2011 Australian Grand Prix in pictures

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Pictures from the 2011 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne.

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Keith Collantine
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33 comments on “2011 Australian Grand Prix in pictures”

  1. Does Pastor Maldonado not look a wee bit on the tubby side to you guys?

    1. Yes! Shades of Montoya!

      1. So maybe it isn’t coincidence that the Venezuelan flags looks so similar to Columbia’s.

    2. He looks pregnant.

    3. Does he remind anyone else of Froilan Gonzalez? ;)

  2. thanks for all the mclaren pictures… great!

  3. That last picture of Vettel on the podium is awesome :D

  4. reagrding hamilton’s damaged floor, it was reported on the McLaren website that Lewis had something stuck in his front wing a few laps earlier. Could it be that this fell off the front wing and went back and broke the strut holding up the tray?

    1. correct me if im wrong but I don’t think the McLaren has ever had a strut holding up the tray..

      1. they all have something something attached to the front holding it up. it was mentioned in the commentary (which btw, i thought was excellent!)

      2. You are not wrong nemo.

        Coulthard did well to quickly spot the broken floor in BBC commentary, but did less well in not knowing that McLaren haven’t had a strut on the tray since the middle of last season.

        1. Look like that could change for Malaysia haha
          Unless it’s a ‘flexi-floor’ hahaha

          1. Yes, they don’t have it since changes were made to the rule regarding floor flex tests.

  5. Thanks for the pictures Keith!

  6. Oh dear, Karthikayen isn’t even looking at the camera….!

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single driver’s lineup photo like that without at least one of them looking at something other than the camera.

  7. Come on guys, as always there are no pics of McLaren. What the hell’s wrong with you all? Does it burn? Does it hurt?

    1. Umm probably because they weren’t put up at the time of posting…. ***rolls eyes and shakes head in disbelief smiley***

  8. The phallic connotations of the champagne ceremony never occurred to me until I saw that picture of Vettel.

  9. I like the lone Rubens with the tyre marks from a spin on the asphalt. Nice feeling.

    1. Yeah, that’s my favorite shot in terms of composition. Very interesting and something you don’t really see anywhere else on the calendar.

  10. It was his home race and there isn’t one decent shot of Webber???????

  11. Keith,

    any more information on the tech failures on both of the Williams?

    I heard they were gearbox/driveshaft failures. If so they will be worried….


  12. Look like that could change for Malaysia haha
    Unless it’s a ‘flexi-floor’ haha

  13. Man, the 2011 field looks soooooo bland!! Colour wise that is.
    It really lacks the yellow Renault wasps from last year.

  14. has anyone seen pictures of the damage on heidfelds car. looked quite bad

    1. the-muffin-man
      28th March 2011, 17:16

      There’s a picture in this article – certainly explains why he had no pace…


      1. how did the tv director manage to miss such a big incident? A lot of the right hand sidepod is missing

  15. potsdam curray
    28th March 2011, 14:52

    I think Renault & Sauber could cause alot of upsets. Given that Sauber can fix their specification problem with the rear wing.

    Which brings me to ask, ” How did Mclaren get away with being within specification if the floor tray is missing bits and pieces ? “

    1. very good point. unless there is a rule if soemthing is affected by damage maybe?

      1. What DC said on the BBC coverage about Schumacher failing with “it got damaged due to going over cerbs” forgot to take into account that the stewards rejected that argument mainly because they disagreed the wear they saw was too even to be explained that way instead of by a too low ride height. I would think that in this case, even if part of the plank was too thin, there were clear signs of it having been damaged.

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