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WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: 2016 6HRS OF SILVERSTONE

It was like the golden-era of LMP1 hybrids, there were rumours and rumbles that both the VAG teams (Porsche and Audi) were leaving at some point in the aftermath of dieselgate, but no one wanted to believe it and looking back I don't blame them one bit, because the actual racing between them and Toyota was incredible.

Practice & Quali Shots

Bit of an oddity happened here, it was mid-April, yet we ended up with snow during one of the practice sessions. I had a freshly bought camera and was super paranoid about damaging so I dared not go out into the snow (which was ironic given that it would later turn out to be faulty with a habit of spewing crap onto the censor).

I didn't bother reading the manual, as I've always found it's better to get a feel while actually using a new camera. This of course meant going absolutely crazy with the shutter speeds to see what this new camera could do, even if the ambient light was quite dark.

Yes... that's snow... in April...

Race Shots

This was really one of the more memorable races I got to shoot for a number of reasons. The light was amazing, there was sun from start to finish and the clouds in the sky were perfectly arranged to completely fill the sky without hiding the blue sky and blocking out the sun. Also, there was an insane amount of battles between the LMP1 cars throughout the race, although I didn't capture THAT accident, as I was on the oppose end of the track (I'm generally not a fan of crash shoots). While Toyota were kind of nowhere with their clear focus on Le Mans exclusively, the Porsche vs Audi battle stole the show: Porsche had them on the straights with their insane acceleration, while Audi completely steam-rolled the corners with their maximum-downforce approach. Audi would come out on top but would later be DQ'd for excessive underside wear.

I tried to get a four in one....

#WEC #FIAWEC #Photography #Audi #Porsche #Toyota #Motorsport

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