In some cases, pictures tell a thousand words, and this is the case regarding the images you’re about to see from the world of Formula 1. From Ayrton Senna’s arrival into Formula 1, Nigel Mansell’s exhaustion and a pile-up at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, here are some the best images of Formula 1 history.
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Pittsburgh Steelers, $1.9 billion
A lot to work on from last season. But, still in the top 30 sports teams; no real surprise when they are the oldest franchise in the AFC.
Andre the Giant
Longest Yard, $190,320,568
The film highlights everything how the US trumps the UK. The soccer film, Mean Machine, is made to look like it should have a permanent place in the Golden Raspberry Awards after Longest Yard took the idea, and made it 1000x better and funnier.
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"Andre never met a bartender he didn't like (Source/Daily Telegraph).
Million Dollar Baby
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Before he was a meme, he was an icon. (Photo source: Twitter)
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The Hick from French Lick declined to go to the White House in 1984 after his Celtics won the NBA title. He said, "If the President wants to see me, he knows where to find me." Power moves only from Larry Legend. (Source: Twitter)
Albert Pujols & Tony La Russa
Neither the player or coach gave a reason for not going to the White House in 2012 with the Cardinals. Pujols also didn't go with the team after they won the World Series in 2006. Again, not a big deal to me at all, but he's a big name athlete, so I had to include him on the list. (Source: Twitter)
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Defensive Tackle #97 (Source: Twitter)
Defensive End #95 (Source: Twitter)
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These new helmets could allow players to see the field in a whole different way. (Photo Source: GridironLabs.com)
Ron Artest/Metta World Peace
Whatever name you wanna call him, Artest (that's the one I'm going with) actually used to be an awesome NBA player. Age has now caught up to him, but he's still got a roster spot with the Lakers, but then again so could I. Before he rejoined the Lakers, he played overseas in two different countries with the Sichuan Blue Whales and the Pallacanestro Cantù. Guy wanted some culture in his life, much respect. (Source: Twitter)
Jennings sort of set the tone for NBA players playing overseas. He wasn't actually in the league when he played for Lottomatica Roma of the Italian league, but he opted to play overseas instead of playing for a year in college before jumping to the pros. It was a strange move at the time, but the guy wanted his money, so I don't blame him. (Source: Twitter)
I personally thought Boozer was a nice NBA player, but a decline in his production and spray painting his bald ass head black to look like he had hair, forced him to sign with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the CBA. Okay, the hair thing has nothing to do with him no longer being in the NBA, but it's still funny to bring up. (Source: Twitter)
Agent Zero use to be one of my favorite players in the league. He was an electric scorer, and was must watch TV whenever the Wizards were on. Then he brought a gun into the locker room, and all hell broke loose, and rightfully so. He was last seen playing in the CBA for the Shanghai Sharks. So yeah, he may have been a huge piece of shit scumbag, but the man was a damn good shooter back in the mid 2000s. (Source: Twitter)
A college and D-League legend, Jimmer never really panned out in the NBA, which sucked because he can drain it from 3. He's playing in China with the Shanghai Sharks, and dropped 51 points in a game earlier this season. JIMMER!!! (Source: Twitter)
I hate the Lebron, I hate the Cavs, but I love J.R. Smith and always will. Pumped he won an NBA title, but I'm sad it wasn't with my Knicks. Anyways, Smith played in China with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls during the NBA Lockout of 2011. Gotta earn that paycheck somehow, and J.R. is a business man through and through. Not really, but whatever. (Source: Twitter)
Could this new design be the start of an incredible helmet evolution. (Photo Source: GridironLabs.com)
Brady's mother was in attendance to see her son's miraculous comeback in Super Bowl 51. (Photo Source: Twitter)
LA Lakers, $2.7 billion
What has happened to the Lakers?! #BringKobeBack.
New England Patriots, $3.2 billion
The greatest team and greatest MVP of all-time. Sporting gods.
New York Yankees, $3.4 billion
One of the greatest teams to grace the world of sport. Shows their appeal when just about everyone in the world has one of their iconic hats.
New York Knicks, $3 billion
Most valuable team in the NBA franchise. Their phrase couldn't be more applicable to everyones own team: Once A Knick, Always A Knick.
Real Madrid, $3.65 billion
Always good to be one above their La Liga rivals. The Zinedine Zidane revolution continues.
Bayern Munich, $2.68 billion
Imagine how much Munich would be worth if they played Arsenal every weekend...
Boston Red Sox, $2.3 billion
Whoever you support, you can't argue against the fact the Red Sox have the greatest anthem: Neil Diamond's, Sweeeeeeeet Caaaaaaroline. du, du du.
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Baltimore Ravens, $1.93 billion
Having qualififed for the playoffs 10 times since 2000, the Ravens fully deserve a place in the top 30.
Chicago Cubs, $2.2 billion
Helps with earnings when you're World Series Champions in 2016.
Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors, $1.9 billion
A recent championship in 2015 must have helped with the revenue earnings last year. Surely the reason they got to sign Kevin Durant last summer?
Los Angeles Clippers, $2 billion
Slowly surpassing their greatest rivals: the Lakers.
Green Bay Packers, $1.95 billion
They play in probably the coolest stadium in the US. Should be on the bucket list for all sports fans.
Chicago Red Bulls, $2.3 billion
It's disappointing the Bulls will never get back the success from the 90s.
Los Angeles Dodgers
There are a lot of Blake Griffin haters out there, and let me tell you I am not one of them. Love him, his game, and most importantly his ability to jam a basketball. Besides his Dunk Contest victory where he jumped over the hood of a car, his in game dunks are electric as they come. (Source: Twitter)
One of the only nicknames that comes close to being better than Dr. J was Dawkins' in Chocolate Thunder. If you can look me straight in the face and tell me that's not an awesome nickname, you're an as-hole. Anyways, the man was a vicious dunker, broke the hell out of a backboard once too, glass shattered everywhere. Power moves only from Chocolate Thunder. (Source: Twitter)
If it wasn't for my man Jason Richardson, Desmond Mason would be a 2x Dunk Contest winner. While he may not have been a great basketball player, I'll take Mason to go toe-to-toe with anyone with it comes to the dunking aspect, he was flat out gross. (Source: Twitter)
Here are three facts about Julius Erving: Dr. J is the best nickname in the history of anything, he had an absolutely kick ass afro, and he could dunk the living sh-t out of a basketball. He made dunking from the foul line trendy...for all you hipsters out there. (Source: Twitter)
J-Rich is my all time favorite dunker. I remember my friend and I watching his back to back dunk contest wins and we were literally screaming at the top of our lungs with some of the dunks he was doing. I love you Jason Richardson, you kind of suck at basketball now and can't really throw down anymore, but you were awesome in the Dunk Contest, and I'll forever remember you fondly for that. (Source: Twitter)
Gerald Green has sneaky been in the NBA for a long ass time now, and he's had a relatively decent career so far. He's been most known for his wild dunking ability, which led him to a 2007 Dunk Contest win, and should have been one the following year, but they gave it to that dick head Dwight Howard. Still kind of pissed about that, but regardless Gerald Green will dunk on your face if you don't get out of his way. (Source: Twitter)
LaVine robbed Aaron Gordon in the Dunk Contest last year, but that doesn't change the fact that he is SO GOOD AT DUNKING A BASKETBALL. He very much earned his Dunk Contest win in 2015, and is a great in game dunker as well. It was nice to see him transition himself to an all around basketball player over the past year, but his recently torn ACL sucks hard. Hope he gets well soon. (Source: Twitter)
I may have bashed MJ a little bit in the previous picture, but besides being the greatest basketball player of all time, the dude could absolutely throw down with the best of them. His foot may have been over the line, but his dunk from the foul line is one of the greatest photos in sports history. He still robbed Dominique. (Source: Twitter)
It could be a long time before another Super Bowl is held in the state of Texas. (Photo Source: Twitter)
I hate Lebron. I think he's a whiny, flopping, bald assh--e. He's also one of the three best players in NBA history, and a ferocious dunker. Let's not forget that he was too big of a coward to ever participate in a Dunk Contest. I hate you Lebron James, and I hate that you're really good at basketball. (Source: Twitter)
I gave Lebron sh-t for never participating in a Dunk Contest, but I won't do that for my man Russ. Is that unfair? Don't care, Westbrook is AWESOME. Guy can jump out of the building, and is just an athletic freak. If there is a sports god out there, he will let Westbrook put Kevin Durant on a poster before it's all said and done. (Source: Twitter)
New York Giants, $2.8 billion
With the best wide receiver in the Draft, Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants will surely challenge for a Super Bowl title which has been missing for six years.
2016 Red Sox Game
This was still at the time when Harambe jokes were still funny, and the fact that this guy customized a number 69 (always hilarious) Harambe Patriots jersey is laugh out loud funny. And to be honest, I'd pay him like $100 for the jersey too. (Source: Twitter)
2013 MLB All Star Game
The guy running onto the field had a Yankees shirt on, and this was my man Mariano Rivera's last All Star Game, so he probably wanted to get some quick face time in with Mo and thank him for his years of service, can't say I hate the move. Great fit form tackle by the security guard here too I might add. (Source: Twitter)
2011 Red Sox – Orioles Game
I want to find this person and kiss him on the mouth. To rush the field, and run past the Red Sox bench giving them the finger while they were in the midst of one of the biggest collapses in MLB history is one of my favorite moments ever. (Source: Twitter)
2013 Rays Game
Something about an old guy running onto the field in just his underwear and trying to steal second base makes me proud to be an American. Besides, it's not like Rays games are that exciting anyways, he was doing this for the fans. (Source: Twitter)
2016 NBA Finals Game 4
How big of an idiot does this guy feel like? First he stormed the court, I'm assuming he's a Cavs fan and they lost that game (they won the Finals, but whatever), and worst of all Hillary Clinton embarrassingly loss to Trump in the election a few months later (I'm not a Trump guy for the record, but it was an embarrassing loss). Oh yeah, he's kind of fat too. Just a bad look for your boy here. (Source: Twitter)
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Space Jam, $250,200,000
What. A. Film. Collaborating Michael Jordan with Looney Tunes could have been a recipe for disaster, but, proved to be the best non-fiction-fiction combination ever.
Cavs – Heat Game 2013
Credit earned when credit is due. I may not like how this guy is a Lebron fan, but he called his shot a year before Lebron was a free agent, and he hit it because Lebron ended up going back to Cleveland. Don't like his choice of athletes, but love this shirt choice. (Source: Twitter)
Rocky I, $225,000,000
They never made a Rocky like it again. By far and away the best of the lot, summed up by its 93% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
Rocky II, $200,182,160
Of course Sylvester Stallone would be in here. 'It's the eyeeee of the tiger'...
Rocky IV, $300,373,716
The fourth Rocky just goes to show how there is no correlation between quality and revenue. With just a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film still took $75 million more than the first; odd.
Here he is: The man, the myth, the Sandler. As much as we love the film; it's a sad reminder of society - be yourself and you'll get bullied, be good at sport, and you'll become a cult hero. Shallow.
Tobey Maguire's only decent contribution to the cinema. Makes for a far more convincing jockey than he does superhero.
The NBA were among the first sports leagues to punish a state for their discriminatory laws. (Photo Source: Twitter)
The initial details of the alleged incident do not look good for Revis. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Revis could be facing jail time and a suspension from the NFL as a result of his involvement in this alleged incident. (Photo Source: Twitter)
One of the most celebrated Formula One photographers is Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, who first attended a Formula One weekend with a camera in 1962. He was able to capture drivers off-guard behind the scenes, and at a time when there was less regulation on where photographers could position themselves, was able to pull off some incredible shots. In an interview with a German publication, he describes the most dangerous moment of his life as an F1 photographer.
“The most dangerous moment of my life was Jerez 1990. Martin Donelly raced in the Lotus toward me, I stood behind a guardrail. The car broke apart after the impact, but the guardrail stopped. Dust and dirt whirled around me, but nothing happened to me. With shaky hands I changed the lens, I thought quite instinctively, I must now photograph. Donnelly, lying on the seat, was lying on the street. With 26 bone fractures. But he has survived, and I too. There was also a young photographer who had photographed at the time for two years. She stood at the Hockenheimring and turned to her photo bag. There was a Porsche crashing out – and she was paralyzed. A year later she committed suicide, she could not stand it anymore.”
– Rainer W. Schlegelmilch
It is an irony that a man who witnessed death in the 60’s and 70’s had his closest call in 1990, when driver safety had much improved, even if the danger factor remained.
Today, Formula One and Motorsport in general provides a challenging platform for the photographer, moments can happen in a fraction of a second. But Formula One cars remain one of the most aesthetically pleasing subjects to face the lens in the wider world of sport too. Check you shutter speed and warm your neck up before going out and having a go.
Mark Sutton, one of Formula One’s current photographers told us that there is one clear winner when it comes to which circuit delivers the most eye-catching images. He said,
“Monaco is still my favourite, although this has changed due to safety through the years with more barriers and fences blocking what were great positions and clean images. It still holds many memories of my 1st year in 1992 with the battle between Mansell & Senna.
It’s the fact you can still get close to the F1 cars intact on some corners touch them if you wanted to – and then the backgrounds of the med ocean and historic buildings, the track is so narrow. It’s an incredible sight at the start, the power, the roar and spectacular sight of the entire grid trying to fit through a narrow street for the start is awesome.”
– Mark Sutton
Formula 1 cars, and the buzz in atmosphere that they create continues to provide photographers with not only a challenge in finding that perfect shot, but also an opportunity to capture something extraordinary and striking.