2011 Malaysian Grand Prix in pictures

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In the end the rain stayed away and 56 laps of Sepang passed in largely dry conditions.

Check out the pictures from the Malaysian Grand Prix in this gallery.

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36 comments on “2011 Malaysian Grand Prix in pictures”

  1. Great photos as always Keith! :)

    1. the sri lankan
      10th April 2011, 22:37

      we need a few photos of petrovs Launch! that was epic!

  2. Wow, you can really see the degradation on the tyres there. Particularly in that front-on shot of Glock.

    1. If I am looking at the same as you are i’m pretty sure he’s just run over all the marbles before he enter the pits after the race.

      Beyond the picked up rubber I can’t see much sign of degradation really.

      1. Yes, I think you’ll find that’s on the cool down lap. A one-lap-old set of tyres would even look like that after the race. :)

  3. I really hope someone managed to get a shot of Petrov’s flying lesson

    1. You mean this one….


      1. Yeah that one, but a higher res would be nice. I imagine it’s unlikely anyone managed to get a shot of it as it was over so quickly though.

  4. https://www.racefans.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/vett_heid_sepa_2011.jpg

    You’d think they were brothers. Except Vettel’s teeth move when he talks unlike Nick’s which look bolted shut.

    1. I love listening to Nick talk, it’s like a stereotype of a German tourist with his extra-guttural R’s.

      1. It is, isn’t it!

  5. Try that again…

        1. haha new wallpaper :)

        2. That one is marvellous!

      1. another day another night i believe that i can fly ♫♪♫♪♫

  6. Yeah flying Petrov picture in HD would be a killer :)

    1. the sri lankan
      10th April 2011, 22:44


  7. Thank you very much for the pictures! They’re the reason how I found F1 Fanatic and they’re also at a nice resolution, still my favorite part of the site because it’s more than my money’s worth!

  8. That Trulli pitstop shot is fantastic. I love how you can see the reflection of the car above the garage.

  9. as always truly great picks. Specially the headsup of the pitstops.

    thanks keith

  10. Can someone explain to me why Renault had the “1 Malaysia” logo on their front wing mount????

    1. Because 1 Malaysia is the Malaysian government’s tourism initiative and the holding company for Tony Fernandes’ Team Lotus. The Malaysian government doesn’t care about the Lotus-Lotus feud: there’s a Malasyain connection to each, and they are sponsoring both through the 1 Malaysia group.

  11. anyone has an idea about redbulls front wing.. if u closely watch the race/qualifing it almost touches the groung which will give them extra downforce in corners.
    i serously think the FIA should have look at it..

    but then again last time they checked and Redbull passed the tests with flying colours.

    what concerns me is why cant the others do it (running the frong wing so close to the ground) at least top contenders (Ferrari,Mcleran etc) . it would make things more close.

    1. what concerns me is why cant the others do it

      Because Red Bull have been very clever in what they have achieved. The other teams just have to figure it out for themselves. Why should Red Bull spill the secrets of their success simply for the sake of the others?

    2. I have my theory on the subject – Piezo Electric Damping.

      They have been using this technology in skis for years. I’m no expert on the subject, but this is something that could be hidden withing the front wing so would not be apparent unless the whole wing was broken up into bits.

      I found a link below explaining the tech in skis below


  12. There’s a picture there of Maldonado duelling with a Sauber (though it’s impossible to tell who it is). In the background, there’s a Toro Rosso duelling with the other Sauber, and it looks like they’ve come together. Could this be the incident that took Perez out?

    1. Yellow camera mount on the Sauber; it’s Maldonado vs Perez.

      1. I didn’t think of that. There’s also a yelllow on the Toro Rosso, so that means it’s Alguersuari and Kobayashi. Which is odd; we didn’t see that in the broadcast (and since Maldonado is running, it’s obviously early in the race – too early for it to be the incident that took Perez out). I wonder if Kobayashi didn’t take some damage that hamstrung him on the straights. Schumacher was all over him on the long straights, but Kobayashi kept taking the Old Master in the corners.

        1. I’m not too sure there is contact between Alguersuari and Kobayashi, but it’s very difficult to see. Maybe Kobayashi just ran a bit wide there.

  13. Liuzzi doesn’t drive a Lotus! ;)

  14. Oh my that podium pic of Vettel with the finger makes me want to punch him.

  15. The renault / lotus front wing seemed to be touching the ground too duuring the race!

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