Wow, what a crazy race, as every year, the Malaysian Grand Prix was. Dry weather, rainy weather, near-monsoon weather. I think we saw it all today. The race was started, run behind the safety car, red flagged, restarted and eventually won by a driver and team hardly anyone gave a chance in hell. Fernando Alonso and his Ferrari made the best of a bad situation and crossed the start/finish first to take the win and the World Championship lead. Second place was for Sergio Perez in his Sauber. Simply an amazing feat. [40 photos total]

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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen walks in the paddock area following the second practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil signs autographs for a fan in KL. (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Perez arrives at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur for the third practice and qualifying sessions of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix . (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel gets ready for the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg drives during the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Marussia Formula One driver Pic drives during the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Caterham Formula One driver Petrov drives during the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton leans against fans during the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Kobayashi sits in his car during the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives during the qualifying session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the qualifying session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel walks in parc ferme after the qualifying session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes' Schumacher, McLaren's Hamilton and Button wave after the qualifying session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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McLaren's driver Button and his girlfriend, Jessica Michibata, walk into McLaren's motorhome after the qualifying session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Formula One grid girls pose before the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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McLaren F1 driver Hamilton of Britain arrives with girlfriend Scherzinger for the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Sepang. (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull F1 driver Vettel of Germany arrives at the paddock ahead of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Sepang. (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton leads the pack on the first corner during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit . (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton and team mate Button lead the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton and team mate Button lead the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton follows the safety car before the race is temporarily suspended due to heavy rain during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton follows the safety car before the race is temporarily suspended due to heavy rain during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton takes a corner during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Schumacher drives during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Formula One cars drive into the pit during rain during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Sepang. (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Cars line up as the race is stopped due to the rain during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Sepang. (POOL/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Button of Britain talks to colleagues as the race is stopped due to rain at the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Sepang. (POOL/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives into the pit during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Sepang. (POOL/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives behind Sauber Formula One driver Perez during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit . (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit . (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso takes the checkered flag to win the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Perez crosses the finish line in second place during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit . (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso celebrates after arriving at parc ferme following the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit . (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel walks in parc ferme following the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit . (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Perez celebrates his second position in the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix next to Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso at Sepang International Circuit . (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Perez celebrates his second position next to Ferrari's Alonso during the podium ceremony following the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur. (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari's team principal Domenicali, Sauber's driver Perez, Ferrari's driver Alonso and McLaren's driver Hamilton celebrate during the podium ceremony following the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Sauber's driver Perez, Ferrari's driver Alonso and McLaren's driver Hamilton celebrate during the podium ceremony following the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari driver Alonso, team principal Domenicali, team mate Massa and crew members celebrate Alonso's victory in the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit . (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #

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