Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-07-23

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10. The famous Exhibition Place skyline with a massive variety of cars at the start of the Pirelli World Challenge race in Toronto: Porsche, Cadillac, Ferrari, Viper and Audi all in one frame. That's what we like to see.

 

Pirelli World Challenge race start
Pirelli World Challenge race start

Photo by: Rebecca McKay

 


9. Playstation's GT Academy has produced a successful breed of gamers-to-racers including young Brit Jann Mardenborough who won for the first time in GP3 this season. If I went from sitting in my living room playing Gran Turismo to winning on the world stage at Hockenheim, I'd react this way too. Well done.

 

Race winner Jann Mardenborough
Race winner Jann Mardenborough

Photo by: GP3 Media Service

 


8. The crash heard around the world...for about half a day. An off like this is actually not that easy to get, even if it happens in front of you. It all happens so fast. Great reaction from the photographer to get this tack sharp as well.

 

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 has big crash
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 has big crash

Photo by: XPB Images

 


7. Normally this is a wide angle shot we love at Hockenheim, but those empty seats downgrade this to a seventh place. Bonus points for the jetliner and contrails.

 

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F14-T
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F14-T

Photo by: XPB Images

 


6. Pit lane photos are almost always full of action, with lots going on. And in this case, there's a bit of the unusual as well. From the looks of it, the dirty and dust came from a harmless off just prior to this pit stop, creating a bizarre plume of dust under the car when it was lifted and worked on. Looks like this Ferrari is hovering.

 

#57 SMP Racing Ferrari F458 Italia GT3: Boris Rotenberg, Mika Salo, Maurizio Mediani
#57 SMP Racing Ferrari F458 Italia GT3: Boris Rotenberg, Mika Salo, Maurizio Mediani

Photo by: ELMS

 


5. Consider this your halfway point visual interlude.

 

Lovely Super GT race queens poses for a photoshoot
Lovely Super GT race queens poses for a photoshoot

Photo by: Super GT

 


 

4. The supremely iconic backdrop to the IndyCars last weekend at Toronto. This picture makes itself. Outstanding.

 

Sébastien Bourdais, KVSH Racing Chevrolet
Sébastien Bourdais, KVSH Racing Chevrolet

Photo by: Covy Moore

 


3. Parc fermé is not always that visually pleasing (think empty garages, drab pit walls, etc.) but Hockenheim has that old 90s feel to it and we hope it never changes (but it will now that we've said this publicly). This is a perfect opportunity to "go wide" and get some atmosphere in there (people looking out the windows from above, the car, the people in the background...) And Nico's body language really makes this picture.

 

Race winner Nico Rosberg celebrates
Race winner Nico Rosberg celebrates

Photo by: XPB Images

 


2. Fire is just cool. Look at it. It's cool.

 

Daniil Kvyat, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 catches fire and retires from the race
Daniil Kvyat, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 catches fire and retires from the race

Photo by: XPB Images

 


1. If you watched the German GP on Sunday, you could kind of see this one coming couldn't you? The first corner at the start of any race is where almost all photographers pile together to get the grouped cars at the start, and of course the mayhem that sometimes happens...there you go. Worked like a charm.

 

Felipe Massa, Williams FW36 crashes at the start of the race
Felipe Massa, Williams FW36 crashes at the start of the race

Photo by: XPB Images

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Series GENERAL
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Sébastien Bourdais, Nico Rosberg, Daniil Kvyat, Jann Mardenborough
Article type Commentary