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Pietro Fittipaldi Breaks Sonoma’s F3 Lap Record |

On this day at the office, I got to cover 19 year old Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of the legendary driver Emerson Fittipaldi, for as he tested the turbocharged 300hp two-liter four-cylinder engine Formula 3 car at Sonoma Raceway. Fittipaldi was invited by Simraceway Performance Driving Center, and by the end of the day he set a new F3 lap record beating the previous time by over 1 second. More details featured on from the record breaking day.

For the portrait set up with Pietro below, I used the grandstands of Sonoma Raceway as a backdrop, a Westcott Rapid Box XXL Octa as my key light (camera left), and the edge of sunlight piercing through the stands (camera right) to create some lens flare. In 10 minutes. Done! Thanks to Westcott for sharing the work.

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Jay Watson
San Francisco Bay Area based lifestyle and people photographer Jay Watson shoots editorial, apparel, automotive, corporate, and sports subjects for commercial clients. Published in over 70 magazines.

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