• Dec 11th 2006 at 2:05PM
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Overtaking is the best part of F1. When you see a great overtaking maneuver while watching a grand prix live, it stays with you. When there's not enough overtaking, fans and pundits call for rule changes. Overtaking wins races and shames champions. It's the sweetest plum, the cherry atop the race sunday.

Some passing maneuvers are so great that they stay inscribed in the annals of F1 history and in the minds of F1 fans even decades later. This video compiles the best of them, the top overtaking moves in the history of televised motorsports, set to a rather fittingly dramatic and aptly penned musical score.

Enjoy these passing moments.

[Directed by nickbrennan2004 for TBK]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, that soundtrack is just gay. Great footage though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not to sound like I'm bashing F1 in any way (I'm not), but is there really so little passing that individual moves are remembered for decades afterward?
      • 8 Years Ago
      exactly what Cactus Jack said. The speeds aren't as high, but motorcycle roadracing at the MGP / WSB level is simply far better racing than the all-too-often speedy parade that F1 ends up being.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow a lot more on Schumacher than by Schumacher
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mansell was the most boring man alive to listen to but put a steering wheel in his hand and the man became a fighter
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gilles Villeneuve driving on three wheels is crazy. They were crazier in those days...and didn't live as long!:(
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gilles Villeneuve is the best period.
      No one has the sheer determination to win like he did. It didn't matter if the car was competitive or not, he still kept at it even in three wheels.


      His excuse:"I never thought I lost the wheel. Couldn´t see it"

      Classic line:"Put a fuckin' wheel on there! Let me go out again!"

      His defense driving was incredible. Fearless and Determination to win. Also, he never put any body on harms way, he was fair and all his competitors acknowledge that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Several moves stand out for me:
      Montoya overtaking Schumi at Spa at the Bus Stop chicane; Montoya overtaking Schumi at the Nurburgring; Montoya overtaking Raikkonen at Hockenheim; Alonso overtaking Schumacher in the 130R at Suzuka; Hakkinen overtaking Schumi at Spa in the wet and making bologna out of Ricardo Zonta; Mansell overtaking Alesi at Melbourne...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ugh, the music. What is that Evanescence? Simply awful.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Villeneuve v Arnoux is a standout.

      I'll never forget that Schumacher v Mika pass in Mona, though. It was like some type of slow-motion sucker-punch. I still can't believe it even when I watch it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thank God for a mute button.

      Sweet moves!

      The Villeneuve vs. Arnoux video, however, is just pure insanity. I haven't seen that before (it's a little before "my time"). Thanks for posting that!
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