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F1 Pictures: How the 2013 title was won - Part.1

24 December 2013

Here are a selection of memorable moments captured on camera during the 2013 F1 season looking back at how Sebastian Vettel won the title for a fourth time.

Part one features the first ten rounds of the year, in chronological order, with the second half of the season after the summer break to follow…

Enjoy…

Australian GP: The season starts in Melbourne with defending champion Sebastian Vettel on pole for Red Bull Racing
Australian GP: Vettel is unable to convert pole into victory however, with Kimi Raikkonen taking the first win of the year for Lotus
Malaysian GP: In poor weather conditions at Sepang, Fernando Alonso is an early retirement as a broken front wing sees him go off at turn one
Malaysian GP: Controversy comes later on in the race when Vettel ignores team orders and passes Mark Webber for the lead
Malaysian GP: The relationship between the Red Bull pair is clearly strained afterwards as a result
Chinese GP: Bouncing back from his Malaysian disappointment, Alonso opens his account for the season with victory in China
Bahrain GP: DRS issues blight Alonso's challenge in Bahrain and prevent him from fighting for victory
Bahrain GP: Vettel is able to take his second win of the year ahead of Lotus pair Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean
Spanish GP: An all-Mercedes front row leads off at the start at Catalunya, but come the end of the race, it is Alonso who secures his second win of 2013
Monaco GP: Action aplenty on the streets of Monaco sees Bernd Maylander spend plenty of time heading the pack in the Mercedes Safety Car
Monaco GP: Through all the chaos, it is Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg who wins the race, 30 years after his father Keke also took top honours in the principality
Canadian GP: Vettel wins in Montreal to go 36 points clear in the standings, but his victory is overshadowed by the death of marshal Mark Robinson, who is hit by a crane while helping with the recovery of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber
British GP: Severe tyre issues see Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Jean-Eric Vergne all suffer punctures, leading the race going behind the Safety Car so marshals can clean the circuit
British GP: Vettel looks set to win again only for a gearbox failure to force him into retirement
British GP: It leaves Rosberg to win for Mercedes, although it is the tyre issues that will dominate the post-race headlines
German GP: Tyre issues of a different sort in Germany see a camera man injured when he is hit by a wheel that has come away from Mark Webber's Red Bull
German GP: Vettel wins again in a race remembered for Jules Bianchi's driverless Marussia going for a little jaunt of its own mid-race
Hungarian GP: The summer break comes around with Lewis Hamilton celebrating his first victory for Mercedes in Budapest


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