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  • #266005
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    Hard to look past Alonso around the outside of Copse on Vettel. It was up there with his move on Schumacher around the outside of 130R in 2005. I thought there was going to be an enormous accident… The other thing that made this particular move so special was that he was on worn tyres compared to Seb who had just fitted a fresh set.

    #254222
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    @hunocsi Good spot! I hadn’t noticed the flow viz. The photo was taken during 2nd practice on Friday so that would make sense.

    @sato113 The shot was taken on the exit of turn 14, entry to turn 15. It was a great spot to photograph the cars. That is at least for the first 10 minutes of the session until we were asked to sit in our seats by the event staff…

    @force-maikel Thanks! I use a Canon 500D and alternated between a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 and a Sigma 150-500mm f/5.6-6.3.

    @ericok Great catalogue of the weekend! It looks like you were only a few blocks further down the grandstand from where I was during the race. You’d have had a great view of Jean Eric-Vernge sticking his wheel on the grass and getting sideways through turn 16!

    #254296
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    Here’s some video from the weekend as well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommycf1fan2013/sets/72157643054250095/

    Despite just using a phone for most of these, you get a reasonable comparison of the V10 vs V8 vs V6 engine sounds.

    #254233
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    @hunocsi – I hadn’t noticed the flow viz before. Good spot! The shot was taken during Friday practice so that makes sense.

    @sato113 – that shot was taken at the exit of turn 14

    @force-maikel – I use a Canon 500D and alternated between a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 and a Sigma 150-500mm f/5.6-6.3

    @ericok – Great catalogue of the weekend! It looks like you were just a few blocks along from where I was for the race. You’d have had a great view of Jean-Eric Vernge sticking his wheel on the grass and getting sideways through turn 16!

    #254232
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    I’ve just added a few new shots; mainly some closer ones from turn 3 and 14.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommycf1fan2013/sets/72157642733937003/

    #253938
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    Thanks Keith! Yeh, the McLaren attachment was during Friday practice. The noise will take a bit of getting used to. I quite like it and it’s still quite loud when all cars are on track at once. It was a little strange though being able to have a conversation 50 metres from the track while the cars were out. No chance of that with the V8s! I must say, it does sound much worse on TV though. Hopefully a change in microphones or audio calibration will be an improvement.

    Enigma, I was kinda annoyed when the marshal walked in front of me and blocked my view! So I figured I’d use it to my advantage! I think that’s my favourite shot of the weekend.

    #248250
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    Done!

    #246033
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    Most of the positives have already been mentioned. I must say a big negative for me was the seemingly poor safety exhibited this year. The most prominent incidents I remember were Webber’s loose wheel in China which unfortunately turned out to be a prelude to the shocking pit-lane incident in Germany which injured the FOM cameraman; Jules Bianchi’s Marussia rolling backwards unattended in Germany; the barrier obstructing the track in Monaco following Maldonado’s contact; and the farcical scenes of a 4WD cruising down the back straight in Korea before the safety car had been deployed. I feel that most of these incidents were quite preventable and utterly ridiculous in this age of Formula One which has prided itself on safety over the last couple of decades. I couldn’t help but feel these had arisen due a certain sense of complacency that a serious accident has not occured for quite some time. Given the tragedies we’ve seen in other series over the last few years, I think F1 needs to re-evaluate its procedures…

    #230889
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    I loved 2005 and 2007. Lots of cool aero pieces which I found gave the cars character; but not a stupid amount (like we had in 2008 with the fins on the nose and so on).

    #230490
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    So it is the FIA who is racist! :)

    #216195
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    @Keith Collantine I just had general admission for the 4 days. All my on track photos are from behind the fencing! The one of Button, Webber and Di Resta were from up on the hill at turn 9 & 10 during the race. I was quite surprised by how well some of those came out!

    #216193
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    I’ve not posted photos here before and I’ve just set up a Flickr profile so I could share my weekend with you all. Here’s hoping this works! Yet another amazing Australian Grand Prix!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommycf1fan2013/

    #169554
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    Time to come back to F1! hopefully he gets so miserable in NASCAR that he craves F1 like nothing else! i’d love to see him back

    #168897
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    Good to hear. I’ve got the same camera too so a very good comparison for you!

    #168894
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    No problem, I just sent an email to you with 3 photos. Hope it’s useful for you

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