Bot­tas gets to grips with his new ma­chine

F1 Racing - - PARADE -

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

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