You can usually rely on there being some drama at Turn 1 in Singapore, so for the start I picked out a spot in the photographers’ tower that’s part of the main grandstand. My plan was to shoot with a wider lens than normal to capture the illuminated Singapore signage in frame as well as the start, so I was on a 70-200mm zoom.
Then, as the chaos unfolded, I followed the Ferraris and Red Bulls all the way through their shunt, so I also captured Fernando Alonso’s exit after they hit him – when he appeared in my viewfinder he was already well off the ground.
It was a real shame because he was up to third and potentially on for his best result of the year. You can understand why he took out his frustration on the wall in his private room back at the Mclaren hospitality area!