2013 F1 season review
Your nominations for the best overtaking move of 2013 have been counted. Now it’s time to vote for the best out of the top ten passes of the year.
Australia: Mark Webber on Paul di Resta
Mark Webber often found himself needing to make up ground following a bad start during 2013. Here he gets around the outside of Paul di Resta at turn nine during his home race.
Malaysia: Sebastian Vettel on Mark Webber
Extra spice was added to this tooth-and-nail scrap between the two Red Bull drivers by the fact Sebastian Vettel had been ordered not to pass his team mate. Webber put up a stern defence but Vettel squeezed through to claim is first win of the year in controversial fashion.
China: Lewis Hamilton on Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton passed former team mate Jenson Button twice during the Chinese Grand Prix. The pick of the two moves was a sweep around the outside into turn one, giving him the advantage into the following left-hander. No suitable video available.
China: Felipe Massa on Lewis Hamilton
Three passes from the Chinese Grand Prix made it into the top ten. Felipe Massa put an opportunistic move on Hamilton after team mate Fernando Alonso passed him for the lead.
China: Sebastian Vettel on Felipe Massa
Vettel wasted no time getting past Massa after his pit stop, diving past at the turn six hairpin.
Monaco: Sergio Perez on Jenson Button
The Monaco Grand Prix saw a few surprising passes including this ballsy dive from Sergio Perez on team mate Button.
Monaco: Adrian Sutil on Fernando Alonso
Later in the race Adrian Sutil surprised Fernando Alonso with this pass at the Fairmont Hotel hairpin.
Hungary: Romain Grosjean on Felipe Massa
Unfortunatley for Romain Grosjean he put all four wheels off the track while overtaking Massa during the Hungarian Grand Prix and gave him a drive-through penalty. Grosjean later said he thought he had at least two wheels still on the track during the pass.
Italy: Fernando Alonso on Mark Webber
Fernando Alonso took third place off Webber with a late-braking move at the Variante della Roggia during the Italian Grand Prix.
United States: Valtteri Bottas on Esteban Gutierrez
Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Gutierrez went side-by-side through the snaking Ess-bends at the start of the lap at the Circuit of the Americas, the Williams driver coming out on top on his way to his first ever F1 points. No suitable video available.
But what about…?
This top ten was compiled from the Pass of the Year Nominations by F1 Fanatic readers throughout the year. If your favourite pass doesn’t feature in the final ten that’s because it didn’t get enough nominations.
Cast your vote
What do you think was the best pass of the 2013 season? Cast your vote below and having your say in the comments.
Vote for the best pass of the 2013 F1 season
- Australia: Mark Webber on Paul di Resta (3%)
- Malaysia: Sebastian Vettel on Mark Webber (28%)
- China: Lewis Hamilton on Jenson Button (3%)
- China: Felipe Massa on Lewis Hamilton (2%)
- China: Sebastian Vettel on Felipe Massa (1%)
- Monaco: Sergio Perez on Jenson Button (8%)
- Monaco: Adrian Sutil on Fernando Alonso (13%)
- Hungary: Romain Grosjean on Felipe Massa (21%)
- Italy: Fernando Alonso on Mark Webber (14%)
- United States: Valtteri Bottas on Esteban Gutierrez (7%)
Total Voters: 483
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