The second race of the 2013 Formula One season was another exciting affair. Rain, heat and sunshine were all invited to the party and especially the rain played it’s part in shaping the start of the race with Alonso driving into the back of Vettel’s Red Bull. It meant the Ferrari driver had to retire from the race.
Loads of tire changes and overtaking later Vettel was still leading but his team mate Webber was right behind him and the faster driver on the day. Red Bull, however, would not allow Mark to overtake Sebastian and a similar scenario was being played out between Hamilton in third and Rosberg in fourth. It meant a rather subdued podium and some much needed making up before the next race. [60 photos total]

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McLaren F1 crew work on Jenson Button's car at the Sepang International Circuit, ahead of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari F1 driver Alonso and team manager Rivola ride their bicycles around the Sepang International Circuit, ahead of the Malaysia F1 Grand Prix (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Force India F1 driver di Resta of Britain speaks to his crew member as they walk the track in Sepang (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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The helmet of Lotus F1 driver Raikkonen is seen on a desk at the paddock area at Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Sauber F1 driver Gutierrez of Mexico is sheltered from the rain by a team member as they walk in the paddock of Sepang International Circuit (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Marussia F1 driver Max Chilton of Britain rides his bicycle at the Sepang International Circuit (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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McLaren F1 driver Jenson Button of Britain runs on the Sepang International Circuit (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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The sun sets behind the pit building at the Sepang International Circuit, ahead of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland drives during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (SAMSUL SAID/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico drives during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Toro Rosso Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia looks at a screen during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany looks on in the garage during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives in the pitlane during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland drives out of the garage during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives out of the garage during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel smiles as he speaks to Dr. Marko during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Adrian Sutil of Germany drives during the second practice 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 Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the second 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 Sergio Perez of Mexico drives in the rain during the second practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives in the rain during the second practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland drives during the second practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Caterham Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde of the Netherlands drives during the second practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton walks with girlfriend Scherzinger in the paddock before the start of the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Toro Rosso Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia 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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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain 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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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain waits before the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives into the pitlane during the qualifying session for the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany negotiates the bend 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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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates taking pole position after the qualifying session for the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel, flanked by Ferrari Formula One drivers Massa and Alonso, pose after the qualifying session for the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads at the start of the race during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain during the first lap of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads during the first lap of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads the race as the front wing of Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso breaks during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso loses control of his car after breaking his front wing during the first lap of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives on the gravel after losing his front wing during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the race during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany drives during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil leaves after performing a pit stop during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives with his damaged front wing in the first lap of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland drives during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain performs a pit stop during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One crew members watch the race from a television during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives out of a pit stop during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Formula One cars leave the pit lane during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (POOL/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Crew members push the car of McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain at a pit stop during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany performs a pit stop during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia leads team mate Sebastian Vettel of Germany during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads team mate Mark Webber of Australia during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany takes the chequered flag to win the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany takes the chequered flag to win the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany gestures to a camera after winning the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton and team mate Rosberg congratulate each other after their 3rd and 4th respective positions during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia sprays champagne at Red Bull Formula One technical chief Adrian Newey after the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Third-placed Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gives the thumbs up as he celebrates on the podium after the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel, teammmate Webber and Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton celebrate after the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #

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