Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-05-13

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10. We like moody start photos and this dark, but rich in color, first corner photo of the Indy GP is lovely. Bonus points for the dust kicked up in the back. A nice way to kick off the month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (until the crash, about 2 nano-seconds after this photo was taken).

Start: Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet leads
Start: Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet leads

Photo by: IndyCar Series

 


9. Formula E at Monaco. The sound may be slightly underwhelming, but the racing is entertaining.

Nelson Piquet Jr., China Racing
Nelson Piquet Jr., China Racing

Photo by: FIA Formula E

 


8. Fernando Alonso has a brake failure as he comes in the pits. Slow shutter speed pan of a pit stop with locked front wheel and a tiny star of light reflection off the cockpit. Photo of the race.

Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-30 retires from the race
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-30 retires from the race

Photo by: XPB Images

 


7. Fans complain about the lack of noise and power from the current engine regulations, but there are still some things that are uniquely racy about the series: rubber marks.

Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-30
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-30

Photo by: XPB Images

 


6. We haven't investigated why Hinch is running, but the inclusion of the yard of bricks makes this shot golden. Reminds us of Carl Edwards years back at Talladega after crashing on the final lap, ran across the finish line.

James Hinchcliffe, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
James Hinchcliffe, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda

Photo by: IndyCar Series

 


5. You've never seen Road Atlanta like this.

Road Atlanta from above
Road Atlanta from above

Photo by: Larry Chen / formulad.com

 


4. In the action with Romain Grosjean and the Lotus F1 team.

Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 E23
Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 E23

Photo by: XPB Images

 


3. How to destroy a Bentley 101.

#84 Bentley Team HTP Bentley Continental GT3: Mike Parisy, Harold Primat, Vincent Abril in a huge crash
#84 Bentley Team HTP Bentley Continental GT3: Mike Parisy, Harold Primat, Vincent Abril in a huge crash

Photo by: Vision Sport Agency

 


2. Incredible sky over Kansas during the rain delay for Sunday's Sprint Cup race.

Rain delay
Rain delay

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


1. Two words: Spongebob Squarepants.

David Ragan, Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
David Ragan, Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota

Photo by: NASCAR Media

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Series General
Drivers Jenson Button , Fernando Alonso , Nelson Piquet Jr. , Will Power , David Ragan , James Hinchcliffe , Romain Grosjean , Maximilian Buhk
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , McLaren , Lotus F1 Team , Schmidt Peterson Motorsports , Team HTP , Team Penske , NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Article type Commentary