Fuji-san Thursday morning. taken from the van on the way to the track.
thurday morning at the track. Bad-ass cars everywhere
Mr Brawn watching over pit stop practice
pit stop practice
thursday evening prepping of tires for Friday practice
setting alignment on front for Friday practice the next morning
thursday evening car prep and alignment
thursday evening car prep and alignment. Mechanic Alastair Weston is in the car to represent driver's weight while setting alignment as well as hold steering wheel stright during front end settings
the composites prep and repair area of the garage. Engine covers standing up on the right. left side of photo you can see the the end of the radio rack then a spare front nose/wing. F1 Photographer Lorenzo Bellanca in back, left of center, putting away some of his equipment.
the composites prep and repair area of the garage. Nose wing on stand in foreground
Lawson doing some minor fixes and adjustments to a front wing
pit lane atmospere Thursday evening
prepping of Rubens' car Thursday night
Prepping of Jenson's car thursday night
Rubens' form-fitting seat
almost ready for a weigh-in down at scrutineering
both cars close to finish of prep for scrutineering weigh-ins
engine cover going on
engine cover being set down
scales used by Honda to weigh the car. they check these against the scales run by the FIA. the car has been wheeled down to the weigh-in point
japanese school kids well-wishing the honda team
bringing Jenson's car back from the weigh-in
tires all prepped for friday practice
the FIA's scales
Ferriari boys working late too
winners podium positioned above the FIA's scrutineering center
Fuji Raceway control room
spare engines tucked away for the night
spare gear-box/rear suspensions tucked away for the night
Rubens' and Jenson's race headers. These brand new sets will be installed on the cars after Saturday morning practice/ before Saturday qualifying to replace the set used throughout the practice sessions. the level of craftsmanship is stunning... but what would you expect for an F1 engine.
detail of metal artwork
hey! its me... in a totally candid moment. I was fortunate and didn't have to wear the horrid FILA's that were part of the team kit and just wore my Adidas. The other guys were jealous.
team kit given to me so I'd fit in with the rest of the guys. No matter how poorly the team has done this year, it was an honor to be able to put on the uniform and be a part of it all
paddock pass front
paddock pass back
Fuji-san Friday morning, taken from the paddock parking lot
friday Morning behind the Red Bull Garage
Friday morning behind the McLaren garage
friday morning in the pitlane. Grandstands TOTALY empty
engine cover detail
friday morning final prep
Jenson's seat waiting for install
Friday night in Gotemba, Japan. Holy drift car, Batman!! I've gotta admit, it was cool to see a beat up drift car driving around. If ya look close he's giving me the peace sign
oh! and right behind it was this gorgeous Accord Type R.
a beautiful FD
mr-2 in an interesting color
This new CTR was in the hotel parking lot. I want one. bad.
CTR rear wing
CTR rear wing detail
EK CTR passing by in Gotemba
dead sexy Accord at Gotemba train station
heading into a noodle shop in Gotemba
Suday morning riding in the van with the mechanics to the track for the race
F1 photographer Lorenzo Bellanca setting up a camera to take shots of the Honda pit stops
the camera set up by Lorenzo Bellanca and Steven Tee to take wide angle photos of the pitstops
fuelers prepping the rigs
prepping tires to take out to the grid
waiting for the race to start
the emergency response car
waiting for the race to start. Note everybody on the grid in the background
front-left wheel gun, back up wheel gun, and front wheel fairing ready for action
Ross Brawn in his fire suit just prior to the race start
the cars are on the formation lap, everybody in a rush to get off the grid
Honda F1 garage during the race
Nick Fry and the race team chief mechanic watching the race. taken through a 2-way mirror
tire and wheel warmers on tires, on rack during race in HRF1 garage
i thought the red booties really stood out nicely against the rest of the fire suit
taken thru 2-way mirror. race team members watching the race on monitors
engineer watching a data stream during the Fuji GP
1 lap to go in race, both cars are running good. Time to think about the pack up.
Alonso wins. Final laps and times on left screen
walking down to the podium
another candid shot by my friend of me taking the following photos...
kubica, raikonnen, and alonso taking to the podium
podium ceremony, national anthems playing
podium ceremony, Alonso :hearts: his trophy
podium ceremony, Alonso wOOt!
the Flav and his wife share a smooch
the Flav and his wife. All smiles after a Renault win
bravo! Flavio! hugs-O!
Kubica's BMW in Parc Ferme
cars lined up in Parc Ferme and my good friend Tim in his fire suit. Thi
pit-stop position roster
5 hours later, garage packed up, cars ready for shipment to China
almost nobody gets to see this: the post race, post clean up team meeting and pep talk.