DPPI Photo Of The Week #62

DPPI Photo Of The Week #62

25.07.2019: DPPI Images has been providing photographic coverage of major motorsport competitions for 54 years. Every weekend, our photographers travel to the world’s most prestigious circuits and rallies. From the thousands of shots they take, we ask each of them to

DPPI Images has been providing photographic coverage of major motorsport competitions for 54 years. Every weekend, our photographers travel to the world’s most prestigious circuits and rallies. From the thousands of shots they take, we ask each of them to select just one and tell the story behind it.





FIA WEC Season 8 Prologue - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya


Canon EOS-1D X - Lens: 500mm




As another record-breaking heatwave swept over Europe, FIA World Endurance Championship contenders travelled to this week’s pre-‘Season 8’ Prologue test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.



The conditions proved exceptionally harsh not only on the cars and drivers, but also on the photographers who were submitted to real-feel, track-side temperatures of around 45°C as the sunlight bounced off the Montmelo asphalt.



Shortly after 8pm, the searing heat we had been exposed to since early morning cooled a little but the sky seemed to come alight in spectacular style. In this shot, the 2018/2019 title-winning N°8 Toyota seems to be picking a path through the incandescent lava flow…


François Flamand

 



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