Formula One is a notoriously hard sport to gain access to. It can take years to even get a sliver of access behind the scenes for a photographer. But once they get that access, what is it actually like? We found out.

Jamey Price is a North Carolina-based photog that also shoots a number of F1 races each year. This year at Monza, Jamey helped shed a little light on what actually happens behind the scenes and what it’s like to photograph one of these amazing events.

It’s not as glamorous as you might think. Check out the full story (and pretty pictures) over on Road & Track.