The shadow man
The French GP started late due to the fact England were playing Panama in the World Cup. It meant the podium ceremony didn’t take place until nearly 6pm and the sun was low in the sky, despite it being the week of the summer solstice.
Initially, I went for a head-on vantage point for the podium, but discovered too many other photographers had taken up that space, so I moved around to the side for a back-lit shot.
Unfortunately, the drivers didn’t come forward when they were spraying the champagne, but right at the end race winner Lewis Hamilton did appear and acknowledged his team by pointing down to them.
Even in silhouette, there’s no mistaking who it is.
Where Paul Ricard, France When 6.01pm, Sunday 24 June 2018
Details Canon EOS-1DX, 500mm lens, 1/5000th @ F5
: Andy Hone