Be­tween the lines

F1 Racing (UK) - - PARADE -

The last time Paul Ri­card held the French GP (in 1990) I was only three, so this was the first time I’d shot a GP there. Since it last held an F1 race, the cir­cuit has been ex­ten­sively mod­i­fied and the run-off ar­eas have high­grip blue and red stripes lo­cated on the out­side of the track which are de­signed to slow cars down if they go off.

But you can have too much of a good thing, be­cause you can’t es­cape the stripes and this makes it harder to find a va­ri­ety of pic­tures.

I de­cided to ven­ture off to the Turn 11 grand­stand dur­ing FP3 and pho­tographed Seb Vet­tel from the very top. I don’t know why, but there is some­thing pleas­ing aes­thet­i­cally with how the car sits with the lines.

Where Paul Ri­card, France When 1.09pm, Satur­day 23 June 2018

De­tails Canon EOS-1DX, 200mm lens, 1/500th @ F4.5

: Andy Hone

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