Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dramatic Sepang F1 2009

Last weekend went to shoot this major event of the year with Mafex, Eugene, Puee and Vincent , the Sepang F1 Grand Prix 2009! This was the 2nd time i been to this event, the crowd was obviously greater lots lots lots of time compare to few years back. The traffic control was sux..... The weather was sux ..... The pic i took was quite sux as well but overall it was an good experience, i had a great lesson about panning shot!!

Before reachin the circuit, we stucked in the jam about 2 hours.....WTF!! Almost got mad in the car cuz i was drivin a manual noisy shit.....Finally reached the car park and the fucker keep sayin "sudah penuh...sudah penuh!!" Shut your mouth and fuck off of my way man... already pissed off caught in the jam and yet throwin so much shit to me once i wind down the window!!

Took a 20 minutes walk to the circuit and finally my camera able to see somethin rather than sleepin in the bag! Hey F1 engines.... i hear you!! Without any delay we grab our position in the grand stand n prepare to SHOOT!!!

Here are some shots in the qualifyin and race day....

Excited to hear the engine revs, there you go....!!

The new comer of F1 this season, the White monster with least sponsorship but superb performance.... Brawn GP....YOU ROCK but i don't like the color!! Looks like a primary kid's shoe with fluoracent yellowish green....

Yea.... Finally my big time favourite Team Ferrari is here!! Still prefer the look with Marlboro tag.... you look tame without the classic tag!! The speed of every car drove me crazy to do panning shot cuz it's fuckin fast..... Lots faster compare what i've expected, i was tired of missing hundred of landscape shot!! Fuck it then, just go with portrait shot since couldn't get a perfect one in the previous shots....

How i wish to own this AMG Tuned Mercedes Safety Car.... Freakin hot car with a sexy exhaust sound!!

This team got my vote of "Best Color & Design" for both car and racing outfit as well as their crew helmets! Like this pic, as if he knew i was zoomin at him....

I smelled somethin he smelled somethin.... The weather seemed gettin worse with heavy thunder storm.....Shit!! True enough, it rained after just a moment....

I seriously hate to see this fucker, moment ago he was waving the yellow flag....means the Safety Car was out on track, all cars required to slow down and no over taking while safety car is on track!! After a while his flag changed to red, means the race gotta stop for some safety reason.....COME ON!!! It was just at the 32nd lap of the whole race....This really turned me off!!

The "mama" was out on the track to lead all the "children" back to their pit accordingly.....NoooOOOO!!!!

The audience at hill side opposite us got really "wet"..... Poor thing!! After 15 minutes, the organizer announced that it was unsafe to continue the race due to the weather and the track condition!! So.....Party Overed!! Out of the past 12 years Malaysia held the F1, this was the first time race was forced to quit and it made us a dramatic history....Malaysia Boleh!!! Luckily i went with given media pass, or else i sure curse like nobody business..... Those who came from other country must have suffer from a big loss....

The last car that went on track to wrap things up, make sure everythin was clear off from the track and there it ended the 35 minutes Sepang F1 2009!! Since this was the first shootin F1, didn't really get very perfect ideal shot....work harder in panning and try again next year!! Now waiting for June Japan GT.... another Woohoo event to me!!


  1. it is nice >"<
    which lens were u using?
    that 70-300?

  2. big guy dun cry.interesting scene.

  3. Yup shot with the Sigma 70-300 but through out the day, i think didn't use up to 300mm! Mostly in between 130-200....