Retrospective – 2014 Grand Prix of Sonoma Qualifying (August 23)

The Saturday qualifying session for the Grand Prix of Sonoma was taken by Will Power with a fastest lap of 1 minute and 17.4 seconds. Josef Newgarden was second fastest and Scott Dixon third. Was an exciting qualifying session. Hope you like the photos.

2014 Sonoma (222A9461)For the first part of the qualifying session started at Turn 3A at the top of the race course. This way I could start the shoot at the top of the hill, then work my way down to the pits and front straight for the “placing of the sticker” by the top qualifier. Here’s Carlos Munoz in the #34 Andretti Autosport – HVM Racing at speed with the Sonoma Valley in the background (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II 1.4x extender III, 135mm, f/14, 1/160, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (#11 KVSH Racing)At Turn 3 with Sebastien Bourdais in the #11 KVSH Racing speeding across the top of the circuit (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II 1.4x extender III, 130mm, f/20, 1/100, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (222A8811)At the crest of the Turn 3 hill with Carlos Huertas in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm 1.4x extender III, f/5, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (HC7A5387)Jack Hawksworth in the #98 BHA / BBM with Curb-Agajanian (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/6.3, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (#12 Team Penske)Continued down to the outside of Turn 2 to capture the cars as they went through this right-hander. Top qualifier Will Power in the #12 Team Penske (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II 1.4x extender III, 140mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)Graham Rahal in the #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with 1.4x extender III, 280mm, f/6.3, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (222A9400)The walk-over bridge between Turns 1 and 2 as I continued my walk to the pits (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with 1.4x extender III, 98mm, f/9, 1/320, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (222A9529)Towards the end of the session went to the pits to get shots of the cars, drivers, and teams. Ryan Briscoe in #8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing in pit lane (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with 1.4x extender III, 165mm, f/4.5, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (222A9372)Tony Kanaan driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with 1.4x extender III, 280mm, f/4, 1/1600, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (UFD Promotional Girls)The lovely UFD Promotional girls (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/6.3, 1/800, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (#3 Team Penske)Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske ready to hit the track (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with 1.4x extender III, 185mm, f/4, 1/3200, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (222A9520)Pit action with the #67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with 1.4x extender III, 125mm, f/4, 1/640, ISO 100)

2014 Sonoma (#12 Team Penske)P1 Award to Will Power in the #12 Team Penske (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/5, 1/320, ISO 100)

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