Picture Below - Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon from Renault F1 Reveal the 2020 Livery for their R.S.20.
Picture Below - Esteban Ocon ( France ) Racing for Renault F1 Team arrives to Melbourne Walk wearing a face mask..
From Melbourne Walk we headed to the F1 Paddock for the 2020 Formula One Drivers Photos.
This is the first year we have covered the session and we were thrilled to tick it of our bucket list..The session took just on three hours with the drivers filtering though at regular intervals and with all photographers with their cameras at the ready..Some drivers stayed for one or two shots only and some stayed for much longer..it was very interesting but i did not dare move during the whole time in fear of loosing my position within the Photographers Gallery..But i think it payed off and I got some great shots..
Picture Below - Daniel Ricciardo (Australia ) Racing for Renault F1 Team , Charles Leclerc ( Monaco ) Racing for Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow , Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Racing for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team , Lewis Hamilton ( UK ) Racing for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.
Busy Busy...We left the drivers Portraits and headed to the Williams Pits where myself and Fellow Photographer Dave Hewison were invited to a Q & A session with Williams Head of Technical & Innovation Partnerships Al Peasland.
It was great to hear the Williams teams plans, and hear their ideas for the 2020 season, we finished of the session with a tour of the garage and facility.Thanks to Anna Kocharova from Acronis for the kind invitation..I enjoyed it greatly..
Picture Below -The team prepping the Williams-Mercedes FW43 of George Russell..
Friday we headed to the track at about 6am after all the news stories had broken, and the uncertainty about being locked out and being able to attend the track to pick up all my gear that was stored in the media center..and we just waited for news and updates from the media center..Finally we received the email for the FIA and covered the Press conference to hear that the event was cancelled..
Picture Below - ( L-R ) Michael Masi, race director for the Australian Grand Prix, Andrew Westacott, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Paul Little, chairman of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and Chase Carey, Chief Executive Officer of the Formula One Group answer questions from the Media Gallery..
Picture Below - In the Media Room - Pack Up Time ( Image - Dave Hewison Photography)