2014 Formula One Grand Prix of Australia in pictures

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Last weekend marked the start of a new era in Formula One. While the sound of the turbocharged V-6 engines was in question, the racing proved to be quite exciting -- and above all, unpredictable. Here are some of the best images from the weekend.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: The field prepares to start the warm up lap before the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: The field prepares to start the warm up lap before the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Caterham crashes out of the Australian F1 Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)<br><br>Kobayashi reported that rear brake failure caused the crash in which he took out Brazilian Felipe Massa
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Caterham crashes out of the Australian F1 Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

Kobayashi reported that rear brake failure caused the crash in which he took out Brazilian Felipe Massa
The Lotus epitomized F1's wacky new noses
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The Lotus epitomized F1's wacky new noses
Another oddball nose on the Torro Rosso machine
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Another oddball nose on the Torro Rosso machine
Martini being back in Formula One was a welcomed sight.
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Martini being back in Formula One was a welcomed sight.
Mercedes-Benz proved to have the car to beat with Hamilton qualifying on pole and Rosberg stealing the win
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Mercedes-Benz proved to have the car to beat with Hamilton qualifying on pole and Rosberg stealing the win
Nico Rosberg celebrates his victory
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Nico Rosberg celebrates his victory
Ferrari admitted to being "disappointed" in its new car's speed
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Ferrari admitted to being "disappointed" in its new car's speed
Kevin Magnussen proved the star of the show, finishing second in his F1 debut after Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was excluded.
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Kevin Magnussen proved the star of the show, finishing second in his F1 debut after Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was excluded.
Rosberg claimed victory by almost half a minute
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Rosberg claimed victory by almost half a minute
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Kevin Magnussen of McLaren and Denmark celebrates finishing 3rd at the Australian F1 Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Kevin Magnussen of McLaren and Denmark celebrates finishing 3rd at the Australian F1 Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

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