Max Verstappen’s instinctive last-lap pass on Kimi Räikkönen’s Ferrari in the US Grand Prix last Sunday was a standout moment in a stellar drive from a long way down the qualifying order.

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In terms of audacity and inspiration, it was right up there with Alex Zanardi’s famous Indycar overtake on Bryan Herta in the gravel at the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca or Nigel Mansell’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pass on Ayrton Senna in the Hungarian Grand Prix in 1989.