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In Pictures: Scenes from F1 race in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton won the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; a punctured tire forced rival Sebastian Vettel to retired on the first lap

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McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates by drinking rose water on the podium after winning the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

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Lewis Hamilton of Britain reacts after winning the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

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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.

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McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton drives at the Yas Marina circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives in the pit during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011.

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Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011.

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Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher at the Yas Marina circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany punctures a tire during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011.

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Red Bull Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives with a punctured tire 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.

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Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber drives at the Yas Marina circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

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Mechanics work on the car of Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber in the pits at the Yas Marina circuit on November 11, 2011 in Abu Dhabi during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

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Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011.

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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.

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Lewis Hamilton (L) leads at the Yas Marina circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain prepares to drive during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain talks with former soccer Brazilian star Ronaldo ahead of the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov.13, 2011.

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Spain's King Juan Carlos arrives for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 13, 2011.

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The Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix was held at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Musician Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell walk in the paddock following qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 12, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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