With the 2018 racing season over, it’s time to look back at our best photos of the your. Here are Marcel Wulf’s 25 favourite photos of the season, shot almost exclusively from spectators areas. 

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Featured photo: 

FIA WEC at Silverstone | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 | 1/6400 sec. | f/6.3 | ISO 400 | 500mm


 

VLN2 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/10 sec. | f/16 | ISO 100 | 70mm

As I am mostly shooting from spectator areas I always try to use my surroundings to my advantage. I am always looking for unique, colorful shots. In this case I panned though a group of spectators at Brünnchen using a slow shutter speed.


 

VLN1 | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 35mm f/1.8 | 1/160sec. | f/2.0 | ISO 320 | 35mm

After the first VLN race of the season it got dark quite early. This Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR was placed almost perfectly in the spotlight allowing me to get one of my favorite shots of the year. Not often you get the opportunity to shoot one of these cars in dark, in an otherwise empty pit lane.


 

Spa 24 Hours | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/8 sec. | f/22 | ISO 100 | 163mm


 

Spa 24 Hours | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 35mm f/1.8 | 1/10sec. | f/14 | ISO 100 | 35mm


 

VLN2 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/2500 sec. | f/3.2 | ISO 200 | 103mm


 

Spa 24 Hours | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/13 sec. | f/8.0 | ISO 100 | 89mm


 

Spa 24 Hours | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/4 sec. | f/22 | ISO 100 | 70mm

Spa-Francorshamps is probably one of the best tracks to get some cool images without media accreditation. Sitting in the grandstand overlooking the paddock area I went with a really slow shutter speed to create an abstract image of the GT3 cars pushing hard through the world famous Eau Rouge corner.


 

FIA WEC at Spa | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/60 sec. | f/8.0 | ISO 100 | 191mm


 

Nürburgring 24 Hours Qualification Race | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 18-270mm f/3.5-6.5| 1/20 sec. | f/22| ISO 100 | 18mm


 

Nürburgring 24 Hours

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6| 1/40 sec. | f/18| ISO 100 | 10mm


 

Nürburgring 24 Hours

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 50mm f/1.8 | 1/1000sec. | f/5.0 | ISO 320 | 50mm

I had this shot in my mind for almost one year. After I completely messed up the sunset during the 2017 race, my whole afternoon was planned around this picture. Shooting through the catch fencing at the spectator area at Wipperman, I wanted to include the track as well as the characteristic trees of the Nordschleife. The sun came through the emerging clouds just at the right time, bathing the track in golden light.


 

VLN1 | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/3200 sec. | f/3.2 | ISO 320 | 182mm


 

Nürburgring 24 Hours

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 35mm f/1.8 | 1/8sec. | f/4.5 | ISO 100 | 35mm


 

Le Mans 24 Hours | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 35mm f/1.8 | 1/20sec. | f/11 | ISO 100 | 35mm


 

Le Mans 24 Hours | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/2000 sec. | f/3.2 | ISO 100 | 135mm

This year I finally visited the Circuit de la Sarthe for the first time. I made the decision to do the 10-hour trip down to Le Mans as soon as Porsche announced their two retro livers during the official Test Day. Sleeping in my car for three days and driving nearly 2000 km was not easy, but seeing and hearing these two beasts running close to each other during the opening hours of the race was one of the coolest moments of the year and well worth the stress.


 

FIA WEC at Spa | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 18-270mm f/3.5-6.5| 1/15 sec. | f/22| ISO 100 | 18mm


 

FIA WEC at Silverstone | GALLERY PT.I | PT.II

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/8 sec. | f/14 | ISO 100 | 100mm


 

VLN9 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 18-270mm f/3.5-6.5| 1/8 sec. | f/13 | ISO 160 | 18mm


 

VLN9 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 35mm f/1.8 | 1/60sec. | f/2.0 | ISO 100 | 35mm


 

VLN8 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 18-270mm f/3.5-6.5| 1/15 sec. | f/14 | ISO 100 | 18mm


 

VLN8 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/125 sec. | f/8.0 | ISO 125 | 107mm


 

VLN7 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 35mm f/1.8 | 1/8sec. | f/14 | ISO 100 | 35mm


 

VLN7 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/400 sec. | f/8.0 | ISO 320 | 70mm


 

VLN2 | GALLERY

Canon EOS 7D Mk. II + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/25 sec. | f/9.0 | ISO 100 | 89mm