you know what is written there?

  1. Damian said on 10th December 2010, 8:35

    Robert Kubica on Button in GP Europe, this movie should be show from other camera outside car it was brilliant

  2. R.Kubica & J.Button – it was unbelievable & perfect overtaking !

  3. Geekracer2000 said on 10th December 2010, 9:18

    You should include Schumachers pass on Alonso in Monaco since you included Alonso on Massa in China.
    I know it had been discuses previously and it has been said that Alonso was not expecting overtaking in Monaco due safety car.
    China was clearly case of team orders and should not either be included.
    If Team was waiting Massa first in they must have had his
    tires ready first, and if those went on Alonso’s car he would be disqualified. And when Alonso squeezed him self in pass Massa normally there would be some chaos while switching to Alonso’s tires, taking tire warmers off and therefore some lost of time for both Alonso and Massa. Witch was not the case because team was waiting ready with Alonso’s tires first!

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 10th December 2010, 9:21

      China was clearly case of team orders and should not either be included.

      Any proof?

      Even if you were right this would be an argument for discounting Alonso’s pass, not including Schumacher’s (non-) pass.

      • Backing up Keith here: the team were not expecting Alonso in ahead of Massa, they only got Alonso’s tyres in the pit lane in time because Massa shouted down the radio “Fernando passed me!” as soon as it happened.

  4. mateo said on 10th December 2010, 9:28

    Why Kubica? Check out Singapore. You don’t need to be Polish to understand. Passing Button in GP Europe is just a confirmation.

  5. Gorty said on 10th December 2010, 9:33

    Robert Kubica on Jenson ButtonRobert
    “good work, good work”

  6. judo chop said on 10th December 2010, 10:34

    I don’t see what’s the fuss over Kubica’s pass in Valencia. Button passed Webber on the outside whilst Kubica passed Webber on the inside, got on the racing line and held it. Good close racing on the first lap, when everyone’s bunched up, you can find in every race. Nothing that makes you go “wow!”.

  7. Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 10th December 2010, 10:36

    Looks like the Kimi fans found someone else to latch onto.

  8. Sparkyj23 said on 10th December 2010, 10:41

    looks like your poll got gamed KC
    A polish news site wanted Kubica to win

    http://f1.wp.pl/kat,1775,title,Akcja-Kubicy-zostanie-hitem-sezonu,wid,12934054,wiadomosc.html?ticaid=1b64c

  9. quetzalcoatl said on 10th December 2010, 10:43

    Take off votes for Robert came from PL and for Lewis from GB :-)

  10. Best pass for me was Kubica on Webber and Button, go go Kubica

  11. Kubica over Button is overestimated. Yes it looks spectacular but the level of difficulty wasn’t that hard because the Red Bull completely left the inside line open for him and we know how easy it is at the start when things are a bit messy to take advantage of an open door.

    I’m betwwen Lewis over Rosberg simply because the line Hamilton had was anything but ideal to keep going in that fast corner and Kobyashi over Alguersuari in Japan. Just look at it, a close corner and Alguersuari had the inside, how the hell did Kamui did it? The contact is not his fault ether, he left more than enough space, is just Alguersuari being an ass of not accepting being overtaken.
    Hamilton over Button makes me think too because it was a very gutsy move after what happened and it was amazing not just for the track action but in matters of psychology too. Instead of feeling confused and losing it after Button’s overtake, he instead reacted amazingly.

    I just can’t see why Alonso over Massa is there. A pass on the pit like that is nothing needing great technique or to be proud of, especially when it’s against a team mate like Massa who will never risk of colliding with you in the pits.

    I also want to talk about an overtake that was never completed. Kobayashi over Barichello at Abu Dhabi. Kamui completely left the brakes and went over Rubens from a mile away like he was stationery but unfortunately he didn’t quite pull it threw and lost the corner a little with Rubens taking back the position. If that was successful it would have been the best for me.

  12. McLarenFanJamm said on 10th December 2010, 11:35

    I went for Kobayashi on Buemi in Valencia. Can’t see how Lewis on Rosberg in Australia is one of the options, Lewis has pulled that move before.

  13. HooligansPL said on 10th December 2010, 11:42

    Kubica is the best!!!

  14. Martyn said on 10th December 2010, 11:51

    The poll has been gamed…that explains a lot.

    Kubica is definitely a canditate for best overtaker of the season, but his move on Button in Valencia was nothing special. I don’t usually count a first lap pass as a fully legitimate overtaking manoeuvre because the driver being overtaken is often compromised and the offensive vs. defensive driving element tends to be lacking. And in this case we can’t even see what Kubica actually did!

    Hamilton over Rosberg had by far the best combination of skill, daring and uniqueness, and although it is diminished by the yellow flag issue I still gave this one the nod, despite the fact that I’m not a big Lewis fan.

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