FIA WEC 6 hours of Fuji 11th October 2014 – Blog

In early for the third practice.

Dominik Kraihamer (AUT) / Andrea Belicchi (ITA) / Fabio Leimer (CHE) / drivers of car #13 LMP1 Rebellion Racing (CHE) Rebellion Toyota R-One  Practice 3 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan James Rossiter (GBR) / Pierre Kaffer (DEU) / Christopher Bouchut (FRA) / drivers of car #9 LMP1 LOTUS (ROU) Lotus T129 - AER Practice 3 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Stephane Sarrazin (FRA) / Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) / drivers of car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid Practice 3 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Kirill Ladygin (RUS) / Viktor Shaitar (RUS) / Anton Ladygin (RUS) / drivers of car #37 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03-Nissan Practice 3 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Marcel Fassler (CHE) / Andre Lotterer (DEU) / Benoit Treluyer (FRA) / drivers of car #2 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU) Audi R18 e-tron quattro Practice 3 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Alex MacDowall (GBR) / Darryl O'Young (CAN) / Fernando Rees (BRA) / drivers of car #99 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Practice 3 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan  Patrick Pilet (DEU) / Frederic Makowiecki (FRA) / drivers of car #92 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - JapanGianluca Roda (ITA) / Paolo Ruberti (ITA) Jeffrey Segal (USA) / drivers of car #90 LMGTE AM 8 Star Motorsports (USA) Ferrari F458 Italia Practice 3 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Next Pit lane and Autograph Session with the fans. The Japanese fans are amazing they love their motor racing.

Pit Walk and Autograph Session for the fans at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Pit Walk and Autograph Session at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Pit Walk and Autograph Session at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Pit Walk and Autograph Session at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Grid Girls - Pit Walk and Autograph Session for the fans at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Grid Girls - Pit Walk and Autograph Session for the fans at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Pit Marshall at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Fuji Girls - Pit Walk and Autograph Session for the fans at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Next it’s the qualifying session 30 mins for LMPG and HLMP. This time instead of being on the track we stayed in the pit lane and garages of the leading cars.

Garage Ambience qualifying LMGTE Am Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) / Pedro Lamy (PRT) / Christoffer Nygaard (DNK) / drivers of car #98 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Garage Ambience qualifying Kristian Poulsen (DNK) / David Heinemeir Hansson (DNK) / drivers of car #95 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefec Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) / Pedro Lamy (PRT) / Christoffer Nygaard (DNK) / drivers of car #98 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Qualifies pole for the LMGTE AM at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Toyota Pit Lane Ambience Qualifying LMP1 Anthony Davidson (GBR) / Nicolas Lapierre (FRA) / Sebastien Buemi (CHE) / drivers of car #8 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Toyota Pit Lane Ambience Qualifying LMP1 Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) / driver of car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Toyota Pit Lane Ambience Qualifying Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Stephane Sarrazin (FRA) / Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) / drivers of car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Audi Pit Lane Ambience Qualifying  at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Audi Pit Lane Ambience Qualifying  at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Qualifying LMP1 Mark Webber (AUS) driver of car #20 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Porsche Pit Lane Ambience during Qualifying LMP1 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Qualifying LMP1 Timo Bernhard (DEU) / Mark Webber (AUS) / Brendon Hartley (NZL) / drivers of car #20 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Michelin Tyre Anthony Davidson (GBR) / Nicolas Lapierre (FRA) / Sebastien Buemi (CHE) / drivers of car #8 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid win pol position for the Qualifying LMP1 at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

We want to catch the teams celebrating when they get pole. This can be difficult if two top teams are a few garages away e.g. Toyta and Porsche. You have to juggle between each garage looking at the times. Toyota get the fastest lap and qualify pole and I’m in the right place right time.

Straight after this we head off to the driver press conference

Qualifying Press Conference Sebastien Buemi (CHE) / driver of car #8 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid puts his car on pole  Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Media at the Qualifying press Conference Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Qualifying Press Conference Anthony Davidson (GBR) driver of car #8 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid  Hybrid puts his car on pole  Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan Qualifying Press Conference   Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Then across the room to the Mixed zone in the media Centre to capture candid shots of the drivers being interviewed.

Andre Lotterer Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Mark Webber Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Alex Wurz Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Fernando Rees Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Paul Dalla Lana Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Benoit Treluyer Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Loic Duval Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

James Rossiter Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Kazuki Nakajima Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Tom Kristensen Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Andre Lotterer Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Alex MacDowell Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Fernando Rees Media Interviews with drivers at Fuji Speedway - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Then back for more processing the images we have taken that day need to be up for our colleagues to use them.

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