Turn right, look left
I always try to find a corner where you can see the drivers are really on the limit, and where it’s possible to capture this in a single image. This is Turn 3 in Singapore, shot from a photographers’ tower to give it an elevated angle. There’s the bonus of some background colour that blurs nicely, thanks to the slow shutter speed, which also emphasises the flat-out nature of qualifying.
What makes this shot of Carlos Sainz more unusual is that you can see his head – and, thanks to the clear visor, his eyes – looking towards the big screen on his left. That’s real skill: going flat-out, but with enough mental bandwidth to check what his rivals are doing.