Excitement best describes my feelings about Formula One racing. Ever since Ayrton Senna battled with Alain Prost in the late 80′s my heart was linked to this circus and more so when Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya won a place in the Williams team. He even managed to take the checkered flag in Monaco which was enough to make a whole country crazy.
Those were the days of being a sort of slave inside the dark room, learning and dreaming about having the opportunity to shoot at the side of a track, any track, Interlagos in Sao Paulo was the closest at that time, so it became my objective for years.
Moving to Australia brought my dream one step closer and I went to Albert Park in 2009 for my first ever Grand Prix.
This year, my third, the F1 calendar was modified and Australia became the season opening race. Reuters were responsible for covering the wire agency pool at Albert Park, a chance for me to experience my long held wish and shoot from the heart of this event. To be granted pit lane access for the race.
My colleagues positioned around the track chasing the thrills and spills of the top names and cars while I carried out my assignment in pit lane for the qualifying session and race day. I am sure this is a piece of cake for the F1 photo experts but at my 3rd ever Grand Prix I devoted every ounce of concentration to this mission.