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 (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. I have to say the best overtake was Alonso on Masa in hockenhaim. It’s was simply briliant how easy Alonso made it look and what special victory it was in Germany

  2. I’m just shocked Alonso on Massa in Germany wasn’t nominated.

  3. Wow, Kubica and Kobayashi are winning compared to last time where it was Hamilton with both polls.

    • torrit said on 24th December 2010, 0:29

      Not really. Kubica was up front even before that “vote for Kubica!” action. At least at the time I voted.

  4. Mark CCC said on 24th December 2010, 0:53

    For me the overtake of the year was Schumacher on Barrichello in Suzuka. Absolutely stunning!

  5. damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 24th December 2010, 13:07

    Well, this time I voted for Rubens. I don’t see why Kubica’s pass on Button has so many votes though… It wasn’t that impressive, was it?

    • Agree, because Button made the overtake on the outside and got boxed out, it was easy for Kubica, he took it well though. It was Webber get mugged by the pair of them.

  6. My favorite moves of 2010 always seem to come from Kobayashi! He drove a fantastic race in Valencia, it was amazing watching him overtake Alonso.

  7. I cringed when I heard EJ talking.

  8. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 25th December 2010, 10:07

    Passes like Alonso on Massa – ie in the pit lane – ought to be banned. I can see them being very dangerous in the future.

  9. Kobayashi gets my vote for best overtake(r) (not particularly for a specific move), but then he his so obviously out in front compared to others in this respect. But most of these guys are quite capable of pulling off good overataking moves if the opportunity arises. It’s also much easier to do in a faster car than in a slower one.

    Merry Xmas!

  10. Patrickl (@patrickl) said on 26th December 2010, 10:08

    Lots of good overtakes this year. We’ve had years where most of the ‘best’ overtakes were actually best starts (overtaking in the first few corners)

    I couldn’t choose a best overtake. Also, some of the best looking ones in this list are based more on tyre differences or drivers getting blocked by others.

    The most entertaining one for me was when Kobayashi went past Alonso in Valencia. Alonso had such a mental breakdown over the Hamilton safety car incident that he was driving like a wet newspaper. Kobayashi humiliating him was a much deserved punishment for dropping the ball. It’s mental collapses like that that have cost him the WDC this year (he had it again in Silverstone and possibly Abu Dhabi)

    Hamilton’s drive in Australia should give him the best overtaker award of the year. Not just one great overtake, but a whole list of them. It’s too bad Webber knocked him round because it looked like he had gotten past Alonso at that time as well.

  11. Barrichello on Schumacher!
    everyone else would have lift off the foot from the throttle, but not Rubens in front of his worst enemy.

    Anyway on this website people is to much Hamilton oriented!

  12. kubica and button – valencia

  13. maru (@maru) said on 29th December 2010, 1:36

    Kobayashi on Barrichello at Suzuka is my best.
    He braked soooooo late. What a breathtaking pass!

  14. People, are you mad ? Anyone, with no exception, CAN overtake ! Including Glock passing Michael ! If you have a well prepared car and fresh tires you can overtake anybody ….

  15. Saurabh (@sksahukanker62) said on 28th November 2013, 12:13

    thanks for this collection…
    i was going to search for all of them individually in youtube, its great u summed all of them in 1 page :)

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