Daniel Ricciardo has won F1 Fanatic’s polls for best driver and best overtaking move of 2014.
Ricciardo, who scored his breakthrough victory this season and took two more wins by the end of the year, took 43.1% of the votes in the Driver of the Year poll.
World champion Lewis Hamilton took the second highest number of votes, following by Fernando Alonso.
Ricciardo had four separate nominations in the poll for Pass of the Year, and came on top for his overtaking move on team mate Sebastian Vettel in the Italian grand Prix:
It was the second year in a row the poll was won by a Red Bull driver for a pass on his team mate. Last year Vettel won for a pass on Mark Webber.
Another pass on Vettel took the second-highest number of votes this year – Alonso’s move on the Red Bull driver at Copse during the British Grand Prix.
Recent Driver of the Year poll winners
Recent Pass of the Year poll winners
2014: Daniel Ricciardo for passing Sebastian Vettel in the Italian GP
2013: Sebastian Vettel for passing Mark Webber in the Malaysian GP
2012: Kimi Raikkonen for passing Michael Schumacher in the Belgian GP
2011: Mark Webber for passing Fernando Alonso in the Belgian GP
2010: Robert Kubica for passing Jenson Button in the European GP
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