F1 photographer Mark Sutton picks his favourite shots from the first half of the season
Australia - The driver line-up
Malaysia - Multi 21
There was only one story that came out of Malaysia but we need more than one picture tell it! Mark said "Multi 21" to Vettel before the podium, and that's code for him to finish ahead of Seb. As you can see with the press conference shot Vettel looked pretty sheepish afterwards, and you can see Newey was also feeling pretty uncomfortable ahead of going on the podium with both drivers. For what it's worth, I think Red Bull should have been as clear on the radio as Mercedes was with Hamilton and Rosberg and just said to Vettel "don't overtake" rather than letting him get on with it.
China - Kimi's fans
Bahrain - 900,000
This is a very special picture beyond being a nice shot because it's actually our 900,000th picture that went on to our website! It's obviously a great celebration for us and it was a nice shot too. I was head-on doing the podium, and then as Vettel left I picked up the 500mm and shot this as he left the podium. It's got a really nice reflection in the trophy itself and the trophy is quite heavy. Seb's holding it in one arm because Gill Jones - who was on the podium to collect the constructors' trophy - forgot to take it! So he's got both trophies and is walking off, saluting his team and is right in front of the list of world champions, which of course also features his own name.
Spain - Vettel v Raikkonen
It seemed to me that the DRS was allowing moves a lot earlier on the main straight than in previous years at Spain, but I waited in position at Turn 1 as I saw Raikkonen close on Vettel and he got the move done right in front of me. The crowd went mad when Raikkonen overtook him, but it was interesting to see how he did it. I followed it completely down the straight on the 500mm lens, and you can see Raikkonen takes the kerb on the inside on the first frame and then he pushes Vettel on to the kerb at Turn 2. I think it took a lot of respect from Vettel to let him come through, as he could have tried to run Raikkonen wide but held his line. It was good, clean racing and a nice sequence.
Monaco - Maldonado's crash
Keith Sutton: I shot the start of the race from a hospitality suite courtesy of my friend Dave - I need to thank him but don't want everyone asking him for access! - and you can get so much from up there. I could see Chilton coming out of the chicane and I got the incident right from the very beginning because I was following it the whole way. I think it's the first time I've used the 12 frames per second mode on my Nikon D4 and something like that is where it really comes in useful. I just kept my finger down and got it from when they touched right through to the end.
Canada - Victorious Vettel
Britain - Rosberg celebrates
Germany - Inquisitive Webber
Hungary - Hamilton's emotions
Lewis Hamilton supposedly dedicated his Hungary race win to girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger and there are my four shots of his emotions on the podium. He kept signalling down to the team as if to say 'This is for you' and it looked like he was fighting back tears at one point. He was quite emotional and it was quite weird watching him on the podium. Obviously last year he had Nicole down in the pit lane looking back up at him so maybe that triggered it. Now he just has his manager Tom Shine with him and he flies around in that private jet on his own. The dog wasn't at this race, and I don't think it should really be at any races. Outside the circuit is fine but because he has his motorhome inside the circuit at most races it doesn't work. Anyway, it was a weekend of mixed emotions for him and these podium pictures tell a bit of a story.