Top 20 photos of 2014

Your weekly dose of top photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers. This week we look at the top 20 photos from the year that's (nearly) past. And don't forget to vote for your favorite!

Welcome to the top 20 photos of the 2014 racing season from around the world chosen by our own photo editors.

We want you, the reader, to take a few moments to vote a the bottom of this article to tell us which of these 20 top shots deserves to be photo of the year. In 48 hours we will publish the Viewer's Choice photo, shortly followed by the Editor's Choice.

With nearly 120,000 images from the year posted in hundreds of galleries, we did our best to narrow it down to the best of the best to make choosing a bit easier. Enjoy!


1. Lonesome Mini on the Dakar.

#307 Mini: Orlando Terranova, Paulo Fiúza
#307 Mini: Orlando Terranova, Paulo Fiúza

Photo by: X-Raid Team

 


2. Snow rallying.

Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


3. Trouble for Parker Kligerman.

Huge wreck for Parker Kligerman
Huge wreck for Parker Kligerman

Photo by: Covy Moore

 


4. Monochrome LMP1 testing.

Scenic low light action
Scenic low light action

Photo by: XPB Images

 


5. Porsche sparks.

#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard

Photo by: Porsche AG

 


6. The new classic Le Mans group photo.

Car group photoshoot
Car group photoshoot

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


7. Sunset at the Nürburgring.

#502 Audi Race Experience Audi R8 LMS ultra: Felix Baumgartner, Marco Werner, Frank Biela, Pierre Kaffer
#502 Audi Race Experience Audi R8 LMS ultra: Felix Baumgartner, Marco Werner, Frank Biela, Pierre Kaffer

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


8. Flying Lamborghini.

Massive crash for #88 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini LFII: Stefan Rosina, Tomas Enge
Massive crash for #88 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini LFII: Stefan Rosina, Tomas Enge

Photo by: Brecht Decancq Photography

 


9. Massa goes for a ride.

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

 


10. The colors of La Source hairpin.

#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

 


11. United in victory.

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

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


12. Marquez pushes the limit.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team almost loses the bike
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team almost loses the bike

Photo by: Tino Martino

 


13. High flying GP3.

Sebastian Balthasar
Sebastian Balthasar

Photo by: GP3 Media Service

 


14. Fun-loving Vale.

Race winner Valentino Rossi celebrates
Race winner Valentino Rossi celebrates

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP

 


15. Lewis points.

Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium
Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium

Photo by: XPB Images

 


16. Helicopter, tunnel, car.

Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


17. Lotus F1 jump.

Stunt truck driver Mike Ryan jumps over stunt driver Martin Ivanov in record distance
Stunt truck driver Mike Ryan jumps over stunt driver Martin Ivanov in record distance

Photo by: Lotus F1 Team

 


18. Sunday drive in a village.

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

Photo by: XPB Images

 


19. Le Mans is that way.

#14 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb
#14 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


 

20. Sunset on Homestead.

 

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota leads the field
Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota leads the field

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 If you want to see even more of our top picks, check out the outtakes version, with a wider edit here.

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Series General
Drivers Mark Webber , Tomas Enge , Frank Biela , Valentino Rossi , Lewis Hamilton , Felipe Massa , Timo Bernhard , Marco Werner , Marc Lieb , Andrew Smith , Romain Dumas , Neel Jani , Eric Gilbert , Pierre Kaffer , Jonas Andersson , Jose Maria Lopez , Denny Hamlin , Oliver Bryant , Stefan Rosina , Paulo Fiúza , Brendon Hartley , Alexander Sims , Mads Ostberg , Parker Kligerman , Orlando Terranova , Thierry Neuville , Marc Marquez , Nicolas Gilsoul , Alasdair McCaig , Mike Ryan , Felix Baumgartner , Sebastian Balthasar , Martin Ivanov
Teams Williams , Joe Gibbs Racing , Porsche Team , Lotus F1 Team , Citroën World Rally Team , Hyundai Motorsport , Reiter Engineering , Repsol Honda Team
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