Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-10-15

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-10-15

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10. How many logos and letters is NASCAR (or Charlotte Motor Speedway) going to keep putting all over the grass and track? It's quite possibly the busiest looking finish shot we've ever seen. Colorful though.

 

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


9. Fuji is without equal when it comes to scenic backdrops (when cloud cover isn't an issue).

 

#1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro: Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval, Tom Kristensen
#1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro: Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval, Tom Kristensen

Photo by: Audi Communications Motorsport

 


8. Speaking of backdrops. Roller coaster. Olympic Park. This is present-day F1.

 

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W05
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W05

Photo by: XPB Images

 


7. The always inspirational Alex Zanardi impressed in his long-distance triathlon debut, in Hawaii. He finished 247th out of 2187 competitors and completed 226 km. Incredible man.

 

Alex Zanardi competes in the Hawaii long-distance triathlon
Alex Zanardi competes in the Hawaii long-distance triathlon

Photo by: BMW AG

 


6. Cool angle on a sport that lends itself to this type of photography, from the smoke, to the cars, the "show" and the time of day.

 

Daijiro Yoshihara
Daijiro Yoshihara

Photo by: Larry Chen / formulad.com

 


5. The story of the Russian GP, right here.

 

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 locks up under braking beside team mate Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 at the start of the race
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 locks up under braking beside team mate Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 at the start of the race

Photo by: XPB Images

 


4. An impressive aftermath photo of V8 Supercars getting airborne (not an easy feat). Bathurst is awesome.

 

Warren Luff, HRT
Warren Luff, HRT

Photo by: Edge Photographics

 


3. Marc Marquez under the famous Motegi bridge.

 

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Photo by: Repsol Media

 


2. Crash photos that were shot while the photographer was panning are always hit and miss. But here, the car is still in focus milliseconds before slowing down due to impact. Bonus points for flying gravel (not frozen gravel, due to high shutter speed.)

 

Edward Jones crashes
Edward Jones crashes

Photo by: Alexander Trienitz

 


1. Fire wins again.

 

#9 Lotus CLM P1/01 - AER: Christophe Bouchut, James Rossiter, Pierre Kaffer goes up in flames
#9 Lotus CLM P1/01 - AER: Christophe Bouchut, James Rossiter, Pierre Kaffer goes up in flames

Photo by: World Endurance Championship

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