We all knew that if Lewis Hamilton won the world championship he would perform his celebrations within the Foro Sol stadium section. To prepare for this, all of LAT’S photographers were positioned in various locations around the spectator arena.
Unlike 2017, he performed his donuts closer to the crowd and right in front of where I was stationed, so I was able to capture him mid-spin.
I presume he still had to be delicate on his car’s engine and gearbox, which have to last for another race, so he only performed two spin turns.
That puts a premium on getting shots like this right first time.
Where Mexico City, Mexico When 2.53pm, Sunday 28th November 2018 Details Canon EOS-1DX MKII, 500mm lens, 1/500th @ F6.3