Formula E - Round 01 - Beijing

Wow!  What a race!  We all know the story, final corner on the final lap, Heidfeld's lunge for the lead & Prost's late defending, it was a miracle no one was hurt.  It was one of those moments which will be remembered for a very long time, any publicity is good publicity and if Formula E needed a shot in the arm, it sure got it as Heidfeld corkscrewed in the air after being launched by those awful sausage kerbs.

Shooting the first ever Formula E race was definitely the most challenging motor sport event I've covered to date.  Don't get me wrong, the city, the people, the atmosphere was fantastic, but getting around was not easy.  On the Friday pit walk I found some glorious backdrops and angles to shoot, but where you could shoot from was dictated by the holes in the fence which were put at very awkward angles and half the circuit was shut to media and there were only 2 bridges you could cross to get to the other side of the track.

Coupled with reduced track time and being the only shooter for Current E, I had to shoot my angles and manage my time wisely.  It all just about worked out at the end, but I lost a lot of shooting time walking to places no media were welcome...lesson learnt for next year!

Check out my Beijing gallery here

My Top 5 Shots

5.  Friday at 2pm, the track was opened for teams and engineers to do their track walk

5.  Friday at 2pm, the track was opened for teams and engineers to do their track walk

4.  Lucas Di Grassi celebrates a surprising win

4.  Lucas Di Grassi celebrates a surprising win

3.  Oriol Servià flies through the turn 7, 8, 9 chicane in practice.

3.  Oriol Servià flies through the turn 7, 8, 9 chicane in practice.

2.  Nico Prost clouts the wall in qualifying, he had already grabbed pole from his previous lap.

2.  Nico Prost clouts the wall in qualifying, he had already grabbed pole from his previous lap.

1.  Heidfeld & Prost walk back to the pits after a heated exchange following their final corner clash.

1.  Heidfeld & Prost walk back to the pits after a heated exchange following their final corner clash.