Honda Indy Toronto 2019


The weekend started on a high note when I went to collect my credentials and spotted a huge (7′ high) CAA banner that featured my 2018 photo of James Hinchcliffe in Turn 3.
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For my 10th year shooting the Honda Indy Toronto, my assigned series was the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. This means I was following their practice, qualifying and race sessions, but also their autograph sessions, paddock and victory podium.
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I was also assigned to shoot some fan photo sessions: Champions Club with James Hinchcliffe (including a brief FaceTime with one!); Hinch and some volunteers; Hinch and the Rookie Racers; and then the Fathers’ Day competition winners (which HIT used one of my shots to promote):
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(I also took this opportunity to get some shots of the NTT Indycar Series Honda Indy Toronto Champion’s Trophy)
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As always the shot list for the weekend includes kids/families/fans and Thunder Alley activities; I also took a few in the pit lane just before the start of the main race:
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Moving clear

Unfortunately there was no photo-hole at Turn 3 this year (just a huge Acura banner) so shot the practice, qualifying, and race sessions from a variety of spots instead of camping out at one corner:
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Because I wasn’t all the way across the circuit at Turn 3, I actually made it to Victory Circle in time for the podium ceremony:
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As is now traditional, our group shot is taken on the start/finish line:
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All in all it felt like the best HIT weekend I’ve had in my 10 years of doing this! I got more shots that I liked, handed in more than usual, and got some great feedback! Oh, and physically it hurt less than the previous couple of years šŸ™‚

[Flickr photos: favourites; all ~350 shots] [HIT2018 post]