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Though the photographers’ eyes: Monaco, Indy and more

Time for our second round-up of the photos we used on the front page of our site, a more-or-less fortnightly collection of the best or most newsworthy pictures from the teams, suppliers and series.

This collection is dominated by the two big events of the open wheel racing calendar, the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.


But there is also room for the launch of Formula Two, a couple of shots from last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the sombre scenes as the late Joe Tandy is remembered.

F2 cars in the pits after the day's racing is done
F2: Wickens dominates launch weekend from pole to flag
Much of the field that turned out for the first F2 event to take place for 25 years must be wondering why they bothered after Red Bull junior driver Robert Wickens dominated the weekend from start to finish. Read more. Photo: Formula Two
The IndyCar field at the Milwaukee Mile
IRL: Dixon ambush sinks Briscoe’s Milwaukee hopes
Scott Dixon’s return to form continued in Milwaukee when he pounced late in the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 to deprive Ryan Briscoe of victory. Dario Franchitti took third and Danica Patrick’s good run of results continued. Read more. Photo: IRL / Ron McQueeney
The F3 community gathers at Rockingham to remember engineer, driver and team boss Joe Tandy
F3: Nick Tandy dedicates maiden win to late brother
Tributes were paid in the pitlane at Rockingham to team boss, engineer and former driver Joe Tandy, who had recently died in a car crash. Later in the day his brother Nick drove one of his cars to a maiden victory. Read more. Photo: British F3 International Championship
Lewis Hamilton among Goodwood's hay bales
The famous black and while Hill helmet rides again
Hamilton to demonstrate Senna’s McLaren at Goodwood
There are now less than five weeks to go until this year’s 2009 Festival of Speed, so if you’re thinking about going but haven’t got tickets, it’s definitely time to act. Pictured here at least year’s event are Lewis Hamilton and Damon Hill in the Lola Ford T90. Read more. Photos: Goodwood
Dario Franchitti, rebranded to promote an in-car GPS system
IRL: Briscoe takes pole in Milwaukee
Last year Ryan Briscoe could only qualify 11th in Milwaukee but won the race anyway. This year the took pole, keeping behind him rivals including Scotland’s Dario Franchitti who competed in an unfamiliar green livery to promote one of his sponsors. Read more. Photo: IRL / Ron McQueeney
Helio celebrates in Victory Circle with the traditional winner's drink of milk
British fans at Indy
IRL: Indy 500 win makes Helio’s comeback complete
The rollercoaster career of Helio Castroneves took another major leap skywards when he converted pole position at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway into his third Indy 500 victory. The race was a mix of constantly-shifting fortunes, horrendous crashes – and spectators partying. Read more. Photos: IRL / Dana Garrett
Jenson Button on his way to victory in Monaco
F1: Button’s Monaco victory extends Brawn’s dominance
Jenson Button continued his dominance of the 2009 Formula One season with an unruffled victory from pole in Monaco, leading home team-mate Rubens Barrichello for Brawn GP’s third 1-2 finish of the season. Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton spent the entire race among the back-markers. Read more. Photo: Bridgestone
The field of 33 pose for the traditional pre-race PR photo in New York
IRL: Runners and riders for the Indy 500
The month-long build up to the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 mixed on-track action in practice and qualifying with an endless round of PR opportunities and TV appearances. While the leading qualifiers (and Sarah Fisher) did the round of the TV studios, all 33 took part in the traditional New York photocall. Read more. Photo: IRL / Ron McQueeney
Button judges it nicely at the harbour
Lewis Hamilton nails the chicane
F1: Button leaves it late in Monaco qualifying
Jenson Button stunned the opposition with another late pole-grabbing lap after looking off the pace during the majority of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, by contrast, crashed and faced starting at the back. Read more. Photos: Brawn GP and McLaren
Close running in the Firestone Freedom 100
Indy Lights: Last-minute Howard grabs fourth in thriller
Jay Howard, in the orange and blue Palm Beach International Raceway car, made the most of a last-minute call-up for the Indy Lights Firestone Freedom 100 to take a careful fourth place in a race of wheel-to-wheel action and high attrition. Read more. Photo: IRL / Jessica Hoffman
Mike Conway gets some pit row instruction at Indy
IRL: Conway grabs his place in the Indy 500
Mike Conway shrugged off the after-effects of his high-speed crash and hospital stay to provisionally qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with a four-lap average speed of 220.124mph that put him 28th in the field of 33. He kept himself safe during the next day’s Bump drama by setting an even faster lap. Read more. Photo: IRL / Jim Haines
Lewis Hamilton with his diamond-topped helmet
F1: That Lewis Hamilton’s a diamond geezer…
McLaren’s defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen competed at Monaco with their race numbers picked out in diamonds on their helmets, thanks to sponsors Steinmetz. Read more. Photo: www.McLaren.com


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