2017 was a fantastic year for me. I spent no less than 90 days at different race tracks in Europa, from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Spa and the Nürburgring, to the full ADAC GT Masters and VLN seasons, and then some. It was an awesome season with many cool moments. My biggest gratitude goes out to Tim Upietz of Gruppe C.

Featured photo: 

24 Hours of Le Mans

Canon EOS 1DX + 300mm f/2.8 + 2x | 1/200 sec | f/7.1 | ISO 400 | 600mm


ADAC GT Masters at the Lausitzring

Canon EOS 5D Mk. III + 70-200 f/2.8 | 1/400 sec | f/4.5 | ISO 125 | 70mm


VLN3

Canon EOS 1DX + 300 f/2.8 + 1.4x | 1/1250 sec | f/4 | ISO 200 | 420mm


FIA World Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring

Canon EOS 1DX + 400 f/2.8 | 1/400 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 400 | 400mm


VLN8

Canon EOS 1DX + 300 f/2.8 + 1.4x | 1/400 sec | f/4 | ISO 500 | 420mm


24 Hours of Spa

Canon EOS 5D MK III + 24 f/1.4 | 1/1000 sec | f/1.4 | ISO 800 | 24mm

I love 24-hour races. There are so many possibilities to photograph in the best lighting, more than at any other race. Whether it be at sundown, during the night or at sunrise, when the weather is playing its part, as a photographer you can wish for nothing more. 


24 Hours of Le Mans

Canon EOS 1DX + 300 f/2.8 + 2x | 1/640 sec | f/5.6 | ISO 400 | 600mm


ADAC Formel 4 at the Österreichring

Canon EOS 1DX + 300 f/2.8 | 1/640 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | 300mm


DTM at the Lausitzring

Canon EOS 1DX + 300 f/2.8 + 1.4x | 1/40 sec | f/25 | ISO 400 | 420mm


FIA World Endurance Championship at Spa-Francorchamps

Canon EOS 5D MK III + 85 f/1.2 II | 1/400 sec | f/1.6 | ISO 100 | 85mm


24 Hours of Spa Test Day

Canon EOS 1DX + 17-14 f/4 | 1/5000 sec | f/4 | ISO 640 | 17mm


24 Hours of Spa

Canon EOS 1DX + 300 f/2.8 | 1/1000 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 320 | 300mm


ADV Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

Canon EOS 1DX + 400 f/2.8 | 1/320 sec | f/3.2 | ISO 250 | 400mm

Another highlight. As one of the official photographers I had to honour of working for the AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix. To see these legendary old cars in action one more time—we need more of these events.


24 Hours of the Nürburgring

Canon EOS 5D Mk. III + 70-200 f/2.8 | 1/800 sec | f/6.3 | ISO 400 | 70mm


FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone

Canon EOS 5D Mk. III + 35 f/1.4 | 1/800 sec | f/1.4 | ISO 100 | 35mm


24 Hours of Spa

Canon EOS 5D MK III + 70-200 f/2.8 | 1/5 sec | f/22 | ISO 100 | 70mm


ADAC GT Masters at the Österreichring

Canon EOS 5D MK III + 35 f/1.4 | 1/600 sec | f/8 | ISO 100 | 35mm


24 Hours of Le Mans

Canon EOS 1DX + 85 f/1.2 | 1/2000 sec | f/1.2 | ISO 640 | 85mm


24 Hours of Le Mans

Canon EOS 1DX + 300 f/2.8 | 1/2000 sec | f/3.2 | ISO 250 | 300mm

It’s always a special moment when the race is over and the winners return home. For me, the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans was one of the best of the year. With an unbelievable atmosphere after such a race, this one was the best of 2017.

Le Mans is always worth the journey.


FIA World Endurance Championship at Spa-Francorchamps

Canon EOS 1DX + 85 f/1.2 II | 1/6400 sec | f/1.2 | ISO 160 | 85mm


ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring

Canon EOS 5D MK III + 70-200 f/2.8 | 1/2000 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | 140mm


FIA World Rallycross Championship at Buxdehude

Canon EOS 1DX + 300 f/2.8 + 1.4x | 1/800 sec | f/4 | ISO 800 | 420mm

For a long time it was my dream to once shoot a rally. This became reality when I went to the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Buxdehude to work for Audi and Team EKS. It’s a really exciting sport with a lot of action. Hopefully it wasn’t my last visit to the WRX.


VLN6

Canon EOS 5D MK III + 35 f/1.4 | 1/200 sec | f/1.4 | ISO 1250 | 35mm


VLN9

Canon EOS 1DX + 85 f/1.2 II | 1/160 sec | f/1.2 | ISO 800 | 85mm

At VLN it all began for me. 2009 was my first visit and until today it’s still a pleasure to shoot. The large mix of cars with the GT3s leading the charge on the most beautiful race track in the world…


VLN2

Canon EOS 1DX + 70-200 f/2.8 | 1/600 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 320 | 125mm

 
 

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