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The rst session in Bahrain on Friday morning is where the drivers try to familiarise themselves with the track. During the rst half hour of FP1 the teams are allocated an extra set of tyres, so drivers aren’t afraid of pushing to the limit. Consequently, you get a lot of brake-locking into Turn 10.
I was positioned on the outside of that tricky doubleleft, and that’s where I took this picture of Valtteri Bottas locking up his front-left tyre as he comes over the crest and descends into the braking zone. You can see that he’s looking for the apex because he’s preparing to rotate the Mercedes for a good exit out onto the long straight. Photographer L:orenzo Bellanca Where Sakhir, Bahrain When 4.30pm, Friday 14 April 2017
Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 600mm lens, 1/640th @ F8