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. Kubica was the best in Singapore

  2. Here’s another article/voting idea: best non-pass (or best defence) of the year. My vote would be Petrov vs Aloso at Abu Dabai. Any others?

    1. schumacher holding back Button in Barcelona another one, also Button holding back Alonso in Monza stands out.

    2. Well given the general difficulty of overtaking at Yas Marina, I doubt that it was impressive defense. My source says there were only 13 overtakes at the circuit (5th lowest).

      If I remember correctly, Sutil had some fantastic work at Silverstone. Correct me if I am wrong but I think it was holding off Schumi, Vettel, and others.

  3. pretty, but where is hamilton vs safety car ??? :DD

  4. I am not a Hamilton fan but his pass on Rosberg on the outside of a high speed corner while slippery was the best display of skill and car control while passing.
    I watched Robert Kubica’s pass on on Jenson Button and Mark Weber the most and thought that although it very well done, I think Button didn’t use full throttle when Kubica surged ahead and made the pass stick. Those Red Bull brakes must have been just awful for Weber to start braking so early as to let two cars pass him.

    If Kobayashi ever gets as good at high speed corner passes as he is at slow ones, he will be as good as Hamilton

  5. ja z demotów, Kubica żądzi !! ;)

  6. ja też :)

    Kubica najlepszy :D

  7. KUBICA 4ever

  8. Definetly Kubica + Button (Valencia)! Kubica the best driver currently in F1. I wont to see him champion of the world! He has this magic “something”

  9. Robert Kubica jest najlepszy !!!!!

  10. Robert is the best! No doubt about it.

  11. I think you should just discount all the votes from yesterday on Keith. This is just nonsense :(

    1. I’d rather we just black flag Kubica. Or the Polish vote. Either option is fine by me.

      1. Yeah I agree democracy is way overated. Screw the vote just announce your favourite instead. Are you from N.Korea or Cuba?

    2. Nonsense? No. You should THANK this polish site. Other way, many people would not know that this blog even exists.
      Of course you can disagree with Polish people opinion of Kubica’s overtaking being the best. I do appreciate critisism, but constructive critisism.

      1. How has Kubica got so many votes they should look into this some polish hackers around

    3. And just to add – you have NO IDEA what is written on this site. “Vote for Robert”? No!

      1. Well I think the results will disagree with you. Judging by the overly skewed results for Kubica, I think that’s a pretty solid conclusion. Otherwise, you’d expect some more spread on the best pass vote too.

        1. Sigh.
          They did NOT write “vote for Kubica”. They’ve just showed “hey, that’s a great article, why don’t you check it out”. There is nothing, NOTHING, about the voting in this article.

          1. Whatever it says made this voting ridiculous.

          2. So in your opinion Poles do not deserve to vote?

          3. They can vote all they want. But considering they don’t really contribute here (I’m not counting posting a ‘Kubica!’ comment – I’m thinking longer term), it’s somewhat irritating. It no longer represents the community opinions and what I was most interested in has become noise.

            Imagine your town is having an election and right before the election, a significant number of people show up and become eligible to vote. They end up voting for an option that has a significant cost to the community – say infrastructure development. Then they all happen to leave and therefore will not help pay for it.

            If they come around and contribute during next season, great! It’s nice to have more opinions. But I highly doubt that will happen and it just ruins the polling. Kubica should have that significant a lead in best overtaker? Please.

          4. I had some doubt about different polls here before – but this one tops them all.

        2. overcooked egg
          11th December 2010, 11:17

          Don’t compare simple internet pool to the elections!

          I noticed you are pro censorship…. Not cool…

        3. Oh look its Kim Jong again! So please tell us what the correct voting percentages should be so that I can vote accordingly. In future to avoid all this confusion please give the voting instructions in advance so that we all know exactly who we are to vote for.

          1. I’m Pole, and it’s kinda shame to see 14-year-olds from here who have never even seen an F1 race (not saying about overtakes from the article) taking part in this poll and leaving stupid comments like ‘Kubica 4ever’ because they’ve seen an advert somewhere… Apologies for them :)

            As for voting itself – I’d say it goes to HAM, KOB and KUB without promoting any of the three, all three have balls of steel and rocket-science-like precision.

  12. Lewis at Australia….breathtaking can only describe his move on Rosberg….passing in a non-overtaking zone as Radiophonique said was jaw dropping.

  13. Keith,
    maybe commenting should be allowed only to registered users.
    I am not a registered user, but I visit your site every day and although I am polish and a big fan of Robert, I think this voting has become a joke.

  14. if there only was another camera view of the Kubica pass on Button in Valencia it would be more awesome than watching Hakkinen pass Schumacher in Spa back in 2000 (I think)! Unfortunatley there are no other angles…. KUBICA RULES in 2011!!!!!

  15. Does anyone have the stats of overtakes for each circuit 2010, i wanna see which circuits have the most?


  16. Guys, sorry for this 84 %. I rly think that Kubica was the best driver in this season, but in Poland we have a stupid custom – when it`s a poll like this on foreign website, on biggest Polish forum`s there`s a big action: ALL VOTE FOR KUBICA!! Sad.

  17. Guys, everyone can vote, if you don’t like that Kubica have this number of votes, provide your websites to publish that voting on their services to show people this action. Kubica fan’s catched this, and vote for him. Bring that action to fan’s of other drivers to make their achievments better. Simple.

  18. At the outset I apologize for poor spelling :-)
    I am Polish and I understand the Polish driver Kubica is the first
    who will represent our country in F1 for that try to understand my fellow countrymen
    For us, it will always be the best
    Remember your delight over Hamilton three years ago ……
    After that Kubica in raids also shows a lion’s claw is seen in the F1 driver
    with high abilities only have a weak car
    and being the “second” driver in the Ferrari and McLaren is wasted time

  19. Keith, looking at the numbers, I’m seeing Robert Kubica has 8000 votes for pass of the year and 6000 for being the best overtaker. I suspect someone has posted a link to this page at a Kubica fan forum or something because these numbers seem way out of proportion.

    1. overcooked egg
      11th December 2010, 11:13

      Nope, there is better explanation: Kubica is that good!

    2. It’s already been mentioned. People from Wirtualna Polska (, one of the biggest Polish web-portals) wrote an article about the poll and fans on the forum of started massive voting.

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