FIA WEC Austin 19th September 2014 – Blog

One day to go to the race there is still a lot to do. First thing is the Free Practice #3 – FIA WEC to photograph. We have a check list of things to get banners, sponsors and cars. we hope to have these in place by the end of Free Practice #3

Timo Bernhard (DEU) / Mark Webber (AUS) / Brendon Hartley (NZL) drivers of car #20 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid Free Practice #3 - FIA WEC 6 hours race of the 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas - Austin - Texas - USA Stephen Wyatt (AUS) / Michele Rugolo (ITA) / Andrea Bertolini (ITA) drivers of car #81 LMGTE AM AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia Scott Sharp (USA) / Ryan Dalziel (GBR) / Ed Brown (USA) drivers of car #30 LMP2 EXTREME SPEED MOTORSPORTS (USA) HPD ARX 03B Davide Rigon (ITA) / James Calado (GBR) drivers of car #71 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice #3 - FIA WEC 6 hours race of the 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas - Austin - Texas - USA Jeffrey Segal (USA) / Gianluca Roda (ITA) / Paolo Ruberti (ITA) drivers of car #90 LMGTE AM 8 Star Motorsports (USA) Ferrari F458 Italia and Lucas Di Grassi (BRA) / Loic Duval (FRA) / Tom Kristensen (DNK) drivers of car #1 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU)

Later in the day we have the qualifying 25 minutes to set a time that will dictate where they start from the grid. First up is the LMGTE-Pro and the LMGTE-Am teams

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The opportunity to take images from the top of the tower was agreed. The observation tower was designed by Miro Rivera Architects, 419 stairs and is 230ft above ground level. This offers a 360 degrees view of the track. From this height i was able to capture the Qualifying – FIA WEC LMP1 and LMP2 teams.

Free Practice #3 - FIA WEC 6 hours race of the 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas - Austin - Texas - USA Nicolas Prost (FRA) / Nick Heidfeld (DEU) / Mathias Beche (CHE) drivers of car #12 LMP1 Rebellion Racing (CHE) Rebellion Toyota R-One Free Practice #3 - FIA WEC 6 hours race of the 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas - Austin - Texas - USA Matthew Howson (GBR) / Richard Bradley (GBR) / Tsugio Matsuda (JPN) drivers of car #47 LMP2 KCMG (HKG) Oreca 03-Nissan Free Practice #3 - FIA WEC 6 hours race of the 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas - Austin - Texas - USA

The highlight as i travelled round the track in my buggy a rainbow came out. I was hoping to capture this at the top while i photographed the second qualifying. Perfect timing.

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I took a Panoramic shot from my iPhone which has come out ok

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The qualifying finished 7.00pm and sunset was on the way. The views were amazing and very special.

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Back to the media room to finish my editing of my images. Another long day.

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