View Full Version : Day one of F3GT
15th of April 2006 (Sat), 18:24
This is a two day meeting, Saturday and Easter Monday. I arrived early at Oulton Park and after sign-on made my way to Druids for the early qualifying sessions.
The Panoz in the warm-up session:
Forumula Ford qualifying:
Round to Lodge for the F3 qualifying:
Must not forget the VW Cup:
Down to the inside of Cascades for Historic Touring Cars:
Oh yes, we have Ginettas too:
Start of the GT race:
A flat tyre spoiling an otherwise good day:
Well, on Monday we have all that lot, plus Caterhams. It will be another very busy and long day.
15th of April 2006 (Sat), 20:26
That Aston Martin looks superb! My only complaint is the amount of stickers on it, but I guess they pay the bills in racing.
15th of April 2006 (Sat), 20:59
^^ and the modern (not original type of bbs's) rims on it.
15th of April 2006 (Sat), 21:28
great shots Kenny. Love them all
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 05:13
I'll add a couple of extra shots. The day was very overcast with next to no sunshine. The upside was that I could work in areas at times you couldn't on sunny days, the downside is the flat lighting.
For our US readers:
And for the UK boys - A Ginetta running in GT, but not as you know it:
My money is a Senna to joing Rosberg in F1 next year or the one after. F3 is the stepping stone and he is already showing more than a little talent:
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 05:19
top stuff as ever Ken.
the F3s look surprisingly chunky after having Formula Fords burned into my brain. the 39 car at Lodge is stunning.
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 06:00
Excellent shots Kenny. The #39 picture is indeed stunning.
No DB9 running ? :(
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 08:05
Awesome shots as-per usaul Kenny :cool: .
Really love the low angles you are able to get.Aswell as the shots with the backgrounds that look into the distance down the track :cool: .
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 10:37
Another upaside to the day was very few incidents. This one was Jay Bridger going backwards into Lodge corner, kissing the armco and digging up JP's grass. He swung the car around and continued.
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 11:00
Hey Kenny how often do you use your 500 f4 ?.
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 11:29
Can't get enough of those historics Ken. That Ginetta GT looks the job. How did it go on the day? I've always liked the Ginettas - very photogenic cars IMHO and generally provide some 'entertaining' racing.
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 11:32
It comes out for Silverstone, Thruxton and sometimes Knockhill. It just isn't flexible enough for me being so close to the racing. I like the 300 with the choice of TC's to give me the best of all worlds. I shot some with stacked TC's yesterday morning just for a bit of fun. If I took the 500 then that would be my shortest prime.
If I did more bikes, then I think the 500 would get more use - they are smaller and give fewer problems filling the frame.
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 11:38
Simon, the Ginetta boys were well behaved. However, I think Monday will be entertaining as it is forecast for drizzle. They were really pushing it through Old Hall and that's not a good idea in anything but dry conditions and warm tyres. It is easy to head off into the tyre wall on the outside or over-correct and spear the tyre wall on the inside. I have had more near misses there than anywhere else at Oulton Park.
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 12:44
Hi Ken, Great shots I've been driving GT style cars for years on and off and now getting into the photographic side of the sport, These shots are crisp as you would expect from someone of your talent. I've just purchased a 500f4 to go with my 1D'S Mk 11 so things can only get better hopefully... Keep the pics coming.
P.S. If you can help with getting me the other side of the fences that would be great
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 14:04
Im going tomorrow.
17th of April 2006 (Mon), 12:30
Nice set of shots Ken, I especially like the formula ford and the F3 shots, but the Aston is definitly my favourite
I'm looking forward to getting over to Oulton Park this summer :D
17th of April 2006 (Mon), 14:53
Top quality as we've come to expect :)
I never get tired of that angle with the Lodge in the background, it always looks great whatever the subject.
As for Bruno Senna, after today i definitely agree with you Ken. He's come on a lot since last season and looked a class above today. Uncle Ayrton would be proud.
17th of April 2006 (Mon), 15:14
I have been today. Had fun, didnt quite do as wel as I had set out for but the weather was really hard to manage.
17th of April 2006 (Mon), 22:02
The Vento in #4 has a loose fender. :D
I like the Aston in #5, but which model/year is it?
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