Our Top Pictures from the Italian Grand PrixSeptember 8, 2020
Take a look through our hot shots from the Italian Grand Prix at Monza last weekend.
This week, Haas F1 Team photographer Andy Hone has chosen this capture of Romain speeding through Parabolica, as his no.1 capture from the Italian Grand Prix weekend.
Andy's Take: "A visit to the fastest place on the calendar to see an F1 car. If you ever get the chance to visit, Monza is absolutely staggering to see the cars out on track and it blows my mind every time how quick the cars are and also how quickly they can stop. The whole weekend is an absolute classic.
"There are iconic pictures to get like this one which is taken on the inside of the last corner, the Parabolica. We photographers have a tower that is purpose built that hangs over the cars around the middle of the corner.
"It really takes a while to get used to the movement of the cars and the line and also you are stood in an un-natural stance as you pan the cars elbows up. It’s shot on about 1/30th of a second so you really have to follow them perfectly to get the drivers helmet sharp."
Beautreeful: Monza is one of the more picturesque circuits on the calendar, with the 3.6 mile circuit located in the leafy public park of Parco di Monza. Romain is seen passing through the first Lesmo on Friday morning’s FP1.
Co-ordinate: Romain prepares for Friday’s second free practice session with his trainer Kim. Juggling tennis balls is ideal for hand-to-eye co-ordination, vital for F1 drivers.
Kicking up gravel: Plenty of drivers put a foot in the gravel trap on the exit of the Variante chicane over the weekend. Kevin pushed a little too hard and got out wide here in FP3 on Saturday morning.
Grid snack: Kevin munches on a pre-race banana on the grid before lights out at Monza.
Monza battles: Despite the dramatic race, we didn’t quite have the pace to be battling for points on Sunday. Romain though did finish as the highest-classified Ferrari powered car, and enjoyed a multi-lap battle with Williams’ George Russell, who he managed to keep behind at the conclusion of the 53-lap race.