Top 10 photos of 2014: WEC

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers. This week we look at the best WEC photos from this year.

Top 10 photos of 2014: WEC

Welcome to this week's top 10 photos from the world of WEC and Le Mans chosen by our own photo editors. With nearly 4,000 World Endurance Championship images from 2014, it's by no means an exhaustive list, just some highlights.


10. The new classic group photo ahead of every year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Car group photoshoot
Car group photoshoot

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


9. We'll be honest: this shot looks soooo much better with a sexy-looking LMP1, rather than a phallic-looking F1. That's just our aesthetics though...

#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway
#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway

Photo by: James Holland

 


8. And speaking of good looks. This higher/rear angle on the Toyota at Interlagos during the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo is quite arresting. Really shows off the aero details and solutions for maximum efficiency.

#8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS040-Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi
#8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS040-Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi

Photo by: XPB Images

 


7. If a pan (the most overused technique in motor racing history) is going to make this top 10 list, it's going to be this one. Very cool light reflections off the Bahrain rocks at night to really enhance the background. Bonus points for being detailed enough to see the driver at work in the cockpit.

#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: James Holland

 


6. After 22 hours of racing, the Porsche boys (and LMP1 in general) were still hard at it during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Hopping the kerbs at the Ford Chicane is not often advised but these drivers weren't listening.

 

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

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


5. Roaring down the run from Mulsanne Corner to Indianapolis. This should be on every race fan's bucket list.

#2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer
#2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer

Photo by: James Holland

 


4. Another classic.  Post-race at Le Mans used to be mayhem. It's a lot better these days. More like "slighly controlled mayhem."

Overall race winners Benoit Tréluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler celebrate
Overall race winners Benoit Tréluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler celebrate

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


3. Sunrise over the crest at the Dunlop Bridge at Le Mans.

#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima
#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


2. SPARKS! 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Eau Rouge.

#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

 


1. The now famous image of the CLM Lotus going up in flames at Fuji.

 

#9 Lotus CLM P1/01 - AER: Christophe Bouchut, James Rossiter, Pierre Kaffer goes up in flames
#9 Lotus CLM P1/01 - AER: Christophe Bouchut, James Rossiter, Pierre Kaffer goes up in flames

Photo by: World Endurance Championship

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