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Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-10-06

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-10-06
Oct 6, 2016, 4:58 PM

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers and contributors.

Welcome to this week's top 10 photos chosen by our own photo editors. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did selecting these photos.

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10. Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW38, pit action

10. Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW38, pit action
1/10

Photo by: Williams F1

Nice angle and use of reflections. As editors, we're always looking for something different.

9. #73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 R: Patrick Lindsey, Jörg Bergmeister, Matt McMurry

9. #73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 R: Patrick Lindsey, Jörg Bergmeister, Matt McMurry
2/10

Photo by: Porsche Motorsport

Side lit cars are one of the most beautiful things in racing. It accentuates the curves and shows off any grime or dirt.

8. #304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz

8. #304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
3/10

Photo by: Peugeot Sport

One commonality between all of Peugeot's recent Dakar machines: massive flex. And it makes for super cool imagery.

7. The burning car of Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16

7. The burning car of Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
4/10

Photo by: Sutton Images

A scary moment for Kevin Magnussen but an impressive photo opportunity for photographers on pitlane.

6. Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën World Rally Team

6. Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën World Rally Team
5/10

Photo by: Citroën Communication

75% of rally photography is setting. And Corsica definitely has some views.

5. Race winner Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium by drinking champagne from his race boot

5. Race winner Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium by drinking champagne from his race boot
6/10

Photo by: XPB Images

So far, Ricciardo's antics on the podium haven't gotten old. So for now, his champagne in the boot trick still makes the top 10 in our book.

4. Sébastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

4. Sébastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
7/10

Photo by: Volkswagen Motorsport

More scene-setters form Rally de France.

3. Race winner Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Toyota

3. Race winner Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Toyota
8/10

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

The off-angle in a NASCAR Victory Lane is always hit or miss. It was hit at Dover for sure.

2. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12 sends sparks flying

2. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12 sends sparks flying
9/10

Photo by: XPB Images

Tack-sharp sparks and car. Amazingly simple, yet so beautiful.

1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid retired from the race with a blown engine

1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid retired from the race with a blown engine
10/10

Photo by: XPB Images

The photo of the race, and maybe the season. Period.

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