Pictures from the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso in one of his happy moods.

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Dry ice is pumped into Jenson Button’s cockpit before to race to help him cope with the equatorial heat and humidity.

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A rare glimpse of the inside of the Red Bull RB7’s bodywork shows gold foil used as a heat deflector—just like in the McLaren F1.

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The first corner shows Sebastian Vettel in a lead he would not relinquish, followed by the twin Renaults of Heidfeld and Petrov creeping up on the outside line.

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A Formula One grid girl not dressed in skanky clothes? Only in Malaysia!

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The Red Bull pit wall during qualifying on Saturday. Vettel would take pole with Mark Webber taking third.

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Sebastian Vettel after winning the race.

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A close-up of the exhaust-boosted diffuser on the McLaren.

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The Red Bull pit wall during qualifying. Second from left is technical director Adrian Newey, third from left is team principal Christian Horner.

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Michael Schumacher in yet another unhappy race.

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Look who’s smiling—and who’s not.

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Seb Vettel having a killer time.

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