Mark Sutton – Life Through The Lens – Hungarian Grand Prix – Contrasting Fortunes

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari SF15-T passes Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren MP4-30 pushing his car with Marshals at Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Hungaroring, Hungary, Saturday 25 July 2015.

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari SF15-T passes Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren MP4-30 pushing his car with Marshals at Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Hungaroring, Hungary, Saturday 25 July 2015.

Camera model: Nikon D4S | Exposure time: 1/1000s | Aperture: F13 | ISO speed: 200

Contrasting Fortunes

This was qualifying, in Q2. I had been editing up until the end of Q1 and then got out on track for the middle session. I saw Fernando Alonso crawling round the corner and knew he wouldn’t be able to get up the hill, so he’d have to get out of the car – and immediately there’s a picture. So he pulled up and the marshals took a while to get to him and he started pushing it. I managed to catch a shot of Vettel’s Ferrari passing Alonso pushing the car. I thought it was quite a nice picture because Alonso left McLaren for Ferrari and Vettel took his seat. This image shows the contrasting fortunes they’re having this year – even more so as Vettel went on to win the race.

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 suffered engine failure in FP2 at Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice, Hungaroring, Hungary, Friday 24 July 2015. BEST IMAGE

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 suffered engine failure in FP2 at Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice, Hungaroring, Hungary, Friday 24 July 2015.
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Camera model: Nikon D4S | Exposure time: 1/125s Aperture: F22 | ISO speed : 200

Up In Smoke

This was FP2 and I’d been at the chicane, getting shots of cars jumping the chicane, so I went off to look for some other angles. It was quite hot but I decided to walk and I saw this pan shot against the crowd and put my long lens down. As I put the long lens down the crowd started cheering and I looked up and there was Daniel Ricciardo right in front of me, plume of smoke coming out of the back. I thought he was about to catch fire so I put my other camera down, took the longer lens off for the wide-angle one and this here is the first shot I got pretty much. It was just amazing, he stopped right in front of me and I don’t think many other photographers got this shot. He then came over and had a little chat because he was concerned about how he was going to get back to the pit lane!

Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 pit stop with rear puncture at Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Hungaroring, Hungary, Sunday 26 July 2015. BEST IMAGE

Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 pit stop with rear puncture at Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Hungaroring, Hungary, Sunday 26 July 2015.
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Camera model: Nikon D4 | Exposure time: 1/1600s | Aperture: F8 | ISO speed : 400

A game-changing moment

I did about 30 minutes of the race and then arranged to go up on the roof, which puts you in pole position for the finish shot, parc ferme and podium. As I got up there it was all kicking off – there were cars coming down the pit lane behind the safety car and I couldn’t understand why until I saw the replay. And then everything just happened in front of me, pit-stops, drive-throughs, everything. Being that nearby was great and I was right on top of Mercedes’ pit box so when Rosberg came in with his puncture I was right there to capture that because it was one of the key moments in the race and could be one of the big moments in the championship fight with Lewis Hamilton.

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