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Lewis Hamilton in Italy in Pictures (2010)

So, this is the first dedicated Lewis Hamilton post after yesterday’s epiphany – enjoy the photos!

During Free Practice on Friday 10th September
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During Free Practice on Friday 10th September
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During Free Practice on Friday 10th September – inside a cloud?
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During Qualifying on Saturday 11th September
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After Qualifying on Saturday 11th September
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Just moments before he retired from the race on Sunday 12th September
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Hamilton clashes with Massa – race over

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McLaren in China in Pictures (2010)

Jenson Button has a few moments to himself before Qualifying
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Lewis Hamilton gets in his car for Qualifying
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Lewis Hamilton during Qualifying
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Jenson Button during Qualifying – can you guess where?
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Lewis Hamilton gets ready to attack Michael Schumacher
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Lewis Hamilton after over taking Michael Schumacher
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Jenson Button hunts down Nico Rosberg for the lead
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Jenson Button passes Nico Rosberg
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Jenson Button leads the procession behind the safety car
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Jenson Button Wins
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Jenson and Lewis hug – the first McLaren 1-2 of the season
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Jenson with his winner’s trophy
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Jenson and Lewis celebrate, their victorious McLaren MP4-25s next to them
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The celebration continues
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Well done Team McLaren
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McLaren in Malaysia in Pictures (2010)

Jenson Button walks the circuit with the McLaren mechanics
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Lewis Hamilton being interviewed in the paddock
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Jenson & Lewis talk tactics over a glass of orange juice
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Jenson Button during free practice
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Lewis Hamilton during free practice
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Lewis Hamilton during qualifying
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Lewis Hamilton leaves a trail of cars he’s overtaken
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A mad rush into turn 1
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A bird’s eye view of Lewis Hamilton in the pits
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Hamilton and Button jostling for position after Hamilton’s pit stop
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McLaren in Australia in Pictures (2010)

Jenson Button & Lewis Hamilton drive round Fernando Alonso at the start
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Lewis Hamilton overtaking team mate Jenson Button
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Lewis Hamilton passes Felipe Massa
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Lewis Hamilton chases down Robert Kubica
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Jenson Button en route to victory
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Jenson Button wins the 2010 Australian Grand Prix
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Jenson Button celebrates hi first McLaren win
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Jenson Button on the podium after winning the 2010 Australian Grand Prix
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McLaren Media Centre Access – Mystery Message Needs Solving

On Thursday I applied for and was given access to the McLaren Media Centre. It’s like the Disney Vault of McLaren F1 media – photos, press releases and even video and audio categories, though there’s nothing in those yet. The images are fantastic and they’ve just added photos from the Bahrain Grand Prix, and as such I thought I’d post a few in this blog post.

The first is a view of Jenson Button’s helmets, with a mysterious message on the visor which reads:

CLR
FOR RAIN
?

Jenson Button's Helmet

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

So dear readers, help me solver the mystery of what that message means. Is it simply that a clear visor is used in rainy weather as opposed to a polarised visor in sunny weather or during night races with light glare? Or is it something completely different all together?

This next photo gives a great view of the McLaren garage that you don’t normally see from the TV cameras, and hours before they began filming by the looks of it.

McLaren Garage in Bahrain

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

Lewis Hamilton in his car, and racing on track in Bahrain.

Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren MP4-25

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Jenson Button ready for action.

Waiting for the all clear

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Lewis Hamilton gives a progress report to his engineers.

I could do with a bit more speed

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Lewis and Jenson share a joke, or maybe they are reading all the Tweets we sent to them via @McLaren_eShop

Happy times

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As a wannabe amateur photographer I’d love to get the opportunity to take these photos myself, but wouldn’t we all! So, leave a comment if you can help with the mystery visor message, or if you know what Lewis and Jenson could be laughing about!

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McLaren in Bahrain in Pictures (2010)

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button at the Bahrain GP Manama Sakhir press conference – 12th March 2010
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Jenson Button during Free Practice 3 – 13th March 2010
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Lewis Hamilton during Qualifying – 13th March 2010
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Lewis Hamilton just ahead of Mark Weber’s cloud of smoke – March 14th 2010
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Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and most of the field, during the race – 14th March 2010
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Lewis Hamilton chases down Nico Rosberg during the race – 14th March 2010
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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his 3rd place finish – 14th March 2010
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Happier times with ex McLaren team mate and race winner Fernando Alonso – March 14th 2010
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Formula 1 Class of 2010 – March 14th 2010
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McLaren in Abu Dhabi in Pictures

Thanks to the fantastic service offered by PicApp, we can now bring you a decent number of good photos from Grand Prix races, starting with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from last weekend.

However, before we get to those, McLaren has had an F1 car in Abu Dhabi before, as this photo of Fernando Alonso from the 2007 F1 Festival shows:

Click the arrow on the right of the photo to actually see Alonso!
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Lewis Hamilton on the new Yas Marina circuit for the first time during Free Practice 1 on Friday 30th October.
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Lewis Hamilton experiences racing at dusk during Free Practice 2 on Friday 30th October – wonder if they have any shots of Heikki Kovalainen?
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Found one! Heikki Kovalainen during Free Practice 2 on Friday 30th October.
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Lewis Hamilton exits the pit lane tunnel during Final Practice 3 on Saturday 31st October.
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Lewis Hamilton sets out for Qualifying on Saturday 31st October
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Heikki Kovalienen during Qualifying – it’s pretty dark out there!
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Lewis Hamilton celebrates getting Pole Position for the very first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton flies off from pole to lead the race on Sunday 1st November.
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Heikki Kovalainen racing as the sun sets in Abu Dhabi.
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That’s the pick of the bunch – there are far more photos from the practice and qualifying sessions, maybe because of Lewis retiring Heikki not being in a great deal of action during the race. Still, there’s some fantastic photos and while the race may not have been very interesting, it’s a visually stunning racetrack and location.

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