Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-07-10

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10. A different look at an F1 start. Just something fun to start this week's top 10 photos off.

 

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 leads at the start of the race as Felipe Massa, Williams FW36 makes a slow getaway
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 leads at the start of the race as Felipe Massa, Williams FW36 makes a slow getaway

Photo by: XPB Images

 


 

9. This shot from Donington Park never gets old. There are fewer and fewer tracks these days that retain their iconic feel and Donington, even though there are no major series who race there, is definitely a classic.

 

Michela Cerruti, Trulli
Michela Cerruti, Trulli

Photo by: FIA Formula E

 


 

8. The FIA World Rallycross series is growing by leaps and bounds (see what I did there?).

 

Timur Timerzyanov
Timur Timerzyanov

Photo by: FIA World Rallycross

 


 

7. We love start shots. And this Zandvoort view from the bridge really illustrates 1) how cool these GT3 cars really look and 2) how incredibly narrow Zandvoort actually is. F1 make a return here? Never in a million years. But we'll take BMW Z4s and Audi R8 LMS ultras any day.

 

Start: #28 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini LFII: Hari Proczyk, Jeroen Bleekemolen leads
Start: #28 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini LFII: Hari Proczyk, Jeroen Bleekemolen leads

Photo by: Brecht Decancq Photography


 

6. Our favorite girls photo of the weekend. IndyCar has really stepped up its game on the grid girl front. And we appreciate it.

 

Grid girls
Grid girls

Photo by: Chris Owens

 


 

5. When photographers first start shooting motor sports they think panning is the only thing you're supposed to do. But in racing there is SO much to shoot. If you're going to pan like a pro, make it different. And this is a nice pan. Take note everybody.

 

Race action
Race action

Photo by: Action Sports Photography, Inc.

 


 

4. Two words make this number 4 on our list. Golden. Light.

 

Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden
Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden

Photo by: Edge Photographics

 


 

3.  A bizarre start to the British GP deserves a bizarre photo. Massa limps back to the pits on essentially three wheels.

 

Felipe Massa, Williams FW36 with a damaged rear suspension and wheel at the start of the race
Felipe Massa, Williams FW36 with a damaged rear suspension and wheel at the start of the race

Photo by: XPB Images

 


 

2. Gutierrez gets revenge on Maldonado? We don't know, or care, it just makes a spectacular image. That Lotus looks like my 4-year-old son's Matchbox car flying in the air like that.

 

Pastor Maldonado, Lotus F1 E21 is launched into the air after colliding with Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber C33
Pastor Maldonado, Lotus F1 E21 is launched into the air after colliding with Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber C33

Photo by: XPB Images


 

1. A bit of nostalgia wins this week. Old meets new. A 1978 Alpine Renault and the new (ish) module sportif of Le Mans (built 1991, but still looks contemporary). This is an image that only happens once every two years at the very fun Le Mans Classic.

 

Alpine Renault A442B 1978
Alpine Renault A442B 1978

Photo by: ACO

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