Bottas gets to grips with his new machine
Valtteri Bottas was impressive as he familiarised himself with the new Mercedes F1 W08. He completed 324 laps in total and ended the rst test with the fastest time.
I took this shot from the access road behind the barrier just before Turn 10 at the end of the back straight. I used a 600mm lens with a 1.4x convertor to give 840mm – that’s about as long a lens as you can get.
The idea was to get a backlit shot of the cars locking-up under braking for the tight left-hander. Bottas has just overtaken the Sauber of Antonio Giovinazzi, and you can make out the puff of dust as he brakes hard for the corner.
Where Barcelona, Spain When 5.56pm, Tuesday 28 February 2017
Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 600mm lens, 1/640th @ F8 Photographer G:lenn Dunbar