Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-09-21

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-09-21

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10. Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-31
10. Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-31
1/10

Photo by: McLaren

The Singapore GP is so scenic and exotic-looking (run in city streets and at night) that a photographer could spend the entire race weekend in tall buildings and get something original all day. It's a fabulous place.
9. Marc Lieb, Porsche Team
9. Marc Lieb, Porsche Team
2/10

Photo by: Porsche Motorsport

A classic case of the photographer going for something different. The harmony between the mechanic with the tire and the garage opening line balances this image perfectly.
8. Start: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet leads
8. Start: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet leads
3/10

Photo by: James Holland

What a nice way to show how narrow and compact the IndyCar starts are at Sonoma.
7. Race winner Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Toyota
7. Race winner Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Toyota
4/10

Photo by: NASCAR Media

The driver's body language makes this image.
6. Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 crashed out at the start of the race
6. Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 crashed out at the start of the race
5/10

Photo by: XPB Images

What a lonely capture. A dismayed Hulkenberg walks away from his shattered car after the worst possible start - nobody else in sight.
5. Esteban Ocon, Manor Racing
5. Esteban Ocon, Manor Racing
6/10

Photo by: XPB Images

The return of the sparks, folks. We especially like the ones where the spark streaks are in focus and everything else has motion blur.
4. Nelson Piquet Jr., SH Racing Rallycross Ford in flames
4. Nelson Piquet Jr., SH Racing Rallycross Ford in flames
7/10

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

Not a good day for Nelson, but this is one hell of a photo. Like an angry bull shooting flames from its nostrils.
3. Polesitter Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet celebrates
3. Polesitter Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet celebrates
8/10

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

When Pagenaud nabbed pole for Sunday's Sonoma IndyCar season finale, he had the energy to properly celebrate getting out of the car. As opposed to his race (and championship) win, when his Victory Lane celebration upon exiting the car was somewhat calmer due to fatigue and the heat. Bonus points for capturing not one, but two other strobes.
2. Tim Slade, Brad Jones Racing Holden
2. Tim Slade, Brad Jones Racing Holden
9/10

Photo by: Brad Jones Racing

We've seen this type of portrait done before, so it's not exactly original, but it's certainly not done frequently. Highly effective use of dragging the shutter.
1. #1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
1. #1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
10/10

Photo by: XPB Images

One of the best sunset photos we've seen, ever.
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