VIDEO: Ricciardo overtake nominated for FIA award

Saturday, 17 november 2018, 08:34 , by Matthew Scott

Daniel Ricciardo's eye-of-the-needle overtake on Valtteri Bottas at the Chinese Grand Prix has been shortlisted for the FIA's 'Action of the Year' award. Ricciardo's pass on the Mercedes was the highlight of his victory in Shanghai as Red Bull's superior strategy helped him to a thrilling win.

The Australian carved his way through the field from fifth, overtaking Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel and finally Bottas for victory.

Red Bull's decision to double stack Max Verstappen and Ricciardo in the pits under safety car conditions paid off for the latter, allowing him to display his full array of overtaking skills.

Ten more moments have been shortlisted for the award, including Mick Schumacher's maiden European Formula 3 at Spa Francorchamps and a memorable battle between teammates Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer in Formula E's Santiago de Chile e-Prix.

You can check out the full list - and watch all 10 moments - by clicking here.

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Comments (9)

  • Greg Tanner
    Much respect for Botha’s for not turning in and WOW just WOW at that move my fave driver and someone who brightens up F1 with his big smilehope he has plenty to smile about at Renault next year
  • Allyn Lane
    Max could really learn alot from watching Dan.. love Dan I hope he beats max when he goes to his new team
  • Kristian Finn
    Troy Brudenell Adrian Finn Ben James Dean Wilson #lickthestampandsendit
  • Stuart Jones
    He’s had a lot of practice in the second half of the year?
  • John Gaskell
    Sometimes you just gotta lick it and send it
  • Henk Poolen
    Great move Ricciardo
  • Andy Yerk
    I was just Bottas. He is kind of a punching bag.
  • Travis Donoghoe
    Tom Swinton

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