Formula 1 2011: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Did you see it? Someone other than Sebastian Vettel won a Grand Prix. In fact, Vettel did not even score points or get to the finish. his race was over after two corners due to a puncture and some broken parts as a result of that puncture. After the 55 laps McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who had been quick all weekend and was only beaten to poll position in the dying seconds by Vettel, crossed the line in Abu Dhabi as winner. [48 photos total]

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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Staff of the Mercedes Formula One team take a lunch break ahead of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Red Bull technicans mark tires and take notes in the pit-lane ahead of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 10, 2011. (REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammad) #
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Ferrari Formula One drivers Felipe Massa of Brazil and his teammate Fernando Alonso of Spain(R) walk ahead of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh) #
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Force India Formula One driver Paul di Resta of Britain attends a news conference the day before the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen of Finland attends a news conference one day before the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Virgin Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain puts on his head gear to start the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Force India Formula One driver Paul di Resta of Britain drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammad) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Pit crew members for the Red Bull Formula One team bring in the car belonging to Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany after he crashed during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammad) #
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Pit crew members for the Ferrari Formula One team bring in the car of Fernando Alonso of Spain after he crashed during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammad) #
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A pit crew member for the Ferrari Formula One team checks a tyre after Fernando Alonso of Spain crashed during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammad) #
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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Racegoers are seen during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammad) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia drives during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia speaks to a crew member from the Red Bull team during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Virgin Formula One driver Jerome d'Ambrosio of Belgium drives during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany looks on in his car during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives during the qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia drives during the qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Pit crew members for the Red Bull Formula One team are seen in the pit during the qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives during the qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (L) of Britain and teammate and compatriot Jenson Button (R) pose for photographers with Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany after securing the top three positions during the qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed) #
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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. Vettel suffered his first retirement of the season on Sunday after his Red Bull spun off at the second corner of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed) #
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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives ahead of McLaren Formula One drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton of Britain during the formation lap of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. Vettel suffered his first retirement of the season on Sunday after his Red Bull spun off at the second corner of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh) #
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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany punctures a tyre during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. Vettel suffered his first retirement of the season on Sunday after his Red Bull spun off at the second corner of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives with a punctured tyre during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. Vettel suffered his first retirement of the season on Sunday after his Red Bull spun off at the second corner of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads the race during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany punctures a tyre during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. Vettel suffered his first retirement of the season on Sunday after his Red Bull spun off at the second corner of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (front) leads during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. Hamilton won the floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday after Red Bull's double Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel suffered his first race retirement in more than a year over a puncture. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain (L) drives ahead of McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain crosses the finish line under the chequered flag to win the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates after placing second in the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain poses with the trophy during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday after Red Bull's double Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel suffered his first race retirement in more than a year. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #

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