Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-08-31

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-08-31

Welcome to this week's top 10 photos chosen by our own photo editors. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did selecting these photos.

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10. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
10. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
1/10

Photo by: XPB Images

Dutch fans were out in force for the Belgian GP. The packed grandstands and smoke really reminded us of what F1 was like in the "good old days" whatever that might mean to you.
9. #18 M.Racing - YMR Ligier JSP3 - Nissan: Thomas Laurent, Yann Ehrlacher, Alexandre Cougnaud
9. #18 M.Racing - YMR Ligier JSP3 - Nissan: Thomas Laurent, Yann Ehrlacher, Alexandre Cougnaud
2/10

Photo by: Vision Sport Agency

Paul Ricard is a love/hate deal with photographers. It's setting is beautiful, and those lines in the run-off areas are pretty hypnotic. But the flat, characterless circuit itself gets old very quickly.
8. Start: #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes AMG GT3: Tristan Vautier, Felix Rosenqvist leads
8. Start: #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes AMG GT3: Tristan Vautier, Felix Rosenqvist leads
3/10

Photo by: Vision Sport Agency

Look at all those GT3 beasts coming right at you. Mercedes, Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, McLaren, BMW all represented.
7. Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India
7. Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India
4/10

Photo by: XPB Images

Eau Rouge goodness.
6. Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport
6. Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport
5/10

Photo by: GP2 Series Media Service

Speaking of Eau Rouge, this is always an impressive point of view for photographers. There's really no way to convey the sense of danger/speed/power. But the pretty sky helps.
5. Garth Tander, Holden Racing Team
5. Garth Tander, Holden Racing Team
6/10

Photo by: Dirk Klynsmith

A fun use of a photographer's worst enemy: fencing.
4. Race winner Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
4. Race winner Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
7/10

Photo by: GM Racing

The young gun finally got one. And he celebrated appropriately.
3. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid with the Halo cockpit cover
3. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid with the Halo cockpit cover
8/10

Photo by: Daimler AG

From this angle, the Halo is kinda sorta OK to look at. Maybe.
2. Podium: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing with Mark Webber
2. Podium: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing with Mark Webber
9/10

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

Mark Webber drinking champagne from Ricciardo's boot. Fantastic.
1. Bryce Menzies jumps 115 meters to break the world record
1. Bryce Menzies jumps 115 meters to break the world record
10/10

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

This image doesn't even compute in our brains. Bonus points for the shadow in the middle driving through town.
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