12 June 2014.
#3 Audi Sport Team Joest, Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi, Oliver Jarvis
The spirit of Le Mans is definitely present at this location: a typical French auberge, spectators watching the race through the open windows, a nice evening light, and a bunch of prototypes and GT cars flying by at more than 300 km/h. First prize at the 2014 Sarthe Endurance Photos contest. This photo is fairly technical, simple and old school: it is about light, composition and being able to capture the feeling of the scene. Everything is about the essence of photography: being able to freeze a moment in time. From the extreme shutter speed to a classic focal length of 35mm, the idea was to capture every element with precision and sharpness, from the race cars flying by to that spectator in the window. For the anecdote, back in the days, the “Auberge des Hunaudières” was simply known as “Génissel”, the tradition was that the 24 Hours of Le Mans winners were invited there to celebrate their victory.
Event: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Location: Le Mans, France
Drivers: Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi, Oliver Jarvis