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Abu Dhabi Testing 2018
27th - 28th November, 2018
BEHIND-THE-SCENES F1 VIDEOS
Enjoy weekly videos from the world of Formula One.
IS CHARLES LECLERC F1’S NEXT WORLD CHAMPION?
Here are a few things you might not have known about F1’s rookie of the year, Charles Leclerc. What are your predictions for Leclerc and Ferrari in 2019?
From the passionate to the emotional, the fans of Formula One help create the amazing atmosphere that follows each and every race of the year.
EVERYBODY LOVES VALTTERI BOTTAS
Valtteri Bottas' polite, friendly and approachable personality has made him one of Formula One's most popular drivers amongst fans, media personalities, team members and celebrities alike.
FUNNY SHOTS FROM FORMULA ONE
I shoot over 14,000 images in a four-day race weekend, so there are bound to be a few funny shots amongst them. From drivers to celebrities, here are a few of my funny favourites!
WHO IS KIMI "THE ICEMAN" RAIKKONEN?
Kimi Raikkonen is an icon of Formula One, but does he deserve the nickname "The Iceman"? Learn all about the Finnish superstar in this video!
THE RICH AND FAMOUS FACES OF FORMULA ONE
From Mariah Carey to Usain Bolt, Formula One has always attracted the world's most rich and famous people. Check out some of the famous faces I've snapped at F1 races.
IS PIERRE GASLY FORMULA ONE'S NEXT STAR?
With a move to Red Bull on the horizon, young star Pierre Gasly looks destined to take his racing career to another level. Will 2019 be a breakout year for Gasly?
THE GLAMOROUS WORLD OF FORMULA ONE
As a sport filled with glitz and glamour, Formula One often features just as much action off the track as it does on. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous world of Formula One.
LEWIS HAMILTON: FORMULA ONE'S BIGGEST STAR
He’s the biggest star in the F1 circus and in this video you’ll learn a few things about the 4-time world champ that you may not have known.
DANIEL RICCIARDO: FORMULA ONE'S FRIENDLIEST DRIVER
While his trademark smile might suggest otherwise, Daniel Ricciardo is one of the hungriest and most competitive drivers in all of Formula One.
FORMULA ONE GRID GIRLS
In a sport dominated by blokes, "grid girls" were a pleasing distraction in Formula One.
2018 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW
The 2018 Japanese Grand Prix is almost here! Will Lewis Hamilton continue to dominate or will Sebastian Vettel close the gap?
SEBASTIAN VETTEL BEHIND THE SCENES
Sebastian Vettel is one of the best drivers in Formula One. He also happens to be one of the nicest, most popular drivers on tour. Here are a few things you may not know about Sebastian Vettel.
SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
Kym Illman shot more than 15,000 images at the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix. Find out how he captured the colour and excitement of the event.
FORMULA ONE: THE PODIUM
From Lewis Hamilton launching trophies into the air to Daniel Ricciardo's Champagne-filled shoes, the podium’s seen some outstanding celebrations.
9 FACTS ABOUT FORMULA ONE'S PIT LANE
Here are nine facts about Formula One's Pit Lane and the high-pressure environment where milliseconds can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Kym’s Pre- & Post-Race Blog
Lewis Hamilton won the final race of the year here in Abu Dhabi and celebrated by stripping off on the podium to be showered in champagne by Max and Seb….
Let’s start with Wednesday evening when I popped out to the track and spotted an Etihad A380 and a 787 flying low over the track, rehearsing for their pre-race flyover…
Lewis Hamilton notched up another win in Sao Paulo on Sunday and after extracting himself from his vehicle in parc ferme he rushed to embrace his team. However, the fence…
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In this episode of the Forumal1Blog, host Todd McCandless chats with Kym about his experiences on the track (and behind the scenes) of the Formula 1 Grand Prix 2017 season and Kym’s journey from F1 enthusiast to full-blown accredited photographer.
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