Got back in to the car park, as promised, at 10 on the dot*. Back shooting by 10.30, which wasn't too bad. We've been cucked out of the nice warm lounge though - or, at least, we have if we want internet access - so I'm sat outside on the commentators' terrace which, actually, isn't too bad today but would have been pretty miserable yesterday.
The weather's much better today. Dry but overcast, which is fine. For this sort of thing I prefer the diffuser on my natural light source. Less to worry about in terms of getting the sun behind you, shadows etc.
Got our first glimpse of Hoy this morning having a couple of sighting laps. Taking it pretty easy except for a quick blast up over the bridge, with what looked like two pairs of bib-tights over the top of his Sky HD+ skinsuit. It's all a bit of a circus, really and I can't honestly say he's ever looked as though he's having fun.
I tried out the 1.7TC with the 400mm and, as I suspected, it's a bit long for the cars but I think it'll be just right for Chris' second half lap - the infield bit of the loop - and for the podium ceremony which, from where I intend to do the Hoy vs Hamilton race, is on the opposite side of the stadium. We'll see.
I also ended up with 400mm on for the press conference, which was less than ideal - especially as I arrived late and was stuck behind the press scrum with - much more appropriate - 70-200s and flashes. It wasn't entirely my fault. I was told Hoy wasn't going to be there; then told that he was. So I rushed down 8 flights of stairs and arrived late to find that he wasn't, in fact, there, and that it was just a group photo call. I've been more annoyed, of course. But not since 8am this morning.
They've just started to let the public in. Time to go to work!
* I've also re-checked the confirmation email and it did say 10am on it for the car park. Still utterly stupid, but partly my fault for not a) reading it properly and b) staying in bed.