Our Top Pictures from the Spanish Grand PrixAugust 17, 2020
It's that time of week again where we look back over our favorite five pictures from the grand prix weekend, this weekend from Spain's Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.
This week's no.1 choice by official Haas F1 Team photographer Andy Hone is this amazing shot of Romain Grosjean passing down the pit straight on lap 43 under the leaden skies, with the rain-front approaching the circuit.
Andy's Take: "Storm clouds loomed towards the end of the Spanish Grand Prix - who knows what could have been if the heavens had opened as it looked like it would.
"This picture we normally do in winter testing (3/4 of the way down the pit straight). At that time of year, you can usually see snow capped Pyrenean mountains as a backdrop. This time though the track was fully sunlit with huge dramatic clouds making a really contrasting setting.
"Technically not a very difficult picture but all of the conditions had to come together and were changing by the minute. The cars are going so quick at this point, you have to endure a few hits from stray bits of rubber flung up by the cars like BB pellets."
La Haas Familia: Romain and Kevin answer questions in Thursday's FIA Drivers’ Press Conference, in front of Barcelona's most famous building, La Sagrada Familia Basilica.
Mi casa, su casa: Kevin Magnussen flies through turn 7, in front of one of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya’s permanent buildings.
Romain Fro-jean! Andy captured Romain heading down the main straight, in front of his larger-than-life image adorned on the bannering on the grandstand opposite the pit buildings. And captured from this angle, it gave each of the drivers a rather interesting hairstyle, especially when the image was spun upside down!
All lined up and ready to go: Guenther joins Romain Grosjean’s car crew on the grid – lining up ahead of the Spanish and Catalan anthems sung before the start of the race.