Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

The old fish market converted into the pits, joined by a Prada store, big boats and race cars: this is how you spot a revitalized waterfront district.

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Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

Adrian Sutil gave his pre-race interview in those glasses. He was creepy in a very funny way.

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Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

This is a race that looks great on TV. Port cranes and racing cars? All right! Sadly, the track, while an interesting technical challenge, does not make for good racing.

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Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

No harborside motor race shall be complete without ladies of various hair color.

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Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

The crowd cheers on local hero Fernando Alonso, who finished a strong second. He’s never won here, and this was his first podium.

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Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

Lewis Hamilton pulls a Mr. T with an air gun.

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Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

A happy beach trophy for Mr. Vettel, who’s made it six out of eight races, with two second places. That, of course, is a new record for a season’s start.

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Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

When you’re winning like Red Bull is winning, a new guy from the team can go up on the podium after each victory.

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Pictures from the 2011 European Grand PrixS

With a drive from 18th to 8th and into the points in front of his home crowd, this is a very happy Jaime Alguersuari. If points were otherwise awarded for every press photo taken of his very blue eyes, Sebastian Vettel would be in massive trouble.

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