Tripping the light fantastic
This photo was taken around 500 metres from the startline in Bahrain. I knew it would be a great vantage point because the cars, full of fuel, strike the asphalt and create sparks as they hit the bumps on the run down to Turn 1.
The combination of the sparks on the track work well with the coloured lights on top of the grandstand. And because the race starts at twilight, there’s a deep-blue backdrop.
Altogether, the mix of four different teams – Ferrari, Red Bull, Williams and Renault – produces this incredibly rich palette of colours. It’s shot on a slow shutter speed, so you really get a feel for the excitement of the race start. Photographer L:orenzo Bellanca Where Sakhir, Bahrain When 6.02pm, Sunday 16 April 2017
Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 85mm lens, 1/5th @ F10