Behind-the-scenes footage, fascinating blogs, and stunning pictures taken directly from the track.

Kym Illman is the most popular F1 photographer on social media, and Australia’s only permanently accredited photographer for F1.

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From Thursday to Sunday, images uploaded minutes after being taken.


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A day in the life of an F1 photographer

A lot of people ask me what it’s like to shoot Formula One professionally. Well, let me tell you about a typical day (or 3) at the track, and the track I’ve chosen is the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne. I’ll run you through my F1 photography kit, what it takes to be a professional f1 photographer, and how a 2022 F1 race weekend works for me.

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F1 Drivers’ Wives and Girlfriends 2021 by Kym Illman

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There’s huge interest in the partners of the F1 drivers! In the 2021 group, you’ll find an architectural student, a law graduate, several models, four mums, and a whole lot more.

F1 Drivers Who Rule Instagram

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20 of the 21 2020 F1 drivers are active on Instagram – some more active than others obviously.  The one driver who doesn’t have an Instagram presence is Seb Vettel.

F1 Drivers’ Wives and Girlfriends 2020 by Kym Illman

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The wives and girlfriends of the F1 drivers are a diverse bunch. These are strong, independent women from a variety of countries.


From the beaches of Lancelin to F1 tracks all over the world, follow @kymillman on Instagram to see all his latest posts.

It’s not just the images, it’s the way he phrases the captions. It’s his personal style as opposed to a team of content generators that don’t necessarily engage at that level with audiences.

Dr. Kathrina Wolf, Social media expert, Curtin University professor


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