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In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011

  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel got the defence of his driver's championship to the best possible start by winning the opening race of the season in Australia. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain won his first of three races this year at the Canadian Grand Prix, where he overtook Vettel on the very last lap to make it one of the most memorable races in wet weather conditions. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • Ferrari driver, Fernando Alonso of Spain won his only race of the year by finishing on top in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • Sebastian Vettel lifted the driver's championship title for the second year in a row by finishing third in the Japanese Grand Prix, even though Jenson Button went on to win the race while Alonso finished second. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • Vettel won his 11th race of the season by leading from start to finish at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • In spite of being in the news for all the wrong reasons on the F1 track, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton rounded off the year with three race wins to his name, the last of which came at Abu Dhabi in the penultimate fixture of the season. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • After being in the shadow of Red Bull teammate Vettel, Australia's Mark Webber finally won a race in 2011 which came at the season-ender in Brazil.
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011
  • In pics: The landmark F1 races of 2011