Watch: Sebastian Vettel stuns with phenomenal overtake at COTA

Sebastian Vettel made an amazing final lap overtake on Kevin Magnussen at the US Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel will go down in history as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time.

The German, who is retiring at the end of this year, won four world titles with Red Bull before spells with Ferrari and Aston Martin, and he reminded us all of how he has been so successful, overtaking Kevin Magnussen on the 56th and final lap of the United States Grand Prix this weekend.

The German was on fresher tyres than the Dane and used his advantage in grip, combined with his superb race craft to make a move in sector three, finally getting past going into Turn 19.

The move put the German up into P8, later to be promoted to P7 following a penalty to Fernando Alonso, while Magnussen was forced to take a point less from the race weekend as a result of the overtake.

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Pundits and fans have been left speechless by the audacious move, with it being something you would have expected to have seen back in Vettel’s Red Bull days, not now in an Aston Martin, which with all due respect does not have capabilities of his title winning cars.

Former F1 driver Jenson Button has hailed the overtake as one of the best, with the driver turned pundit having to scratch his eyes to believe what he was seeing.

“That last move Seb did on Kevin was one of the best moves I have seen, not just in this race, but that I have ever seen,” he told Sky Sports F1 after the race.

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Whilst an overtake from P9 to P8 might not sound exciting to some, Aston Martin sit only one point behind Alfa Romeo in the constructors’ championship, with only three races remaining, meaning this extra point gained on the final lap could be worth millions, should it make the difference at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old has been urged to reconsider his retirement, with many believing that it is not yet time for the pantomime villain turned fan favourite to call it a day.

However, with a reserve driver role being ruled out by Vettel, it seems inevitable that Abu Dhabi will sadly be the last time we see the German racing in Formula 1.