PICTURES OF THE YEAR
World’s most photogenic sport: captured
In a sport defined by the relentless pursuit of speed, it’s almost counterintuitive that a static image has the power to perfectly encapsulate the emotion, drama, intensity and passion that underpins the ultimate form of motor racing. But that’s exactly what great photographs do: capture and preserve the moment forever.
Like stealth predators waiting patiently for their prey, elite Formula 1 snappers know the importance of being in the right place at the right time. Whether it was the on- and off-track incidents that defined the title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the uncontained excitement of Daniel Ricciardo winning his first race, or the absolute commitment display by all the drivers on the grid, our shooters captured all the key moments of 2014. Anticipation, focus, elation, heartbreak – that’s what F1 is all about.