I'm strictly an amateur photographer, but I do want to take good pics and not waste film. In fact I'm using the same Canon FTb I've used to shoot every racing event I've been to since 1976. In this case, everything clicked (pun intended). This is Didier Pironi on his way to pole position at Montreal in the 126C2 in 1982, the first of my 12 trips to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Unfortunately, Didier stalled at the start and was hit by Riccardo Paletti, with fatal results for the latter. The spare car was not as up-to-date and Pironi finished ninth. This photo would be impossible to shoot today. Since they've reconfigured the circuit, where I was standing is now in the middle of the pit entrance lane!