Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-07-30

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10. Lets warm up our visual palate with a little vintage racing from last weekend's Silverstone Classic. Group C Jaguar? Yes, please.

 

#4 Jaguar XJR8: Christophe D'Ansembourg, Herve Regout
#4 Jaguar XJR8: Christophe D'Ansembourg, Herve Regout

Photo by: Stevie Borowik

 


 

9. Some photos just speak to you - excite a part of your brain for no real reason. This is one of those. The spectators in the far distance, the color, the low and long angle, the heat waves. It's just nice to look at.

 

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 Team
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 Team

Photo by: XPB Images

 


8. Young and upcoming star Kyle Larson in front of the famous Pagoda at the oldest racing venue in the United States. And of course, the yard of Bricks. This is an extremely effective scene-setter.

 

Kyle Larson, Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Kyle Larson, Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


7. The biggest smile in F1. Great moment after a great race.

 

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing celebrates with the champagne on the podium
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing celebrates with the champagne on the podium

Photo by: XPB Images

 


6. Another look at the yard of Bricks at Indy. This time with an interesting low angle on the Tudor United SportsCar series Risi Competizione Ferrari. Of course, the completely empty grandstands doesn't do this image any favors. It's still a unique look.

 

#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458: Giancarlo Fisichella, Pierre Kaffer
#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458: Giancarlo Fisichella, Pierre Kaffer

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

 


5. This is the Spa 24 Hours. A typically local-looking building, with the low sun and a speeding BMW heading toward Eau Rouge. We could live here...

 

#43 ROAL Motorsport BMW Z4: Stefano Comandini, Eugenio Amos, Michela Cerruti, Stefano Colombo
#43 ROAL Motorsport BMW Z4: Stefano Comandini, Eugenio Amos, Michela Cerruti, Stefano Colombo

Photo by: XPB Images

 


4. We've hinted at how hard it is to convey the atmosphere at a 24 Hour race, especially in the pits. This deserted pitlane, with everyone looking like zombies fighting with bright lights is pretty good at doing just that.

 

#77 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4: Lucas Luhr, Markus Palttala, Dirk Werner
#77 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4: Lucas Luhr, Markus Palttala, Dirk Werner

Photo by: XPB Images

 


3. Jeff Gordon celebrated his fifth Brickyard 400 win last weekend. Kissing the Bricks at Indy will always make the top 10 photos list. Bonus for his son Leo's chill attitude as he watches the fun.

 

Race winner Jeff Gordon kisses the yard of Bricks
Race winner Jeff Gordon kisses the yard of Bricks

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

 


2. Pretty sure the right front is not supposed to be facing that way...

 

Trouble for #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: Lucas Wolf, Sergei Afanasiev, Stef Dusseldorp
Trouble for #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: Lucas Wolf, Sergei Afanasiev, Stef Dusseldorp

Photo by: XPB Images

 


1. This is as close to a perfect La Source hairpin 24 Hours of Spa photo as you can get. Lovely sky, just enough blur, a pop of flash to freeze the car, hot hot hot brakes. Sexy.

 

 

#79 Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4: Andrew Smith, Alasdair McCaig, Oliver Bryant, Alexander Sims
#79 Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4: Andrew Smith, Alasdair McCaig, Oliver Bryant, Alexander Sims

Photo by: XPB Images

 

 

 

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Series GENERAL
Drivers Jeff Gordon, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Kyle Larson
Article type Commentary