Picture Perfect : China Grand Prix

Heavy rain in Shanghai meant that there was very little track action during practice for the Chinese GP. However on Saturday the sun came out briefly, and the water that had collected overnight remained on top of the tyre barrier and created this wonderful reflection that provides the foreground for this image.

Standing at the end of the epic1.2km back straight, Nico is captured under heavy breaking as he prepares to attack the 2nd gear hairpin. By positioning a wide angle lens millimetres above the puddle and panning smoothly with the car, a unique image is created.

Photographer: Laurent Charniaux

Saturday 8th April, 12.19pm

Canon 1DX, 16-35mm lens, 1/500th sec @ f7.1