FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai 31st October 2014 – Blog

We don’t need to be in too early at the circuit today so we take this opportunity to have a late breakfast. A late breakfast for us is 8:00.

We are driven into the circuit the roads are full of crazy drivers

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My first job today is to capture images of the Drivers Briefing

Drivers Briefing - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Drivers Briefing - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Drivers Briefing - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Drivers Briefing - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Then Free Practice 1  90 minutes of action, I’m covering the track and I need to capture every car at least twice for stock images.

Alex MacDowall (GBR) / Darryl O'Young (CAN) / Fernando Rees (BRA) / drivers of car #99 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

David Cheng (USA) / Ho-Pin Tung (NLD) / Mark Patterson (USA) / drivers of car #35 LMP2 OAK RACING (FRA) Morgan - Judd Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Kirill Ladygin (RUS) / Viktor Shaitar (RUS) / Anton Ladygin (RUS) / drivers of car #37 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03-Nissan Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Serguey Zlobin (RUS) / Nicolas Minassian (FRA) / Maurizio Mediani (ITA) / drivers of car #27 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03-Nissan  Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Marcel Fassler (CHE) / Andre Lotterer (DEU) / Benoit Treluyer (FRA) / drivers of car #2 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU) Audi R18 e-tron quattro Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Porsche Banner Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

92 Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Marcel Fassler (CHE) / Andre Lotterer (DEU) / Benoit Treluyer (FRA) / drivers of car #2 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU) Audi R18 e-tron quattro Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Gianluca Roda (ITA) / Paolo Ruberti (ITA) / Matteo Cressoni (ITA) / Car #90 LMGTE AM 8 Star Motorsports (USA) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Richard Lietz (AUT) / Jorg Bergmeister (DEU) / Car #91 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) / Pedro Lamy (PRT) / Christoffer Nygaard (DNK) / Car #98 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Francois Perrodo (FRA) / Emmanuel Collard (FRA) / Matthieu Vaxiviere (FRA) / Car #75 LMGTE AM Prospeed Competition (BEL) Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Nicolas Prost (FRA) / Nick Heidfeld (DEU) / Mathias Beche (CHE) / Car #12 LMP1 Rebellion Racing (CHE) Rebellion Toyota R-One Free Practice 1 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Back to the media room to process the images and get them up on to the web. We select the fastest cars from LMP1-H, LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am. Then 15 minutes later I need to cover the Pre Event.

Pre Event Press Conference

Pre Event Press Conference - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Pre Event Press Conference - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Pre Event Press Conference - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Pre Event Press Conference - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

I have about 90 minutes to process more images before the Free Practice 2 commences.

James Rossiter (GBR) / Pierre Kaffer (DEU) / Lucas Auer (AUT) / drivers of car #9 LMP1 LOTUS (ROU) Lotus T129 - AER Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Christian Ried (DEU) / Wolf Henzler (DEU) / Khaled Al Qubaisi (ARE) / drivers of car #88 LMGTE AM Proton Competition (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Stephane Sarrazin (FRA) / Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) / drivers of car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

David Cheng (USA) / Ho-Pin Tung (NLD) / Mark Patterson (USA) / drivers of car #35 LMP2 OAK RACING (FRA) Morgan - Judd Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Alex MacDowall (GBR) / Darryl O'Young (CAN) / Fernando Rees (BRA) / drivers of car #99 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Davide Rigon (ITA) / James Calado (GBR) / drivers of car #71 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Romain Dumas (FRA) / Neel Jani (CHE) / Marc Lieb (DEU) / drivers of car #14 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid  Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Ed Brown (USA) / Johannes van Overbeek (USA) / David Brabham (GBR) / drivers of car #31 LMP2 EXTREME SPEED MOTORSPORTS (USA) HPD ARX 03B - Honda Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Davide Rigon (ITA) / James Calado (GBR) / drivers of car #71 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Christian Ried (DEU) / Wolf Henzler (DEU) / Khaled Al Qubaisi (ARE) / drivers of car #88 LMGTE AM Proton Competition (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Gianluca Roda (ITA) / Paolo Ruberti (ITA) / Matteo Cressoni (ITA) / drivers of car #90 LMGTE AM 8 Star Motorsports (USA) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Anthony Davidson (GBR) / Nicolas Lapierre (FRA) / Sebastien Buemi (CHE) / drivers of car #8 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid  Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Kirill Ladygin (RUS) / Viktor Shaitar (RUS) / Anton Ladygin (RUS) / drivers of car #37 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03-Nissan Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Roman Rusinov (RUS) / Olivier Pla (FRA) / Julien Canal (FRA) / drivers of car #26 LMP2 G-Drive Racing (RUS) Morgan-Nissan Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Davide Rigon (ITA) / James Calado (GBR) / drivers of car #71 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Roman Rusinov (RUS) / Olivier Pla (FRA) / Julien Canal (FRA) / drivers of car #26 LMP2 G-Drive Racing (RUS) Morgan-Nissan Free Practice 2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

The race started dry but ended up being wet very wet. My Canon 5D MK11 suffered a major problem when water got into the camera and effected the operating system. The camera is currently with Fixation and I’m talking to my insurance company.

More processing to get the images from race up on to the website. There is a common theme running through my blogs you can spend a lot of time processing images. Your work flow is very important and when processing a lot of images you need to get it right. My workflow due to replacement of a lap top, then replacing a camera has changed three times.

Richard Washbrooke Photography

Adrenal Media

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