A bird’s-eye view of Yas Marina Circuit
Each year the organisers of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are able to give photographers access to the Viceroy Hotel that overlooks the Yas Marina track.
Before Saturday morning’s practice session, I went to reception and was guided by a member of the hotel staff to a room above the walkway that spans across the circuit.
As you shoot into the light, you get a back-lit effect on the cars and the shadows really stand out. However, it’s the intricate mesh of the hotel’s roof that is really impressive.
It’s unusual to have a hotel within an F1 circuit, so it provides a great opportunity for guests - and photographers - to enjoy the views.
Details Canon EOS-1DX MKII, 14mm lens, 1/2000sec @ F5 Where Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi When 2.42pm, Saturday 25 November 2017