2011 Chinese Grand Prix in pictures

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A thrilling Chinese Grand Prix saw wheel-to-wheel racing throughout.

Look back on today’s race with this collection of pictures.

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Images ?? Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo, Renault/LAT, Williams/LAT, McLaren, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force India F1 Team, Sauber F1 Team, Team Lotus, Virgin Racing, Motioncompany, Pirelli

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39 comments on 2011 Chinese Grand Prix in pictures

  1. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 17th April 2011, 13:12

    Good to see Mark Webber smiling again. That drive should get his confidence back up and set him up nicely for the rest of the season.

  2. infy (@infy) said on 17th April 2011, 14:01

    Awesome pics this time. Looks like your photographer had his access bumped up?

    Still not HD wide though, so cant use them as a wallpaper :(

    Any chance of releasing them in 1920×1080 in the future?

  3. DaveF1 (@davef1) said on 17th April 2011, 15:32

    I love the picture of the two McLaren’s side by side. Its my new desktop background and I’m not even a McLaren fan!

  4. Hatebreeder (@hatebreeder) said on 17th April 2011, 18:09

    More f1 wallpapers!

  5. Nice shot of Lewis spitting the champagne out.

  6. Maciek said on 17th April 2011, 20:28

    How about Button fully cheering his team on there? Pretty good team player. People often talk about cojones in motorsports. Seems to me like it takes some serious ones to be beaten by your teammate, directly on the track and then some, yet celebrate the team’s victory without a sign of a pout. Maturity. Good on Jenson.

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 17th April 2011, 21:23

    The massive stands in Shanghai really are something to behold. That one of Hamilton with it in the background? Impressive is not the word.

  8. SuperTomcat (@supertomcat) said on 18th April 2011, 0:33

    this time Hamilton-McLaren have LUCKY, but it was clear that RED BULL could have won easily.

  9. Stubie (@stubie) said on 18th April 2011, 0:37

    OK, so, what’s with the new (F-?)duct on the Mercedes?

    It suddenly appeared on the car at this race, and I just caught it during a pitstop, and these pix confirm. It is just behind the Car # and integrated into the black graphic / logo behind that

    Any ideas anyone?

    • pemsell (@pemsell) said on 18th April 2011, 13:15

      Im not sure what you are seeing, all I can see is the Pitot tube which is used to measure air pressure/speed over the nose of the car.

      • Stubie (@stubie) said on 18th April 2011, 13:52

        @pemsell: Dead center, from the pitot tube, working backwards…

        You have:
        Pitot tube
        >> another vertical rod (anttenae?) immediately behind
        >> the Car number decal (8 or 7)
        >> the mystery slot / duct (which is almost integrated (hidden?) in
        >> the black logo/graphic
        >> then the teal blue Petronas logo
        >> then that longitudinal bulge
        >> then the windshield
        >> then cockpit…

        so the mystery slot is after the Number decal and on the leading edge of the Black Graphic. See it??

        • Fixy (@fixy) said on 18th April 2011, 14:03

          I see it but I can’t imagine what it is.

        • pemsell (@pemsell) said on 18th April 2011, 14:26

          Ah yes I see it Stubie, no idea what it could be. Have they found a loophole in the f-duct law, or is is simply cooling or measurements. Suppose it might come out in one of the tech blogs like Scarbs. Well spotted!

          • Stubie (@stubie) said on 18th April 2011, 14:35

            @pemsell & @Fixy: so I am not going insane! whew! I spotted it during a pitstop and rewound the DVR a couple times, but it took the pix to confirm.

            @pemsell: I did send @ScarbsF1 a tweet asking about it… so we’ll see if he responds.

        • Stubie (@stubie) said on 20th April 2011, 3:41

          So, I was wrong.
          That duct/slot actually appeared during the Malaysian weekend.

          But…
          You would never know…
          Why?
          Try to find a picture of the Mercedes during the Malaysian GP weekend in the gallery on this site. Hmmmm… not that many, huh? There is one pic of Schu locking the fronts during practice, but other than that… nothing, except a few race shots… and those were supplied by other teams…

          I smell a conspiracy!!

          :-)
          this is fun…
          any clues as to what that duct is about? anybody?

    • TommyC said on 19th April 2011, 0:03

      usually ducts like that are for airflow to the cockpit, a kind of air conditioning in a sense. Interesting that they have it in china though given it wasn’t really that hot so perhaps it is for something else.

  10. Mike said on 18th April 2011, 6:09

    That Schumacher/Alonso picture is one for the ages. Just perfect. A culmination of history. Perfect.

  11. silencer (@silencer) said on 18th April 2011, 6:17

    is there’s any picture of button in red bull pitbox? that would make a perfect wallpaper for me

  12. Istok said on 18th April 2011, 11:26

    Your watermarking and resizing work stolen!
    http://www.grandprix.com.hr/fotografije-s-utrke-za-vn-kine

  13. Fixy (@fixy) said on 18th April 2011, 14:04

    How is it that Liuzzi initially had the fin, then it disappeared?

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 18th April 2011, 14:08

      Hmm. I was under the impression both those pictures were from the race but clearly they’re not. Will have a look and change them accordingly.

      • dbdb (@dbdb) said on 18th April 2011, 15:19

        Hi Keith – your website is very good!
        However, I do have one suggestion… can you improve the way the site displays photos? It feels as though this aspect of the site isn’t quite right as it is quite cumbersome, compared with modern websites (eg. how’s about a jquery image gallery?)
        Are there any plans for change in this area?

  14. ajokay (@ajokay) said on 18th April 2011, 14:28

    Also good to see that the trophies look like they’re in keeping with the country or origin, and not some strange abstract piece or a sponsor logo.

  15. This gallery really is a testament to what a great race this was, I have not seen so many great shots of cars in close combat and overtaking scenes in images…..Fantastic stuff :)

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