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Chinese GP photos

The cars line up at the start behind the safety car

The Chinese Grand Prix begins as the Malaysian raced ended - behind the safety car in wet conditions

Sebastian Vettel is followed by Fernando Alonso

Pole position man Sebastian Vettel is followed by Renault's Fernando Alonso in driving rain and strong winds

Sebastian Vettel follows the safety car

Vettel stalks the safety car as the drivers endure eight laps of controlled racing in wet conditions

On board with Sebastian Vettel

Visibility is reduced for all the drivers as they deal with the spray, and though the rain continues to fall, the safety car comes in

Fans shelter from the rain

The soggy Shanghai race fans maintain their enthusiasm and are rewarded when the real racing begins on lap nine

Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello in the Shanghai rain

Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and the Brawn team have to share some of their early-season limelight with Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel celebrates with his Red Bull team

German Vettel produces a sublime drive to claim British-based Red Bull's first ever win after 74 races

An incredible sight for the Red Bull team and all of their fans as their cars occupy the best two car parking spaces in parque ferme

And it gets better for Red Bull as Mark Webber follows Vettel home to earn their cars the prized spaces in the parque ferme

Lewis Hamilton

Despite losing control of his McLaren several times in the second half of the race, world champion Lewis Hamilton finishes a creditable sixth

Felipe Massa's car is lifted off the track

Felipe Massa's car fails and Kimi Raikkonen finishes down in 10th as Ferrari endure another miserable weekend

Vettel puts in a sublime drive to seal his second Grand Prix victory and Red Bull's first win in 74 races

Vettel celebrates the second win of his career after bringing home his Toro Rosso in front at last year's Italian Grand Prix - also in the wet

Sebastian Vettel enjoys a soaking session on the podium

The 21-year-old enjoys the wet conditions on the track and also proves partial to a good champagne-soaking session on the podium

Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel celebrate with their Red Bull team

It promises to be a long night for Red Bull, whose one-two in Shanghai puts them second behind Brawn in the team standings



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