Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-03-12

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10. We kick off our weekly roundup of the best racing photos with a nice overhead shot of the Ferrari Challenge race at Homestead Miami. Perhaps we're a bit partial because we have a Motorsport.com car on the grid, but these Ferrari 458s are quite pleasing to the eye.

Start
Start

Photo by: Ferrari

 


9. An old favorite now. The Circuit of the Americas tower.

#76 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 Ultra: Alex Welch
#76 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 Ultra: Alex Welch

Photo by: David Yowe

 


8. A few years ago a WRC regular photographer found this shot at the Rally Mexico. It's one of the most unique looks from the entire season.

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

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


7. A different spin on Victory Lane. Austin Dillon throws Coca-Cola everywhere, and it's frozen in time for us.

Race winner Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet celebrates
Race winner Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet celebrates

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

 


6. The Pirelli World Challenge train in the rain. See what we did there? #drseuss

#31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R: Ryan Dalziel
#31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R: Ryan Dalziel

Photo by: David Yowe

 


5. As experienced at photo editing as we are here at Motorsport.com (we've seen thousands of flying WRC cars) there's still a small part of our brain that can't quite compute this image. Perhaps it's the height, and knowing the speed needed to get such air. At the end of the day, cars aren't meant to fly, but they do.

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport

Photo by: Hyundai Motorsport

 


4. Welcome to Ryan Reed's office. Bonus points for those rays of light coming into the cockpit. Dramatic.

Ryan Reed, Roush Fenway Racing Ford
Ryan Reed, Roush Fenway Racing Ford

Photo by: Action Sports Photography, Inc.

 


3. Ask any photographer who covers NASCAR and the associated "wrecks" and they will all tell you that this image is a rare find. A crash in perfect light.

Carl Edwards, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Carl Edwards, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


2. Andreas Mikkelson dancing with the dust on Rally Mexico.

Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Floene, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Floene, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

Photo by: Volkswagen Motorsport


1. When Ott Tanak and Molder Raigo somersaulted into a lake in their Ford Fiesta, what did the co-driver instinctively do? Hang on to the pace notes and his favorite red pen of course! Like a boss.

 

Crash for Ott Tanak and Molder Raigo, M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC
Crash for Ott Tanak and Molder Raigo, M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC

Photo by: M-Sport

 

 

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Series General
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Carl Edwards , Kris Meeke , Paul Nagle , Andreas Mikkelsen , Ola Floene , Austin Dillon , Thierry Neuville , Ott Tanak , Alex Welch , Nicolas Gilsoul , Ryan Reed , Raigo Molder
Article type Commentary