Slightly later than usual but here it is: Make your nominations for the best pass of the United States Grand Prix below and they’ll go into the poll for best overtaking move of the year.
The end of the season is coming up on us so if you’ve got more nominations to add you can do so here:
Pass of the year – 2013 Australian Grand Prix
Pass of the year – 2013 Malaysian GP
Pass of the Year: 2013 Chinese GP
Pass of the year: 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Spanish Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Monaco Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Canadian Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 British Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 German GP
Pass of the Year: 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Italian Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Singapore Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Korean Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Japanese Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Indian Grand Prix
Pass of the Year: 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Webber on Hamilton around the outside at T12. Shows how confident he was with his car compared to Hamilton
Alonso’s very clever re-overtake of Hulkenberg
Grosjean overtaking Webber on the outside of Turn 1 at the start.
It made his race, which was a champ material one.
Ricciardo against… di Resta into and out of T1. The technique is basically the same as in the case of the Kimi/Hulk move in 2012, and Ricciardo had a similarly hard time making it stick. Most of the similar passes were easily completed by the time they reached T2. This was not AFAIR.
Alonso on the Hulk on the last lap was done by T2 as well, but because of the sheer lack of grip on the Ferrari and consequently the need from Alonso to dare to the very very limit of adhesion – which he did absolutely perfectly – to still finish the pass was magnificient. I think he was closest to the limit of anyone anytime in the race in the whole S1 of the last lap.
So I’d choose from this two.
Bottas on Gutierrez. Just brilliant!
Absolutely no question that it has to be Bottas on Gutierrez. The bravery and commitment from that move, especially being only half a car length alongside was incredible and had me on the edge of my seat. Simply fantastic.
Alonso’s overtake on Hulk at the very end of the race showed what the wide corner profile is meant to achieve – and its great to see that it works and offers some variation. However I would vote for Grosjean overtake of Webber at the start – it was vital to do it and I think what @JayfreeseKnight said above was spot on. It was a class move, and carried out with the perfect mix of professionalism and assertiveness.
Max Chilton on no one.
Grosjean move can’t be awarded overtake of the GP because the move was aided by Seb, had Grosjean taken Seb I would vote for him.
Bottas on Gutierrez. Without a single doubt.
I agree, Bottas on Gutierrez was one of the best passes of the season:
Button on Ricciardo.
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