Our top pictures from the Tuscan Grand PrixSeptember 15, 2020
A flick through the photos that told the story of our Tuscan Grand Prix.
On our first visit to Mugello, the Tuscan circuit certainally delivered a spectacular weekend, both on the track and through the lens.
As usual, Haas F1 Team photographer Andy Hone has chosen his favorite capture of the weekend, which this week sees Romain Grosjean storming through the Tuscan undulations on Saturday afternoon.
Andy's Take: "Mugello was a relatively new track for most of the people there. I had only been there once before for testing about seven years ago and strangely couldn’t remember an awful lot about the place.
"This means us doing a bit more homework and doing a proper track walk. It’s great circuit and there are lots of pictures even avoiding all the advertising hoardings (which we try to avoid for aesthetics).
"This photo was taken at the far end of the circuit overlooking two bits of track on 1/15th of a second, but as qualifying started the wind picked up making it that bit more difficult to follow the cars through this section."
Sliding into the weekend: Romain plays a game of ‘the steps are lava’ on his way from the car park to the paddock on Thursday’s media day.
One in, one out: Romain’s car crew wheel #8 from the FIA garage as car #20’s mechanics prepare to take Kevin’s VF-20 for scrutineering, on Thursday afternoon.
Giro di Mugello: Kevin doesn’t normally do track walks on a Thursday, preferring instead a ‘track talk’ with his engineers. But this being a new circuit, he took a look on two wheels on Thursday evening, alongside his trainer Nicklas.
Arrabbiata: In Friday free practice, Kevin flies through the fastest corners on the circuit: Arrabbiata 1 and 2, which could be taken flat out on low fuel runs.
Keeping Watch: Team Principal Guenther Steiner keeps an eye on proceedings in the garage during FP2, from the Haas F1 Team Pit Wall.
Tuscan Vistas: The fast flowing Mugello circuit was a favourite with the fans and drivers, but that added to the beautiful rolling Tuscan hillsides, offered a phenomenal visual experience for the limited fans which were permitted to the race weekend for the first time this season, amidst Coronavirus precautions.
Safety Car Chaos: Well this image certainly wasn’t one of our favourites from Mugello, but we couldn’t leave out the most talked about moment of the weekend. Unfortunately Kevin was caught up in the accident which occurred at the end of the first safety car period. He and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz climb out of their wrecked cars after the pile-up, which also claimed Antonio Giovinazzi and Nicholas Latifi.
1000 up: Romain enjoyed a couple of battles with Charles Leclerc (pictured) and Sebastian Vettel, in what was Ferrari’s 1000th race in Formula 1. Unfortunately Romain’s car had picked up significant damage from an opening lap collision, which had a serious impact on the aero efficiency. Despite getting up to P9 after the race’s second re-start, he dropped behind both Burgundy Ferraris and out of the points.