Pass of the Year: 2014 Belgian Grand Prix
- 26th August 2014, 0:29 at 12:29 am #271985Keith CollantineKeymaster
Make your Belgian Grand Prix Pass of the Year nominations below.
As usual, name what you thought was the best pass of the race. Those with the most nominations will go into the Pass of the Year poll at the end of the season.
Here are the previous threads for this year which are still open for nominations:26th August 2014, 0:31 at 12:31 am #271986RoaldParticipant
Alonso on Perez at the outside of Rivage on lap 13. Made me pause and rewind.26th August 2014, 0:34 at 12:34 am #271988TylerParticipant
Bottas on Vettel at Les Combes.
Rosberg on Bottas at Blanchimont (IIRC) was also pretty handy.26th August 2014, 1:17 at 1:17 am #271989
Rosberg on Bottas at Blanchimont26th August 2014, 1:53 at 1:53 am #271990Little_M_LoParticipant
Rosberg on Bottas at Blanchimont
btw does anyone have footage of the Chilton v Ericsson battle?26th August 2014, 2:23 at 2:23 am #271992Theo ParkinsonParticipant
Rosberg on Hamilton #MasterCLass26th August 2014, 2:40 at 2:40 am #271993
Well we got to 4 nominations before the obvious “joke”…
By the way another nice move was done by Button on Alonso on lap 42 – he lost the position two corners later, and it was mainly thanks to Magnussen’s defense (as was the repass afterwards), but he went around the outside of Alonso in the last part of Les Combes brilliantly. But I don’t want to change my nomination, just throwing it out there.26th August 2014, 14:42 at 2:42 pm #272353greg-cParticipant
Chiltons pass on Rossi to get back in the Marussia,26th August 2014, 18:33 at 6:33 pm #272362Theo ParkinsonParticipant
On a serious note I would like to add the whole Vettel , Magnussen, Alonso, Button battle but I’m not sure if it qualifies.27th August 2014, 11:16 at 11:16 am #272407BoRaParticipant
Hamilton on Rosberg at start. That is the pass that changes everything for the race itself and probably for the championship battle..27th August 2014, 11:30 at 11:30 am #272410PorscheF1Participant
I think Alonso on Perez is the obvious one. That was a real beauty. Or perhaps Ricciardo on Bottas on L1 on the small straight between Les Combes and Rivage.27th August 2014, 12:12 at 12:12 pm #272417AtticusParticipant
Despite being an Alonso fan, I think rounding Pérez in Rivage was made a lot easier by the different aero configurations of the two car. Alonso’s high downforce kit enabled a lot more cornering speed than Pérez’s medium downforce aero package, just enough for Alonso to nullify the disadvantage the outside line meant.
Now one can say ‘blah, that’s not quite easy, just look at what Magnussen did to him’, but in the context of the Magnussen-Alonso battle we have to take into account the almost unbeatable traction of the MP4/29 out of low-speed corners. It’s not the first time this helped them preserve their positions (Malaysia against Massa, Barcelona against Massa and Silverstone against Alonso comes to mind).
…So I’d also go for Rosberg on Bottas. It was unnervingly difficult: being on the debris on the inside and being on the inside alone necessitated a much tighter line into Blanchimont and it required some skill – and bravery most of all – to complete the pass by not lifting at all.27th August 2014, 12:20 at 12:20 pm #272421the_sigmanParticipant
Alonso on Perez, beautiful, quick thinking.27th August 2014, 12:43 at 12:43 pm #272425Uzair SyedParticipant
Alonso on Perez for me28th August 2014, 14:41 at 2:41 pm #272534
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