Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Mark Webber, the man who drove from 18th to third.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

German squids in China Paul the Octopus loves Sebastian Vettel, naturally (thanks, Se7en_speed, for the cephalopod update).

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

At Ferrari, the team never fails to include shadows of yourself. This is Fernando Alonso with his doppelgänger.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton sitting pretty in his rad new scarlet uniform.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

When McLaren drivers conspire behind your back, be very afraid.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Even in spite of the tender loving care on display, this tire has the life expectancy of a mayfly.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Grid girls uniforms in Malaysia were better designed.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

The second corner after the start. Sebastian Vettel, his pole long gone, is in a fight with Nico Rosberg for third. He finished second, Rosberg fifth.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, stung by hubris in Shanghai.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

The mad scramble in the pits to fix Hamilton’s car before the race. Two hours later, this mess of gasoline-soaked composite was a Grand Prix winner, courtesy of Lewis Hamilton.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

In his dirt-streaked McLaren, Lewis Hamilton claims his first victory since the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

No unhappy Seb Vettel can keep Lewis Hamilton from enjoying his moment.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Congratulations to Jaime Alguersuari’s pit crew. On the lap after the botched wheel change you can see above, the Toro Rosso driver became the race’s sole retirement.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Waiting for Webber.

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Photos from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Another photo from the start, before Hamilton outdragged Vettel into the first corner.

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