Hamilton revels in the Spanish limelight
The rst F1 test took place later than usual this year, on account of all the changes to the regulations. Usually we’re in Spain earlier on in February, but this year the later date means there is more daylight, so the tests run for an extra hour each day, nishing at 6pm.
This shot was taken from the inside of the track, looking across to the short straight before Hamilton enters the left-right of Turns 11 and 12. By the end of the day, the sun was very low, which produces this highlighting effect on Hamilton’s Mercedes. The golden sunlight really picks out the sleek curves on the new car, which is arguably one of the best-looking machines this year.
Photographer Lorenzo Bellanca Where Barcelona, Spain When 5.50pm, Wednesday 1 March 2017
Details Canon EOS-1DX, 600mm lens, 1/320th @ F6.3