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Andy Hone
Photographer Andy Hone
Where Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Australia
When Sunday, March 25, 2018
Details Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB14 Tag Heuer, spins in the path of Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team VF-18 Ferrari.
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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.

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