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F1 2017 preview: Through Jamey Price’s lens (PHOTOS)

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Editor’s note: One of the most talented photographers shooting a variety of motorsports series, with a number of different clients, is Jamey Price. Jamey and I met a few years ago as his career took foot, and it’s only grown in stature and ability since. Jamey was at this year’s Formula 1 preseason tests in Barcelona, and here’s a roundup of some of his favorite shots from testing as we prepare for the start of the season in Melbourne this weekend. You can follow more of Jamey’s portfolio on Instagram, at @JameyPricePhoto, at Twitter at @JameyPricePhoto, on Facebook at Jamey Price Photographer, or on his website at jameypricephoto.com. Without further adieu, here’s Jamey… 

F1 pre-season testing. It may not be the most exciting stuff on Earth, but for photographers, it gives us a chance to see the new cars and play with light we normally would never see during a regular season. Having grown up as an F1 fan, I was always in awe watching them take corners at insane speeds with ear shattering noise. For the past few years, F1 cars haven’t exactly brought anyone to their feet with excitement.

But thankfully, that may change. The noise may not be what it used to be, but the speeds are definitely back. Watching the cars through the fast Turn 9 right-hander in Barcelona was not only exhilarating but also very interesting. It’s pretty clear to the naked eye which teams have a chassis that will take them somewhere this season, and which ones don’t.

If I was a betting man, I think it might be time to start backing the Ferrari’s of Vettel and Raikkonen again. We can all only hope they give Lewis and his new teammate Valtteri a run for their money. And don’t believe all you hear about there not being any passing this year. It will probably be harder, and less common than the last few years, but that’s a good thing in my book. I want to be impressed when a driver makes a move on a rival and makes it stick. It’s time we revered F1 drivers as the heroes they are again.

March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB13
February 26, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Sebastian Vettel (GER), Scuderia Ferrari, SF70H
February 26, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, F1 W08
February 26, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Max Verstappen (DEU), Red Bull Racing, RB13
March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB13
March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Sebastian Vettel (GER), Scuderia Ferrari, SF70H
March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Nico Hulkenberg (GER), Renault Sport Formula One Team, R.S.17
February 26, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Antonio Giovinazzi, Sauber F1 development driver
March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Lance Stroll (CAN), Williams Martini Racing, FW40
March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Scuderia Toro Rosso, STR12
March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Max Verstappen (DEU), Red Bull Racing, RB13, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, F1 W08
March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, F1 W08
March 7-10, 2017: Circuit de Catalunya. Max Verstappen (DEU), Red Bull Racing, RB13

 

Twin sisters chosen for Lincoln Tech-Schmidt Peterson Mentorship Program

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Lincoln Tech and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced a continuation of their long-time partnership earlier this year, and part of that partnership included a return of their mentorship program, which sees Lincoln Tech students join SPM’s team during select race weekends.

The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway will add a new and interesting chapter to that program as the students selected happen to be twin sisters.

Jacqueline and Nathalie Mische, who are studying Automotive Technology at Lincoln Tech’s East Windsor, CT campus, will be part of James Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda team during the Pocono weekend.

Jacqueline and Nathalie Mische will be part of James Hinchcliffe’s team at Pocono. Photo: IndyCar

What’s even more interesting is that Jacqueline and Nathalie previously worked in a hair salon as after graduating from beauty school. They explained that one of their Lincoln Tech instructors, Kristopher Fluckiger, put the idea of pursuing a career in the racing field in their heads.

“He was a Lincoln Tech graduate, and then he was actually a racer,” Natalie and Jacqueline said of Mr. Fluckiger in a video release by Lincoln Tech detailing their story. “When we had him for steering and suspension, he always told us about stagger and race cars. He integrated racing into everything he was teaching us.”

And the young women feel both humbled and surprised by the opportunity at hand.

“It’s still so surreal. When everyone told us that we got chosen – to be able to go, we feel honored that we get that opportunity,” Natalie revealed.

Jacqueline added, “Especially two of us from one campus, we kind of didn’t think we could (both get nominated).”

Kevin Clark, Director of Education at the East Windsor campus, spoke very highly of the Mische sisters and feels that they both earned the opportunity.

“(They) are truly deserving of this honor – being selected for the SPM Mentor program,” said Clark. “They are outstanding students with exceptional GPAs and near-perfect attendance. They are always upbeat, positive, and smiling while actively engaged in their education and helping others.”

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