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2013 Sarthe Endurance Photos Concours

Dark Omnious Forrest - © Gerlach Delissen Photography

Dark Omnious Forrest – © Gerlach Delissen Photography

Last Friday the winners of the 2013 Sarthe Endurance Photos Concours were unveiled. Chairman of the jury, mr. Henri Pescarolo handed the awards to all the winners during a ceremony in the 24 Hours Sarthe Circuit Museum in Le Mans. This competition was held for the 4rd time and is organized by the Conseil général de la Sarthe together with the ACO, the French Sport Journalist federation, Le Maine Libre, the Auto Hebdo magazine and the Musée des 24 Heures.

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gerlach delissen photography is proud to present its new logo.

We would like to sent a special thanks to the designer of the great logo, ERIKTHOMASONTWERPFABRIEK

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Mark Webber says goodbye to Formula 1

Mark Webber - Red Bull F1 Racing - © Gerlach Delissen Photography

Mark Webber – Red Bull F1 Racing – © Gerlach Delissen Photography

After a dozen seasons, 215 grand prix starts, nine wins, 33 other podium finishes, 13 pole positions and over 1000 championship points, Mark Webber puts an end to his Formula 1 career.

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2013 Tour de Mestreech round up

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Welcome @ Chateau Neercanne – © Gerlach Delissen Photography

On September 7th, 2013 the third edition of the Tour de Mestreech was held. This year’s edition was again a rally for two important charity causes, the Cancer Research and ALS foundation. On early Saturday morning, 35 modern and classic sports cars gathered at the beautiful “Chateau Neercanne” near Maastricht. Amongst these cars were some beautiful Porsche’s, Lagonda, classic Alfa Romeo’s, an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, a 1929 Bentley 8 litre, a couple of Ferrari’s and even an exclusive Ferrari F40. The Tour de Mestreech had a line-up to be proud of.

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2013 Tour de Mestreech

Tour de Mestreech 2012 © Gerlach Delissen Photography

Tour de Mestreech 2012 © Gerlach Delissen Photography

Next Saturday, September 7,  the 3rd edition of the “Tour de Mestreech” will take place.

The first two editions were a big succes and everything looks very promissing for this years edition as over 30 cars will line up for the start.

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2013 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix

© Gerlach Delissen Photography - Sebastian Vettel

© Gerlach Delissen Photography – Sebastian Vettel

The 2013 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix isn’t going into the books as a very spectaculair one. Let’s just say, we seen better Ardennes battles. The biggest battle we saw during the weekend was when security people tried to capture some Greenpeace activists.

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2013 Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland

2013 - Sebastien Vettel - © Gerlach Delissen Photography

2013 – Red Bull Racing – Sebastien Vettel at the Nürburgring, Germany © Gerlach Delissen Photography

My first Formula 1 experience as an official photographer at the Nürburgring was a great experience. I am already looking forward to the Formula 1 race at Spa-Francorchamps, next week.

For my my gallery on the 2013 Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland, click here.

F1 – It’s all about the tyres

2013 - Pirelli tyres- © Gerlach Delissen Photography

2013 – Pirelli tyres- © Gerlach Delissen Photography

After the Silverstone Grand Prix main news on Formula 1 was about the Pirelli tyres. The many tyre blow-ups during the British Grand Prix made drivers even decide to boycott the German Grand Prix on the Nürburgring if there would be only one tyre failure. From my point of view a good way to let Pirelli know that safety of all people involved in F1 comes first. If the tyre compound isn’t secure there can’t be a race. Spectators want a spectacular race, but not at all costs.

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World famous route D338

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D338 autoroute becomes part of the world famous Le Mans racetrack in June.

I hear you think….. What is D338? Why is D338 world famous?

The D338 is just an ordinary auto route thru the French countryside. Except for two weeks in a year. In these two weeks a 6 km long part of the D338, also known as “Ligne Droite des Hunaudières” or “Mulsanne Straight” becomes part of the world greatest racing track, The Circuit de 24 Heures in Le Mans. In the early years of the Le Mans 24 hours, cars use to race down this straight, full throttle to Mulsanne. The top speed ever was set at 407 km/h by a Porsche 917. Due to safety concerns and some fatal accidents on the straight, the organizing Automobile Club de L’Ouest added two chicanes to the straight. Cars still reach top speeds over 310 km/h on the separate sections of the straight.

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