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PICTORIAL REVIEW: Chinese Grand Prix

17 April 2013

With so many great pictures appearing on Crash.net over an F1 weekend it can be hard to keep track. So, here we bring you ten pictures that sum up the 2013 F1 Chinese Grand Prix, where Fernando Alonso took his first win of the year…

Enjoy...


The race gets underway with Lewis Hamilton on pole for the first time for Mercedes. He keeps the lead but Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa both jump a slow-starting Kimi Raikkonen…
Mark Webber meanwhile starts from the pits having been sent to the back of the grid after he was unable to provide a fuel sample after his issues in qualifying. He pits after a lap for a set of hard tyres having started on the softs...
Hamilton's lead lasts until lap five, with Alonso getting ahead into the lead for Ferrari...
Further down the field, Esteban Gutierrez gets it all wrong going into the hairpin and clatters into the rear of Adrian Sutil's Force India – leading to the first two retirements from the race…
As the pit stops cycle through, Nico Hulkenberg holds the lead for Sauber ahead of Sebastian Vettel, with the pair having adopted a different strategy and started on the harder tyre…
Kimi Raikkonen finds himself chasing down Sergio Perez's McLaren – he gets ahead but only after contact damages the nose of his car...
Having already collided with Jean-Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso, a wretched weekend for Webber ends with him retiring after losing his right rear wheel…
As the race goes on, Alonso storms back to the front and chases down Vettel before retaking the lead – a lead he'll then hold to the finish...
Raikkonen crosses the line second despite his damaged nose while Hamilton is able to hold off Vettel for third in a drag to the line...
The big celebrations come in the Ferrari garage however, with Alonso becoming the third winner in three races this season...


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