FIA WEC 6h Silverstone 15th 16th and 17th April 2016 – Blog

It was great to back again photographing the FIA WEC 6h Silverstone 2016. This time I was photographing for E-Racing Magazine.

Walking through the media door it was great to catch up with colleges and old friends from 2014 season. Even some of the drivers recognised me which made it easy when trying to get portraits shots.

Silverstone is a bit of a concrete jungle so to try and find some interesting angles is a challenge. Supplying images to E-Racing Magazine I new before I arrived what I needed to photograph. Track action, Pits, Garage, Drivers, Mechanics, Fans, Cars, Action and Luck

15th April 2016 – Walk the pits and garage – Free Practice 1 – Free Practice 2

 

Walking the pits and garage is a great way to get up close with the drivers and teams. Say hello to few faces from the past. These cars are amazing and I get a realy buzz walking down the pit lane. The technology on some of these cars is outstanding and watching the teams working together to get these cars running at their full potential is a great priviledge.

I’m constantly looking for a something different but I also need to make sure I photograph as much detail as I can. My first thought is to make sure E-Racing Magazine have the images to fill their publication.

Practice 1 and Practice 2 its great to get on the track and to capture the cars put through their paces.

16th April 2016 – Free Practice 3 – Qualifying LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am – Qualifying LMP1 & LMP2 – Press Conference

16th is my Birthday nice birthday treat. Today we had sleet/snow in the pit lane. Practice 3 became a bit of a non starter. Great opportunity to get the drivers and their reactions to it snowing in the pit lane.

17th April 2016 – Pit Walk – Autograph Session – Race

 

Race day the weather was going to be kind to us. The start of the race is one of the most important part of the race to capture. The first corner so much can happen, lucky for the cars everyone got round in one piece.

I spent most of the race out on the track capturing the cars at different corners with view of looking for car battles and lots of action. The last hour was spent in the pits, tyre changes, refuelling and driver changes. So much can happen in the pit lane and you need eyes in the back of your head. The refuelling of the Toyota car resulted in flames coming out of the engine grills. Right place right time. Lucky for the team the falme were extinguished within seconds.

Next race in the FIA WEC calendar is Spa-Francorchamps. I love this circuit looking forward to some great racing.

www.richardwashbrooke.com

E-Racing Magazine

 

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