Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-11-18

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10. #66 Ford Performance Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT

10. #66 Ford Performance Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT
1/10

The new Ford GT is so beautiful to look at (even better in person) it gets its own spot in the top 10, by default.

Photo by: Brian Cleary

9. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus F1 E23

9. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus F1 E23
2/10

We see this angle come up a few times a year (Charlotte's yellow armco in NASCAR comes to mind) and it's a very efficient way to get "creative". Bonus points for giving a sense of place by choosing this spot (with signage).

Photo by: XPB Images

8. Quentin Giordano and Valentin Sarreaud, Citroën DS3 R5

8. Quentin Giordano and Valentin Sarreaud, Citroën DS3 R5
3/10

Splish splash for the WRC boys in a massively wet Rally GB Wales.

7. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

7. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
4/10

And this is the result of said splish splash. Mud galore. This is part of what makes rallying so much fun.

6. Bernie Ecclestone, on the grid

6. Bernie Ecclestone, on the grid
5/10

Bernie crosses the finish line. Insert joke here.

Photo by: XPB Images

5. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull Racing RB11

5. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull Racing RB11
6/10

Pushing the limits, the car wants to go left, but you want to go right...and brake at the same time. A little motion in the photo helps with the feeling of speed.

4. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

4. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
7/10

Honestly not sure how this was shot. Our hunch is that it's a drone. But the added effort of adding portable lights to a rally stage makes this one a real beauty. A for effort.

3. Start: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 lead

3. Start: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 lead
8/10

We are start shot fans. And this one is top 5 all year.

Photo by: XPB Images

2. Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-30 stopped on track

2. Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-30 stopped on track
9/10

This almost made top photo of the week. If you missed out on all the social media banter about ALO's "mental vacation" check it out. What a moment to capture.

Photo by: XPB Images

1. Stéphane Lefebvre and Stéphane Prévot, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën World Rally Team

1. Stéphane Lefebvre and Stéphane Prévot, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën World Rally Team
10/10

This one is in the running for top photo of the year, no doubt. Everything is just right. The car's placement, the mud, the added element of having lights and the pop of flash in the top right corner. This is art.

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Series General
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg , Jari-Matti Latvala , Pastor Maldonado , Daniil Kvyat , Stéphane Lefebvre
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Volkswagen Motorsport , McLaren , Citroën World Rally Team
Article type Top List