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Steven Tee
Photographer Steven Tee
Where Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Australia
When Sunday, March 25, 2018
Details Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1st position, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, 2nd position, and Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 3rd position, celebrate with Champagne on the podium as confetti rains down.
The story behind the shot

Ticker Tape Parade

This is the first podium of the season – Albert Park – and once again hundreds of thousands of pieces of ticker tape shoot out from two cannons while the top three drivers are celebrating on the rostrum. I’m able to access the walkway above the podium because we supply images for the Australian GP organisers. The only other people up here were an FOM TV cameraman and some of the new ‘grid kids’ with their parents. The trick to this shot is to pre-focus the camera in the area the drivers are going to be and to keep shooting. There is so much ticker tape that you usually only manage to get one or two usable frames.