By: Jeffrey R. Zwart .
Each copy includes a numbered bookplate signed by the author.
Three Points of Contact is a dramatic series of portraits that reveal how the world’s greatest drivers use their eyes, hands, and feet to control their cars, outpace their rivals, and become champions.
Renowned director and photographer Jeff Zwart (author of the award-winning Porsche Rennsport) created these images at The Race of Champions, held in Paris and London, where top drivers from Formula One, the World Rally Championship, NASCAR, X-Games, and other series compete directly against each other driving identical cars.
Each driver is revealed in amazingly vivid detail, from seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher to reigning NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. Zwart’s meticulously produced portraits focus on the eyes, hands, and feet—the three points of contact that every driver employs. The book’s large 13-inch by 11-inch format and high-quality printing bring out all of the nuances of Zwart’s close-up, specially de-saturated color photography.
Each of the 24 drivers in Three Points of Contact is profiled in six pages of photographs and commentary. These profiles include a statistical career summary, as well as personal observations on how the three points of contact define each one’s driving and success. A concluding chapter presents The Race of Champions in words and photographs. Other drivers featured in the book include Formula One stars David Coulthard, Jenson Button, and Heikki Kovalainen, eight-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, X-Games and Rally America champion Travis Pastrana and 1995 World Rally Champion Colin McRae.
The book is being published in a limited edition of 1,500 copies and is presented in a handsome cloth-covered slipcase.
Three Points of Contact: Drivers and Key Series
- Sébastien Bourdais - Formula One, Champ Car World Series
- Jenson Button - Formula One
- David Coulthard - Formula One
- Mattias Ekström - DTM, World Rally Championship
- Marcus Grönholm - World Rally Championship
- Jimmie Johnson - NASCAR Nextel Cup
- Heikki Kovalainen - Formula One
- Tom Kristensen - DTM, Le Mans, ALMS
- Sébastien Loeb - World Rally Championship
- Alister McRae - World Rally Championship
- Colin McRae - World Rally Championship
- Yvan Muller - World Touring Car Championship
- Travis Pastrana - X Games, Rally America Championship
- Stéphane Peterhansel - World Cup for Cross Country Rallies
- Andy Priaulx - World Touring Cars Championship
- Nani Roma - World Cup for Cross Country Rallies
- Bernd Schneider - DTM
- Michael Schumacher - Formula One
- Armin Schwarz - World Rally Championship
- Henning Solberg - World Rally Championship
- Petter Solberg - World Rally Championship
- Dani Sordo - World Rally Championship
- James Thompson - World Touring Car Championship
- Sebastian Vettel - Formula One