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Sights and scenes in Istanbul

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Check out our
gallery of the best images from the fourth round of the 2011 Formula One season
in Istanbul, featuring:

-a plea on behalf of the Turkish GP

-topless fans

-a marriage proposal

-(non)alcoholic celebrations

-and more...

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Opening practice sees a late spring shower, here causing Michael Schumacher to spin out.

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World champion Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull RB7 is a casualty of the conditions, causing him to miss the whole of second practice.

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Lewis Hamilton cleverly waits until the last moments for a spin in the McLaren - and makes it about a hundred yards.

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This fan takes her love of Ferrari to a whole new level. We cannot confirm that Fernando said no...

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... but he did say: "I have so many girls to choose from! I love being a racing driver!"

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Pirelli technical bods work to ensure their tyres prove the doomsayers wrong.

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The cars line up on the grid for the start in bright sunshine.

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"Stop looking at my nipples and watch the race!"

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Michael Schumacher loses his front wing in this contact with Vitaly Petrov.

 

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The locals are enjoying their annual top-flight contest - and beseech Bernie Ecclestone not to take it away.

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Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa have a close call in the pitlane.

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Meanwhile Jenson Button opts for a three-stop strategy rather than the favoured four-stopper...

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... but Button eventually has to yield to team-mate Hamilton after a valiant tyre conservation attempt.

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There is no stopping pole-sitter Vettel as he makes it three wins from four races this season.

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But the dangers of alcohol are greater than driving at 200mph, it seems - at 23 years of age the German is one year too young to drink in Turkey. There is no booze in that there bottle.

 

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