Formula 1

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Sunday saw the start of the 2010 Formula 1 Season, the 60th season of Formula 1 Racing and what a season it promises to be.

19 races around the world, 4 new teams, 1 new circuit (Korea), 4 World Champions lining up on the grid, an all British team (McLaren) with 2 back-to-back World Champions as team mates and the return of 7 time World Champion Michael Schumacher to the erstwhile Silver Arrows (and now all German Mercedes GP) team. This season is deemed to be one of the most exciting seasons ever.

And it just feels like yesterday when I got the opportunity to witness this sporting spectacle in person when I attended the 2008 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. 2008 was the year in which Lewis Hamilton won his World Championship title with McLaren and this race, in particular, would’ve been special for Lewis as he won this race by a mile in front of more than 90,000 British supporters.

From a photography point of view, it is always a challenge to photograph a F1 car speeding down the track in excess of a 180 m/h. But a good challenge to have nevertheless. I wanted to share some of the snaps* I took over the three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) that made up the race weekend.

Lewis’ distinctive yellow helmet

Lewis Hamilton out on track

Both the McLaren cars – Lewis and then team-mate Heikki Kovalainen

To see the rest of the snaps in this set, kindly follow the links below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Sports/2008-F1-British-Grand-Prix/11517123_6UYHx

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Sports/2008-F1-British-GP-Set2/11517967_GH9Bc

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

 

 

*- snaps taken with the Canon 350D.

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