The story behind the shot
Max Gets into a Spin
For Australia, I decided to shoot the start of the race from the outside of Turn 2. I chose to stay by the barriers rather than up in the photographers’ tower, as I think you get a much more dynamic shot close to the track. In the early stages, Max Verstappen was pushing hard as he was stuck behind the Haas of Kevin Magnussen. I believe he damaged his diffuser, which caused him to spin in Turn 2. I was pre-focused with the camera on a specific part of the kerb, but when his car took a different trajectory I had to suddenly press the autofocus button while trying to follow the spinning car as best as I could. It required lightning fast reactions to capture.