Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-09-24

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10. We don't feature NHRA photos often enough, but certain photos impress more than others (even though the sport itself is very impressive, in person). Great twilight capture of those ridiculous flames. Powerful.

 

Del Worsham
Del Worsham

Photo by: Todd Steitle

 


9. We usually hesitate to use vertical photos in the top 10, but this one deserves it. Normal (that's relative) procedure for NASCAR flagstand photos is to 'hail-mary' over the flag waver's head with a fisheye lens. It's not often you see the hang-it-to-the-side method. Well done.

 

Race start
Race start

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


 

8. Singapore night life. With F1 cars. Scenic doesn't begin to describe it.

 

Max Chilton, Marussia F1 Team MR03
Max Chilton, Marussia F1 Team MR03

Photo by: XPB Images

 


7. The Porsche armada with the famous COTA tower in the background. From the very first race held here in 2012 for the United States GP, this has been THE spot for photographers. It has become iconic.

 

#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. And the view from said tower. This doesn't get old, both from the shooting perspective and the end results.

 

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

Photo by: XPB Images

 


5. A different look at a start shot. This is actually the final corner before the true start, but the cars are perfectly bunched up and, to us, produces a much more effective start look and feel than turn one at COTA (the cars are strung out by the time they reach the top of that huge hill.)

 

Race start
Race start

Photo by: Emily Rogers

 


4. Been done before, but the lights at the Singapore GP shouldn't be underestimated.

 

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing RB10
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing RB10

Photo by: XPB Images

 


3. The conditions at COTA for the WEC weekend were difficult, for everyone. But this is an outstanding rain/spray photo that satisfies a lot of our visual hunger. Evenly spaced lights, complimentarily lit spray at the front and at the back of the car and the overall feel of moisture in the air. Really nice.

 

#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS040 Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway
#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS040 Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway

Photo by: Toyota Racing

 


2. A spot of color in a see of dark/black trees. Reminds us of those cheesy wedding photos where everything is black and white except the flower or tie...but in a good way. It's hard to explain. But, we love.

 

Jules Bianchi, Marussia F1 Team MR03
Jules Bianchi, Marussia F1 Team MR03

Photo by: XPB Images

 


1. Because lightning.

 

Lightning over COTA
Lightning over COTA

Photo by: Porsche AG

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Series General
Drivers Del Worsham , Anthony Davidson , Alexander Wurz , Stéphane Sarrazin , Marc Lieb , Romain Dumas , Neel Jani , Mike Conway , Nicolas Lapierre , Brad Keselowski , Sebastian Vettel , Sébastien Buemi , Max Chilton , Jules Bianchi
Teams Red Bull Racing , Porsche Team , Toyota Racing
Article type Commentary