Grand Prix Formula 1 Qualifying Session
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Grand Prix Formula 1 Qualifying Session

James Hunt in his Wolf Racing F1 car entering a right hairpin turn during a qualifying session at a Long Beach Grand Prix Formula 1 race. This image was captured from one of the Media towers provided by the race organizers for photographers and news crews. Documenting Formula 1 can be very exhausting, because the circuit is large and varied. Even with a press credential there is lots of walking and competing with other photographers for the prime spots around the track. It was essential to do some scouting the day before a race, walking the track to figure out the ideal places to stand in order to capture the best images. Fittingly, the notion of jockeying for "first place" translated to those shooting the event too--though surely at a fraction of what drivers must feel!

Location: Long Beach, CA.