Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-08-06

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10. These types of shots are relatively common in NASCAR, due to the fact photographers can get so close to drivers in the garage area. So it's not surprising that it was Citroën Communication that got this fairly unique view of Sébastien Loeb in his Citroën WTCC.

 

Sébastien Loeb
Sébastien Loeb

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


9. Red Bull sponsored Audi passes the Red Bull sculpture at the Red Bull Ring. See what we did there?

 

Mattias Ekström, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS 5 DTM
Mattias Ekström, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS 5 DTM

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


8. Scenic Red Bull Ring. Imagine what it was like when the F1 circus used to race around the over 3.5 mile circuit in the Austrian mountains. Photos like these make themselves. Great location.

 

Start action
Start action

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


7. Always nice to see good start action. And, again, Red Bull Ring's cool vantage points and uphill straight makes for impressive shooting. Massive bonus points for the official who's walking off the grid but looks like he's walking on the Deutsche Post bridge.

 

Start: Robert Wickens, HWA DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé leads the field
Start: Robert Wickens, HWA DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé leads the field

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


6. Simon Pagenaud gets it wrong and goes off spraying gravel everywhere. Clean up must not be fun for the crew members.

 

Simon Pagenaud, Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda crashes
Simon Pagenaud, Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda crashes

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

 


5. Picture it: you're deep in the Finnish forest waiting for the next WRC entrant to come hurling by at your favorite jump (said yump) on your favorite stage. With little warning, Kris Meeke comes over the crest sideways. That's rallying.

 

Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

Photo by: XPB Images

 


4. Little E says hi.

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Photo by: Action Sports Photography, Inc.

 


 

3. Luscious golden hues. Look at those kerbs on the left. Delightful texture.

 

Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C-Elysee WTCC, Citroën Total WTCC
Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C-Elysee WTCC, Citroën Total WTCC

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


2. We here at Motorsport.com appreciate a good sky.

 

Bruno Spengler, BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM
Bruno Spengler, BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


 

1. So much emotion in this image. Shooting parc fermé from above isn't always a high yielding position, but the photographer came up big on this. Unique and the meaning is instantly conveyed to the viewer. There are other moments in this scene that were nice too, but this one tops them. Very very nice. And is fitting for a great guy who was so excited to have won both WTCC races in his home country.

 

Race winner Jose Maria Lopez celebrates
Race winner Jose Maria Lopez celebrates

Photo by: Citroën Communication

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Series GENERAL
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sébastien Loeb, Kris Meeke, Jose Maria Lopez, Simon Pagenaud
Article type Commentary