Retrospective – 2014 Honda Indy GP at Mid-Ohio (August 1 to 3)

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a 13 turn, 2.4 mile road circuit situated near Lexington in Mid-Ohio. The Honda Indy GP was held at this track, with the “Master of Mid-Ohio”, Scott Dixon winning for the fifth time. Sebastien Bourdais placed second and James Hinchcliffe took third. This was a great track to photograph at with all the elevation changes and natural terrain. Hope you like the shots.

2014 Mid-Ohio (HC7A2511)For Friday morning practice started along the Turn 10 to 11 straight since the low light was casting wonderful shadows across this part of the track (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/11, 1/1000, ISO 500)

2014 Mid-Ohio (222A7010)Will Power in the #12 Team Penske exiting Thunder Hill (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#17 KV AFS Racing)Through the shadows and light with Sebastian Saavedra in the #17 KV AFS Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/4, 1/2000, ISO 160)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#11 KVSH Racing)Moved down to Turns 8 to 9 for the remainder of the morning practice session (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 123mm, f/11, 1/1000, ISO 640)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing)Tony Kanaan in the striking yellow livery of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)Graham Rahal in the #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#18 Dale Coyne Racing)At speed with Carlos Huertas in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/16, 1/80, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#2 Team Penske)Juan Pablo Montoya in the #2 Team Penske (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/13, 1/160, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#98 BHA / BBM with Curb-Agajanian)For the afternoon practice session went to Turns 3 to 4. The straight between these turns was a great place to watch the cars speeding by the camping area. Here’s Jack Hawksworth in the #98 BHA / BBM with Curb-Agajanian (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/14, 1/80, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#25 Andretti Autosport)The yellow livery of the #25 Andretti Autosport driven by Marco Andretti blends with the green and yellow colors of the foreground (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/20, 1/40, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing)Race Winner Scott Dixon in the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 105mm, f/14, 1/100, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#12 Team Penske)After getting panning shots of the cars speeding along the Turn 3 to 4 straight, walked over to the apex of Turn 4. This was a great place to get up close with the cars as they sped around this corner. Here’s Will Power in the #12 Team Penske (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/14, 1/100, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#12 Team Penske)Another shot of Will Power in the #12 Team Penske, this time exiting Turn 4 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 100mm, f/18, 1/125, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing)Tony Kanaan in the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 135mm, f/18, 1/125, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (Indy Car Paddock)Before the qualifying session on Friday went for a walk around the Indy Car paddock (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 100mm, f/4, 1/2000, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (#3 Team Penske)For the qualifying session went to the pit area to get shots of the cars being readied and drivers waiting to go out for a “hot lap”. Here’s Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/2.8, 1/3200, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (UFD Promotional Girl)One of the lovely UFD Promotional girls (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/4.5, 1/1600, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (Front Wing from the #28 Andretti Autosport)I only realized after I took this shot and during processing that I realized the yellow tones are different for the nose and winglets on the #28 Andretti Autosport (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/2.8, 1/8000, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (HC7A4530)For the race on Saturday got some shots of the cars as they sped down the front straight. Will Power in the #12 Team Penske leading Sebastian Saavedra in the #17 KV AFS Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L IS II, f/9, 1/60, ISO 100)

2014 Mid-Ohio (HC7A4418)

A track safety marshall giving a “thumbs-up” at the end of the race (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L IS II, f/8, 1/1000, ISO 100)

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