Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso present some serious Eau Rouge porn. Alonso briefly overtook Webber out of the pits, who counterattacked immediately, and slipped past the Ferrari at the bottom of Eau Rouge with an RCH to spare.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

Guess who’s back in a black-and-gold car with a Brazilian helmet? It’s Bruno Senna, who finally got Nick Heidfeld’s seat at Renault, which he promptly qualified 7th. His race was not that good, but still, it’s great to see him back.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

Mark Webber and I share a birthday. He got an Oz cake, I got macarons like these.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

Michael Schumacher was joined by Bernie Ecclestone to celebrate Schumacher’s 20th anniversary in Formula One.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

Some Belgian Grand Prix history: This exhibit is from the slightly chaotic 1998 race, and shows the slightly damaged cars of Eddie Irvine (Ferrari) and David Coulthard (McLaren) after a maelström of a start. Coulthard was back after the race was restarted, and he promptly knocked the other Ferrari of Michael Schumacher out of the race, after which Schumacher came very, very close to knocking him all the way to the rear wall of the McLaren garage.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

Sebastian Vettel in the Ardennes forest, on his way to win number 17.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

The aftermath of Lewis Hamilton’s sad and silly crash.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

A great photo from the early laps, after Vettel had repassed Nico Rosberg for the lead.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

Lewis Hamilton vs. Kamui Kobayashi.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

Sebastian Vettel explores a second career in basketball.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

You rarely see these two so cordial with each other. Then again, Vettel is almost certainly world champion now, and Webber has just signed a new contract with Red Bull for 2012, giving him one more chance for the title.

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Pictures from the 2011 Belgian Grand PrixS

It’s hard to see how anyone could’ve had a better time at the race than safety car driver Bernd Mayländer. You’re paid to drive an SLS AMG around Spa at full throttle on a slightly wet track? Hmmm, okay.

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