Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-04-15

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-04-15

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10. Starting off with a bang, Sébastien Bourdais is taken out by a crashing Pagenaud and Ryan Hunter-Reay. The photographer was likey caught off guard, explaining the tilted horizon, tight crop and slightly slow shutter speed. Still a good frame though. Bonus for flying winglets.

Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Honda and Sebastien Bourdais, KVSH Racing crash
Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Honda and Sebastien Bourdais, KVSH Racing crash

Photo by: IndyCar Series

 


9. The imposing start/finish straight facilities at Shanghai International Circuit.

Valtteri Bottas, Williams F1 Team
Valtteri Bottas, Williams F1 Team

Photo by: XPB Images

 


8. This angle of the Porsche Team pit stop affords a look at all sorts of little details you don't notice from the ground.

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

Photo by: Porsche Motorsport

 


7. The best part of this Victory Lane photo is the race name. Jimmie Johnson won the Duck Commander 500.

Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


6. Sixty GT3 cars screaming at the start, headed to the first Monza chicane. Miraculously they all came out of it unscathed. What a good-looking field of cars though.

 

Start action
Start action

Photo by: Photo Morale / Gandolfi / Aroldi


5. Your promo/grid girl interlude. Vale and his Yamaha girls.

Grid girls and Valentino Rossi
Grid girls and Valentino Rossi

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP

 


4. The Chinese GP lily pads. And all the fans shaded by them...

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 Team
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 Team

Photo by: XPB Images

 


3. Formula Drift is good for impressive images. Smoke, power and show.

Aurimas Bakchis and Matt Field
Aurimas Bakchis and Matt Field

Photo by: Larry Chen / formulad.com

 


2. Let the sparks fly. This is as close to those early 90s sparks from F1 we've seen yet.

Carlos Sainz Jr.., Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
Carlos Sainz Jr.., Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10

Photo by: XPB Images

 


1. Shot from the famous COTA tower, it's one thing to see a car from above, but it does something trippy to your head when you see a leaning MotoGP bike from straight above.

Aleix Espargaro, Team Suzuki MotoGP
Aleix Espargaro, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Photo by: Suzuki MotoGP

 

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