Between the lines
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