Picture Perfect : Russian Grand Prix

This week we have chosen a portrait photo as our favourite shot from the Russian Grand Prix. Photographing F1 drivers within the garage environment is a very different skill to capturing them on track. Here we witness a moment of calm in the cockpit, as Daniel watches the timing monitors intently during qualifying. The high sides of the headrest means he can almost hide away from a prying lens. Putting all of the focus on just one eye, the viewer gets a good idea of the level of composure and concentration required to absorb all of the telemetry and data in front of him.

Canon 1DX, 50mm lens, 1/125th @ f1.4

Saturday 28th September 2019, 3.12pm

Photographer: Laurent Charniaux