The shadow man

F1 Racing (UK) - - PARADE -

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

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