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Nominate the best pass or passes from the Brazilian Grand Prix for our 2015 Pass of the Year poll.
Regular readers will know how the formula works: after every race we have a dedicated thread for you to nominate the best pass or passes. And at the end of the year the nominations are compiled and a list of the top ten created for everyone to vote on.
Nominate the best overtaking moves from the Brazilian Grand Prix below. Please include as much details as possible – make sure to at least point out which driver passed which other driver or drivers – so your nomination can be counted.
Make nominations from this year’s earlier races:
Take a look at some of the past top tens here:
Kvyat made a non-DRS overtake early on in the race, I’m not sure on who, but it was really nice. Also, Verstappen’s overtakes on the Saubers were cool, also non-DRS!
Nothing comes close to Sainz’s move on lap 1, he went around the outside of the two Williams in turn 3 and with that momentum dived past Kvyat in the chicane as well, a brilliant manoeuvre.
Jenson Button on a Sauber (I forget its Ericsson/Nasr) but that pass was great
I agree with that Sainz move around the outside of the two Williams after the start – he braked earlier into T2 and enabled himself a wider arc into T3 with which he carried way more speed adding up to the far superior cornering speed the STR10 already possessed this year vs. the FW37 (especially in high-speed and especially here where Williams opted for a lower downforce setup without monkey seats – they had them last year here – to help them achieve those ballsy top speeds, see pre-race analysis & also older ones to check that Williams was rarely this good on top speed this year).
All in all, a great move, Massa and Bottas were made to look like as if they would be racing in a lower category.
Also, Sainz completed a monster lap 1 with forcing his way past Kvyat on the outside of T5 just a few hundred meters later.
That whole sequence wins this for me – of course, the STR mechanics ruined his work with his slow first stop, but whatever, the guy was good.
Sainz certainly had a stunning first lap, but personally I don’t count overtakes at the start for this topic. Don’t know who else I should vote yet.
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