Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-09-17

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10. A great pre-race atmosphere shot. Super-wide to show everything in the cockpit both in and out. Sun-flare is nice too. Ready to race!

 

Pierre Thiriet
Pierre Thiriet

Photo by: ELMS

 


 

9. Scene-setters are important in rallying imagery - probably more so than any other form of racing. There is so much to work with in the wild of a rally stage. A far cry from the porta-potties, electrical poles and fencing at many modern circuits...

 

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

Photo by: Hyundai Motorsport

 


 

8. Now THIS is a string of GT3 cars. Very nice.

 

#3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: Johnny O'Connell
#3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: Johnny O'Connell

Photo by: General Motors

 


 

7. Splish-splash does a photo wonders.

 

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

Photo by: Volkswagen Motorsport

 


 

6. Cool view of a DTM pit stop, which is incredibly fast in person. A little unburnt fuel coming alight from the tailpipe makes this a keeper of an image.

 

Joey Hand, BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM
Joey Hand, BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM

Photo by: XPB Images

 


 

5. Your grid girl moment: classic Goodwood style.

 

Grid Girls
Grid Girls

Photo by: Anthony Rew

 


 

4. Trees only inches away but jumping anyway.

 

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

Photo by: Volkswagen Motorsport

 


3. It's not often you see a burnout in an F1 car. And we love the smoke detail coming off the rear tire.

 

Marc Gene, Scuderia Ferrari
Marc Gene, Scuderia Ferrari

Photo by: Pat Cranham

 


 

2. Shot perfectly from above. Something different to look at.

 

Tyler McQuarrie
Tyler McQuarrie

Photo by: Larry Chen / formulad.com

 


 

1. Rally Australia is famous for its red, dusty dirt. Nothing could convey this better than this underexposed rear detail shot of Latvala during shakedown last week. Very powerful.

 

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

Photo by: Volkswagen Motorsport

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Series General
Drivers Marc Gene , Johnny O'Connell , Joey Hand , Jari-Matti Latvala , Tyler McQuarrie , Miikka Anttila , Andreas Mikkelsen , Ola Floene , Thierry Neuville , Pierre Thiriet , Nicolas Gilsoul
Teams BMW Team RBM , Hyundai Motorsport , Volkswagen Motorsport , Cadillac Racing
Article type Commentary