Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Named after one of Lewis Hamilton’s role models, this is one of the best circuits on the calendar.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has little room for error, as demonstrated by Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, on his way to qualifying third.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Over half of the race’s 4+ hours were this film noir scene courtesy of a red flag in lap 25 because of the torrential rain.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

You know it’s a wet race when dedicated track cleaning vehicles emerge.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Mark Webber’s pirouette in the opening laps, caused by the man in the Senna helmet, Lewis Hamilton. Webber would finish third. Hamilton would crash into a wall and retire.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

The start after a safety car: Vettel leads from the two Ferraris, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, and, in the distance, the man who would beat him to the checkered flag in the last lap: Jenson Button.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Visibility was just fine.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

The aftermath of the contact between Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. Hamilton would retire after a few corners on three wheels.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Only a hard-charging Mark Webber robbed Michael Schumacher of his first post-retirement podium. One of the sport’s undisputed rain masters, Schumacher was clearly in his element in submerged Montréal.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Jenson Button, the man of the many rain-soaked hours, on his way to a sensational victory.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Button’s first win since the 2010 Chinese Grand Prix.

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Pictures from the 2011 Canadian Grand PrixS

Sebastian Vettel may look mopey, but there’s little reason for him to do so in the long run: he leads the championship by over two races’ worth of points.

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