Two more hours before we get chucked out of the media suite - which got better, incidentally, with the addition of some really quite good sandwiches at lunchtime - so a few quick observations. I did behave myself in the end and only play with one variable at a time.
The 400mm was great - I may try it with the 1.7TC tomorrow, but I shouldn't think I need any more reach. The only thing that might change that is the addition of the crowd. They don't sell tickets for the first row of seats, which are as close as photographers are able to get. But, apparently, last year the crowd soon realised there was an empty row and moved forward, then got drunk and then got arsey with photographers who tried to use the allocated photography row. Deep joy. To be honest, with a crowd of 30,000 in a 90,000 seater stadium, I don't know why they don't put in a 3 or 4 row buffer so that we don't block anyone's view...
The Lightsphere seems to have worked, although I haven't spent too much time looking at the press conference shots yet. I'm going to spend some time in the Paddock tomorrow, so we'll see how it works there. It does, unfortunately, look like you've got a Tupperware salad spinner attached to your camera, but it's how it works that matters!
The 14-24mm was impressive, too - although there are really only a couple of shots I can take with it because we're so far from the track. I'll take a trip to the TV gantry tomorrow, too, to try to get a full track shot from above.
I'd happily add both lense to my bag - if I could afford them - and the Lightsphere looks like a useful addition. What I really want, though, is one of those KTM X-Bows... Mr Schumacher seemed to be havign a whale of a time in his.