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Spectators

By dark_lord  
Spectators at the European Grand Prix at Donington Park. Terrible weather but one of the top Grand Prix of all time as far as I'm concerned, and certainly of the 1990s.
Ayrton Senna drove round as if the rain wasn't there. Schumacher spun off early on and the group of German fans infront of me went quietly home.
V1 is the view the other way, V2 is shot through a lot of mooist air, V3 shows Damon Hill leading the race at that point, V4 shows the conditions for the BTCC race and V5 isn't for those of a nervous disposition Wink

Raceday tickets were only £40, that was after a discount, collected from the BRMB radio studios in Aston.

Canon T90, Fujichrome RHP 400 uprated to ISO 800. 11 April 1993

Many thanks to all who commented or voted on Two Bridges.

Tags: Wet Motorsport European Fujichrome Grand prix Donington Spectators Sports and action

Voters: wsh, taggart, MadVillPics and 28 more

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Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
27 Sep 2019 9:15PM
All going well until V5, Keith Wink
Mike

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Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2019 9:23PM
Wet... Good reportage shots Keith...
Isabel GrinGrin
DaveRyder Plus
5 3.5k 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2019 9:39PM
I've driven a single seater at Donnington - with lots less power and in the dry. Senna was brilliant.
Great shots Keith, as with Mike until v5
27 Sep 2019 9:59PM
Great set Keith! Fun to se this old photos!
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
27 Sep 2019 10:28PM
Looking at your lead image I genuinely thought you had taken this today in all the rain we have had ( I was driving in it and had to pull over, couldn't see )...until I read your info Blush
1993.....I was a mere child Wink
Super set of images I canít believe itís 26 years ago howxtime flies

Carole
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
27 Sep 2019 11:36PM

Quote:Super set of images I canít believe itís 26 years ago howxtime flies

Carole


Time flies like an arrow, Carole.
Fruit flies like a banana!
Mike
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
27 Sep 2019 11:40PM
A real blast from the past, when telephoto lens cost a bomb hence the long range shots of the race cars. It is nice to remember the pioneers of the present days F1 drivers. Good quality from old transparency film. From my own experience the problem is getting them transferred to digital images without getting a colour bias and lots of dust spots scanned as well. Well done.
Ian
woolybill1 Plus
13 29 75 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2019 7:43AM
Terrific set, Keith. Mind you, I have no memories of the race; my interest in F1 waned almost to nothing after the demise of Jim CLark, Graham Hill, Jo Siffert Lorenzo Bandini. But it does bring memories of a kind . . .
Regards
Bill
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 36 Norway
28 Sep 2019 8:09AM
The most hardy and enthusiastic fans won't be put off by a little drizzleWink.
I remember going to a F3 race at Donnington once, and was totally unprepared for the noise from the engines - it was 10 times more than I had anticipated.
dudler Plus
16 973 1534 England
28 Sep 2019 9:19AM
From the days when the flag wasn't appropriated by one faction alone...

And you could take sandwiches and a thermos anywhere.

I bet you had a nice warm feeling when you saw that line of Canon spoilers approaching.

Beautiful set.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 598 England
28 Sep 2019 10:37AM

Quote:I've driven a single seater at Donnington

I've done that on a track day, about as long ago as these photos were taken. A Vauxhall as I recall.

Quote:the problem is getting them transferred to digital images without getting a colour bias and lots of dust spots

My Nikon Coolscan gives a p[retty accurate rendition Ian. However, I have warmed these up a little, as I would do if I'd taken them digitally. It does an infrared scan to remove any dust and scratches. So I'm just left, om the whole, to do Levels, Curves and Colouir adjustments which is pretty much my usual worklflow.

Quote:The most hardy and enthusiastic fans won't be put off by a little drizzleWink.
I remember going to a F3 race at Donnington once, and was totally unprepared for the noise from the engines - it was 10 times more than I had anticipated


That's true Malc, and you only have to see the crowds at the Belgian Grand Prix, a notoriously rin prone event. And airshows tend to be quieter Smile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
28 Sep 2019 8:13PM
lovely warm image.
Ron
rickie 15 100 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2019 9:11PM
Good memories.
I actually got a shot of senna on the Saturday through the esses,I'm pretty sure I uploaded it on here sometime.
Definitely agree with v5 too.
28 Sep 2019 10:19PM
Terrific set Keith , great memories
Ian
As many of you have said "what memories". My first GP was 1953 at Silverstone with Ascari, Villoresi, Fangio, Hawthorn, Moss and the "Bull of the Pampas" Gonzalez.

Thank you Keith
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 598 England
30 Sep 2019 9:35AM
Glad it brought back some nice memories Peter.

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