As with every Grand Prix, the Sutton Images team were ready to cover another F1 race. With a solid team of photographers and a good plan to cover the Australian grand prix in Melbourne, each member was positioned at key locations along the whole circuit. Daniel Kalisz, an Australian photographer who was part of the team, picked turn 3/4 on the track: a great choice for what was about to unfold.

Daniel hadn't anticipated the crash but started shooting when Alonso, already in a completely wrecked car, came towards him. Using the Nikon D5, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and an AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III, Daniel focused on the car and continued shooting until the car landed upside down. Despite it being close by, the focusing still tracked the event all the way through.

The whole team were all astonished and relieved to see Alonso wave and walk away unscathed from a car, completely wrecked beyond recognition.

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