The Collection

Buy this image
Glenn Dunbar
Photographer Glenn Dunbar
Where Shanghai International Circuit, China
When Sunday, April 15, 2018
Details Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing, 1st position, sprays Champagne on the podium.
The story behind the shot

Lovely Jubbly

At every grand prix there is a platform built for 40-50 photographers to stand on so we can capture images of the drivers lifting their trophies and celebrating on the podium. To access the platform in good time, we have a special pitlane tabard, but we still need to ensure we get our position early at the head of the queue. The platform is quite high, so we’re nearly at the same height as the podium itself and for this particular shot of Daniel Ricciardo celebrating his Chinese GP win, I decided to fit a larger 500mm lens. By shooting with that lens, it tightens the field of view and the compression gives this nice effect with the champagne.