A frozen stare. Befitting the blue gleam of the eyes. Gaze fixed forward. Willing to fight for each and every meter, second and position. Today’s image captures the calm before the storm: focused and concentrated, steeled, and ready. For everything to come once the race starts. The sun bathes the scene in warm light, a protective halo provides shade to those cool eyes. There’s no room for distractions.
It’s a surrealistic and intense photo. Enrapturing the audience. We’d rather not be an opponent on the receiving end of this intense stare. But it would be interesting to know what was going through Porsche driver André Lotterer’s head just that moment, seconds before the race was about to start. His eyes reveal nothing. And yet everything there is to know.