Formula E - Round 03 - Punta Del Este

Check out my Punta Del Este gallery here

It seems every race I attend has one thing I really want to whinge about, but not in this case...well kind of, Current E's editor seems to think I complain about everything from flights, to sand in my eyes and even the general climate, I don't think he minds, as long as the shots come out half decent! Punta Del Este was my 1st ever trip to South America and possibly one of the best locations any race track could have, it was literally on the beach.

Like all the Formula E races, the track is a street circuit, which means fencing...a lot of fencing. With all the photographers using the same designated photo areas around the circuit, you have to be pretty inventive to get a different shot to the rest, but after walking the track extensively on Thursday and getting lost a few times, I knew what my plan of action would be for the remaining days.  I did however blag the keys to one of the Formula E official's apartments on the 15th floor of the nearest tower block which provided spectacular views of the track and the Atlantic Ocean. This meant aerial shots, which I'm sure pleased Karun Chandhok who complained that all my shots of his car were only from the front.

As usual, the racing was fantastic and with the beach backdrop it really made life a lot easier when shooting portraits, just ask Alain Prost, I'm sure I would've shot his wedding if we met 30 years ago, I really need to brush up on my French...au revoir.

Check out my Punta Del Este gallery here

 

 

The race circuit & The Atlantic Ocean

The race circuit & The Atlantic Ocean

Having a laugh with Alain Prost...as you do!

Having a laugh with Alain Prost...as you do!