Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-04-28

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10. Completely clean backgrounds are hard to come by in any situation, but Aragon gives photographers a chance to truly isolate the cars on track. A great frame from Formula Renault 3.5.

Dean Stoneman, DAMS
Dean Stoneman, DAMS

Photo by: Renault Sport 


9. Showing motion is important in racing, but the ability to show motion of both the car and the approximately 12 foot mud rooster tail is impressive. 

Davy Jeanney, Peugeot Hansen 208 WRX
Davy Jeanney, Peugeot Hansen 208 WRX

Photo by: FIA World Rallycross


8. What would a top 10 photos of the week be without highlighting some racing in the rain? Here, at the Nürburgring, or the "Green Hell" VLN drivers had to fight through tough conditions, making for great photo opportunities of cars sliding everywhere! 

#700 BMW M235i Racing
#700 BMW M235i Racing

Photo by: XPB Images


7. I don't think that fellow paid for his tickets to this race. Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama is incredibly picturesque. The property is littered with statues of everything from giant spiders to a family of bears. Cool frame of a cool track. 

Action

Action

Photo by: IndyCar Series


6. A water splash is typically just a fraction of a second of a long stage that may have many, but knowing the right angle and the right moment to grab that perfect water splash photo is priceless. 

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

Photo by: Citroën Communication


5. IndyCar doesn't always get the start right, but when they do, it is simply beautiful. Helio Castroneves leads the pack off of the final turn at Barber for the start of this past weekend's Grand Prix.

Start: Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet leads
Start: Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet leads

Photo by: IndyCar Series


4. Did anyone see that Russell Crowe movie called "Gladiator"? If for some reason, first time rally winner Kris Meeke came screaming through the movie, we feel it would look something like this.

Kris Meeke, Paulg Nagle, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën World Rally Team
Kris Meeke, Paulg Nagle, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën World Rally Team

Photo by: Citroën Communication


3. Velopark played host to the Brazilian Stock Cars this past weekend. Panning done exceptionally well. You almost have to look twice!

Thiago Camilo, Ipiranga-RC Chevrolet
Thiago Camilo, Ipiranga-RC Chevrolet

Photo by: Duda Bairros

 


2. Finding that other angle that no one else sees is a challenge for any photographer. But being able to take the winning car, and all three podium finishers during their champagne celebration and cram it all into a 3x2 frame? Impressive. Josef Newgarden celebrates his first ever IndyCar win at Barber.

Podium: second place Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and winner Josef Newgarden, CFH Racing and third place Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
Podium: second place Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and winner Josef Newgarden, CFH Racing and third place Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing

Photo by: IndyCar Series

 


1. Sometimes in racing, fuel can ignite. During the Xfinity race at Richmond, our photographer only had a moment to react when Brendan Gaughan's car went up in flames, engulfing two crew members. Great frame shot of a scary situation.

Fire in Brendan Gaughan's pit stall
Fire in Brendan Gaughan's pit stall

Photo by: Action Sports Photography, Inc.

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Series General
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Brendan Gaughan , Kris Meeke , Thiago Camilo , Mads Ostberg , Josef Newgarden , Davy Jeanney
Article type Commentary