Our photographer James Moy has been busy, picking out his favourite photos from the first week for testing.


One of the joys of winter testing for photographers is the low evening light. A dark exposure and backlighting add to the effect as Jolyon heads through the tricky final chicane.
Canon 1DX, 500mm lens, 1/1000th sec @ f16


The tyre marks show that this is a tricky part of the track. Not for Jolyon though, he is inch perfect.
I have used the colour and graphic lines of the run-off area to compose the image.
Canon 1DX, 500mm lens, 1/1000th sec @ f7.1


Seeing double ? Jolyon is reflected in the team trucks as he poses for a pre-season photoshoot.
Canon 1DX, 50mm lens, 1.640th sec @ f2.8


The brand new R.S.16 has not turned a wheel yet, but is about to be launched to the world media. A quiet moment in the garage to capture the car before it takes to the track for the first time.
Canon 1DX, 16-35mm lens, 1/80th sec @ f6.3


New colours, new driver and new procedures. Kevin looks towards his engineer from the cockpit and the chance to capture a nice portrait as he soaks in information from the new car.
Canon 1DX, 50mm lens, 1/160th @ f1.4


The final few minutes of each day gives us the chance to shoot into the setting sun. This shot is taken in the braking zone at the end of the back straight and by exposing for the sun gives this great golden effect.
Canon 1DX, 500mm lens, 1/1000th sec @ f16


A little smile after Kevin’s first run in the new R.S.16. A nice relaxed portrait from inside the team garage.
Canon 1DX, 70-200mm lens, 1/500th @ f2.8


A unique view of a driver at work. This shot is taken from the roof of the pit building and really highlights how tight the cockpit of an F1 car is.
Canon 1DX, 70-200mm lens, 1/500th sec @ f8


This effect is created by using a very slow shutter speed of 1/15th of a second. By following the car very smoothly with the camera you aim to keep the helmet in focus but also show the speed of the car as it passes.
Canon 1DX, 500mm lens, 1/15th sec @ f32


Kevin hunts down a competitor as the setting sun brings the first winter test of 2016 to a close. A beautiful band of golden light illuminates part of the track and the cars as they pass through turn 12.
Canon 1DX, 500mm lens, 1/1000th sec @ f11

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