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Here is the FIA’s nomination for F1’s ‘action of the year’

Despite a dominant Red Bull season, one moment stands out among the rest.

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After a once-in-a-lifetime season in 2021, 2022 could be mistaken for being a little less action-packed. But there was one moment that stands out among the rest. 

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As part of their annual prize-giving ceremony, the FIA has compiled a list of moments from each of their affiliated racing series.

Ahead of the event, fans will be able to pick their favorite using this link and could also be in with a chance of winning paddock access pickets for a Grand Prix in 2023.

The combination of Max Verstappen’s alien-like consistency and Red Bull’s dominant RB18 have ensured that most racing action has taken place further back in the back – but that wasn’t the case at the British Grand Prix.

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After suffering mechanical failures early on, Verstappen’s Red Bull lacked pace, excluding him from any wheel-to-wheel action at the front of the grid and setting the stage for one of the greatest podium battles we’ve seen in recent years.

A late safety car restart caused by Valtteri Bottas’ Alfa Romeo meant six cars were left battling for podium positions in the race’s final stages. Whilst Carlos Sainz’ Ferrari disappeared into the distance, Charles Leclerc was left to defend second from Sergio Perez’ Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.

Leclerc and Perez went wheel-to-wheel entering the final chicane, with Perez cutting a corner and forcing Leclerc wide as they rounded the final corner. This allowed Hamilton to deliver a daring double overtake, with a Crofty classic and roaring British fans delivering the perfect soundtrack to the action.

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Make sure to check out the rest of the nominations using the link below and tell us some of your other favourite moments in the comments below.

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