Italian Temple of Speed

BES: Round 1, Monza

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza has this real sense of history about the place – it’s run down and looks slightly worse for wear but that’s just part of it’s charm

This time last year I was lucky enough to be heading off to the Italian temple of speed for the first time ever. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza just has this real sense of history about the place. It’s run down and looks slightly worse for wear but that’s just part of it’s charm.

It’s a circuit with character, which is slightly unusual for a modern Formula One circuit. The run-offs are fairly small, the paddock is compact and the access for the fans is really quite superb. All but one of my favourite shooting spots from Monza are actually in the spectator areas.

As you can imagine by the nature of this post, I was back again on the weekend for the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Series 2014. With a grid of 44 cars it was sure to be an impressive sight with a brand new manufacturer on the grid, Bentley. The Bentley stole my heart a little, whilst it clearly isn’t as small and maybe as purposeful in looks as the BMW or Audi it goes just as quickly and looks stunning in the process. The livery is also one of my absolute favourites in the series this year and I can’t wait to photograph it more.

Here’s the action from the circuit – hope you enjoy!

Many thanks to Stephen Errity, Stephen Kilbey and, of course, Peter May for making it an enjoyable weekend with some great company. See you all soon!

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