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Hi everyone,

Today was the open house day (pit lane walk) at the Canadian F1 GP. Here are a few pics that I took while going around. I hope you enjoy some of them.

'll be attending the whole weekend so I'll probably show some more later.
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Re: Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Open house day
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 09:46:55 PM »
And a few more...

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Re: Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Open house day
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 03:32:24 AM »
Great photos mate, I especially like the 1st (as it’s a McLaren), but what’s that orange and silver car?  Is that one of those little Peugeot 2 seater CC thingy, the one with the 1.6 litre engine??
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 07:40:15 AM »
Great photos mate, I especially like the 1st (as it’s a McLaren), but what’s that orange and silver car?  Is that one of those little Peugeot 2 seater CC thingy, the one with the 1.6 litre engine??

Thanks!

 The car is a Ferarri 458 Challenge. I'll try to post some more tonight, but the event is super crowded this year so I won't be shooting the race.
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Re: Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Open house day
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 12:48:57 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 12:55:08 PM »
Very nice series. I love the first one.   8)Well done

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 02:39:12 PM »
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Re: Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Open house day
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 05:03:50 PM »
Great shots :)  I bet you're glad you went for the pit lane walk this year.  Looking forward to seeing the rest of your shots - especially Dan! :D
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Re: Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Open house day
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 09:30:45 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the kind words, I've had a lot of fun taking those images from the pitwalk. If you ever have a chance to go to one, I strongly recommend you do.

The weekend was just awesome with ideal weather and great racing. Today, the F1 race was just thrilling and a lot happened at ths Senna esses where I was seating. That Massa-Perez incident was just terrifying to witness first hand and a similar incident happened in the Ferrari challenge earlier today. I wish I hadn't left the camera home...

As for further pictures, I've not had the time to really go through the images from friday and saturday. I am also a bit worried of the results as I've experimented with slower shutter speeds than I've used in the past and I'm afraid the keeper rate is going to be pretty low...

Please stay tuned.
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Re: Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Open house day
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 08:15:57 AM »
What was the crowd like for the pit walk there?  Over the last few years here they've had a morning and afternoon walk with a quite a few thousand crowding the lane for each of the 30 minute sessions. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 10:10:57 PM »
What was the crowd like for the pit walk there?  Over the last few years here they've had a morning and afternoon walk with a quite a few thousand crowding the lane for each of the 30 minute sessions.

As opposed to the ticketed crowd on the following days, the Thursday morning crowd was less than I would have expected. The lineup to meet the drivers and get a autograph was massive, but in the pitlane itself to see the cars, it was pretty manageable. The pit lane was open all morning and once there, you could stay as long as it was opened. I think the weather forecast made people stay home, but in ended up just providing photogenic skies. Peop^le were generally nice but the team members were not really open for a chat...

Here are some images showing how it was like in terms of attendance. Nothing fancy...

Edit : I'm stil editing the images from friday and saturday, I had a few thousands so it takes time filtering out the few good ones. I really messed many shots with poor management of exposure in full manual. I did not realize the light changed so much during the day...
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Re: Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Open house day
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2014, 08:22:53 AM »
Thanks very much for that!  The pit lane does look a lot more manageable.  The problem we have is that all the support events have their practice sessions on the Thursday which helps in rubbering in the track but leaves limited time for the pit walks.

I know what you mean about the changing light over the course of the day.  An old joke about the weather in Melbourne is 'if you don't like the weather now just wait 5 minutes!'.  ;D
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Re: Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Open house day
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2014, 09:59:53 AM »
Nice pics. Somewhat different to the time I went to Mosport for the CDP in the late 70's. Saw James Hunt sneaking into a caravan with a tasty blonde so I shouted to him and he turned around...snap!

Used to do the British every year and got a drivers pass once, allowing me to stay in the pit lane until the race was about to start. Try that nowadays, no chance.

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2014, 09:30:36 PM »
Thanks again to everyone for the nice comments and for your patience waiting for the track outings pictures. Here are a few that I salvaged from the mess of underexposed and blurry images I took of the cars on track. I will keep on looking at what I've gathered and see if there is anything more to add, surely somethings from the support races.

I hope you'll like some of them.
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2014, 09:33:16 PM »
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