Zooming into the picture
By Phillip Porter and Jamie Coley
Last Updated: 14/01/15 5:02pm
We asked for your favourite picture you took in 2014 - and you didn't disappoint
Ahead of this year’s 2015 annual Zoom charity auction the stars of F1, both on and off the track, were each asked to take a photograph that represented a snapshot of their world in 2014. The results – all exclusively signed by the participants – are to be auctioned off during the star-studded gala on Friday 16 January with all proceeds going to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charity.
Sky Sports F1 asked you to do exactly the same for your chance to win a fabulous set of prizes courtesy of Zoom and Nikon and you didn’t disappoint - having captured some stunning shots from across the world, throughout the F1 season!
Using Twitter, Facebook and email, you sent us pictures ranging from a close-up of tyre marbles in Belgium to a snapshot from underneath the banking at Monza, from youngsters enjoying the fanzone at the Circuit of the Americas to a picture depicting an innovative way to obtain an autograph from Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg.
We’ve laid out some of your best snapshots below, with the winning image, taken by Mark Timms at the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix, at the top of the page.
Mark's winning image of two young Ferrari fans will be printed, framed and auctioned off alongside all the other pictures for the 2015 Zoom charity auction, contributed by the likes of 2014 F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. But that’s not all as the image will then be added and published in the Zoom 2015 book, immortalised forever for fans and readers alike.
And if that wasn’t enough, the winner will also receive a brand new Nikon D5300 + 18-55mm VRII D-SLR kit courtesy of event sponsors Nikon! Runner-up Richard Dyson will be sent a Nikon COOLPIX S9700 camera.
Thanks to everyone who contributed!
Sky Sports, along with the winner, will be live at this year’s 2015 annual Zoom charity auction on Friday January 16 and you can follow the night’s proceedings on Sky Sports News HQ from 6.30pm.