Pictures from the 2011 Australian Grand Prix

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New Pirelli tires waiting to be shredded (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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What Sebastian Vettel looks like when viewed by humans, including everyone else on the Formula One grid (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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Kamui Kobayashi and awesome rookie Sergio Pérez of Sauber (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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That’s three-time Formula One world champion Black Jack Brabham in black, hanging out with fellow Ozzie racers Tony Gaze and Red Bull’s Mark Webber (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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Race day was also 13-time-GP-winner-turned-BBC-pundit David Coulthard’s 40th birthday. Happy birthday, DC! (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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The 2011 grid (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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New to life on the podium is Vitaly Petrov, after a masterful drive for third. That’s right, he’s got a vodka ad on his overalls (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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Fernando Alonso in his usual sunny mood (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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Where Lewis Hamilton finally caught up with Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull: in parc fermé, after the race (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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Felipe Massa, hunted by Jenson Button, hunted by Fernando Alonso. It soon turned messy. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Drivers see none of this (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Seconds later, David Coulthard returned the gesture. Sebastian Vettel then buried his cake-clad face in Coulthard’s right supraclavicular fossa. It was supremely brotastic. (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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