After a very strategic race Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso won the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix. The Pirelli tires played a big part in this race, the soft compound was burnt up after 5-6 laps and the harder compound tires lasted well into the 20 or so laps range. This made it difficult to judge who was going to finish on top at the end of the race. Let’s hope they less of a part in the upcoming races. [55 photos total]

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany signs his autograph at the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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A fan holds an image bearing the superimposed faces of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany and Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen of Finland on a couple posing for a wedding photo at the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Perez wears his balaclava during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One crew members wait in the garage during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Gutierrez drives out onto the gravel at the second corner during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Crew members push the car of McLaren Formula One driver Button outside the garage during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One crew members work in the team garage during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives out of the pit during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Perez steps out of his car after crashing into the wall at the pit-lane entrance during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (PETAR KUJUNDZIC/REUTERS) #
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A crew member washes a tyre from the car of McLaren Formula One driver Perez after the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Sutil drives during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (PETAR KUJUNDZIC/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One crew members scrub off tyre marks from the garage floor during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Crew members push the car of Marussia Formula One driver Chilton after it stalled on the track during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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A race marshall sleeps as Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives past him during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Crew members attend to Ferrari Formula One driver Massa during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives out of the pit lane during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Button drives during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Crew members attend to Ferrari Formula One driver Massa during the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives during the third practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel adjusts his balaclava during the third practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the qualifying session for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia waits for a recovery truck after his car after running out of fuel during the second quarter of the qualifying session for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the qualifying session for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the qualifying session for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (PETAR KUJUNDZIC/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen drives in the pit lane during the qualifying session for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Mechanics attend to Ferrari Formula One driver Massa and teammate Alonso in the pit lane during the qualifying session for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton, flanked by Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen and Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso pose after the qualifying session for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber waits for a recovery vehicle during the qualifying session for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel waves as he walks beside Ferrari Formula One driver Massa before the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton leads on the first lap of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton leads Ferrari Formula One drivers Alonso and Massa on first lap during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso leads his teammate Massa during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (PETAR KUJUNDZIC/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel performs his last pit stop during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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A team member of McLaren Formula One driver Button yawns during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber loses his rear wheel as he drives during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver di Resta locks up as he drives during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Perez and Force India Formula One driver Sutil drive into each other during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Gutierrez's car is recovered from the track during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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A marshall stands near the rear-right wheel from Red Bull Formula One driver Webber's car during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives ahead of teammate Felipe Massa of Brazil during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (PETAR KUJUNDZIC/REUTERS) #
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A Ferrari team member shows the pit board to Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Williams Formula One driver Maldonaldo drives during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Team members attend to Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen as he performs a pit stop during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Crew members wait for Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso in the pit lane during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso races alongside Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives out of the pit lane after performing his last pit stop during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Teammates celebrate as Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives past them to win at the end of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso takes the chequered flag to win the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso sprays champagne at third-placed Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton on the winners' podium during the victory ceremony after the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso, flanked by Lotus Formula One driver Raikkonen and Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton, celebrates on the winners' podium during the victory ceremony after the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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The Ferrari Formula One team celebrates with drivers Alonso, Massa and Massa's son Felipinho in front of their garage after the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #

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