The Big Picture: 2014-01-30

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Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari

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Start: ACO President Pierre Fillon gives the green flag as #99 GAINSCO / Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP Chevrolet: Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty, Darren Law, Memo Gidley takes the lead
Start: ACO President Pierre Fillon gives the green flag as #99 GAINSCO / Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP Chevrolet: Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty, Darren Law, Memo Gidley takes the lead

Photo by: Trevor Horn

Talladega Superspeedway under snow
Talladega Superspeedway under snow

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Jean-Eric Vergne, walks from his Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 after stopping on the start/finish straight
Jean-Eric Vergne, walks from his Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 after stopping on the start/finish straight

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Scenic low light action
Scenic low light action

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#42 OAK Racing Morgan Nissan: Olivier Pla, Roman Rusinov, Gustavo Yacaman, Oliver Webb
#42 OAK Racing Morgan Nissan: Olivier Pla, Roman Rusinov, Gustavo Yacaman, Oliver Webb

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#18 Muehlner Motorsports America Porsche 911 GT America: Earl Bamber, Eugenio Amos, Bradley Blum, Alexandre Imperatori, Ronald Zitza, #911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR: Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet and #8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FL
#18 Muehlner Motorsports America Porsche 911 GT America: Earl Bamber, Eugenio Amos, Bradley Blum, Alexandre Imperatori, Ronald Zitza, #911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR: Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet and #8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FL

Photo by: Trevor Horn

Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-29 leaves the pits
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-29 leaves the pits

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#42 OAK Racing Morgan Nissan: Olivier Pla, Roman Rusinov, Gustavo Yacaman, Oliver Webb
#42 OAK Racing Morgan Nissan: Olivier Pla, Roman Rusinov, Gustavo Yacaman, Oliver Webb

Photo by: Trevor Horn

Fireworks
Fireworks

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Rescue team at work on Memo Gidley
Rescue team at work on Memo Gidley

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Adrian Sutil, Sauber C33
Adrian Sutil, Sauber C33

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Race winners Christian Fittipaldi and Sébastien Bourdais celebrate
Race winners Christian Fittipaldi and Sébastien Bourdais celebrate

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P class victory lane: class and overall winners Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Sébastien Bourdais
P class victory lane: class and overall winners Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Sébastien Bourdais

Photo by: Trevor Horn

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 leaves the pits
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 leaves the pits

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