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Daniel Ricciardo produces "overtake of the year" and celebrates in brilliant fashion

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Daniel Ricciardo lit up the Formula One world this weekend with a truly spectacular overtake, which many are already calling the overtake of the year.

The Aussie passed Valtteri Bottas in the closing stages of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, in a move which pushed the Red Bull man into fifth position.

Sky Sports commentator Martin Brundle labelled it as the "overtake of the year", although Nico Rosberg grabbed the majority of the headlines with a comfortable victory, capitalising on an early mistake from rival Lewis Hamilton.


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However, it's Ricciardo's out of this world overtake that will be remembered.

When talking about the overtake, Brundle said: "[It was the] overtake of the year for me, that was from a long way back. Top drawer."

Ricciardo followed up his brilliant piece of a driving with an equally brilliant, yet cheeky, celebratory gesture.

Utilising the 'shakas' gesture, which is synonymous with the surfing culture, the Aussie passed his driving rival on a very tight corner, and to Bottas' credit, he allowed Ricciardo to pass quite respectfully, casing no unnecessary drama in the process.

You can see the superb overtake and cheeky gesture in the video below.

The overtake demonstrated what a talented driver Ricciardo truly is, and hopefully he can use that as a springboard to really propel himself into the higher rankings of F1.

Someone who can pull off a manoeuvre of that stature clearly has a great deal to offer, and it certainly makes for an exciting watch.

Talking about his overtake after the race, the Red Bull driver said: "I was pretty jacked up after the move, I was a long way back.

"I could see he saw in the mirrors I was there, Valtteri is not known to be a dirty racer and I knew he wouldn't turn in on me. It was good fun."

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