Book Details
Author: Jeffrey R. Zwart
Format: Hardcover with slipcase, 13” by 11”, 152 pages
Photos: 122 color
ISBN: 1-893618-99-4
Price: $149.95
Three Points of Contact Three Points of Contact
The Drivers of The Race of Champions

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 copy is signed by the author and individually numbered.

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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


Driver                                       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


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As unique and innovative subjects for motorsport photography books go, this one's right up there . . . Pricey, yes, but it's unrivalled in the distinctive coffee-table-tomes class.

As technology in racing advances and budgets balloon to keep pace, it could be easy to forget the human element essential to the sport. In a new coffe-table book, veteran photographer Jeff Zwart shows how some of the world's greatest drivers use their eyes, hands and feet to control a race car and become champions.

Zwart's most recent book, 3 Points of Contact, was inspired by a fleeting moment captured at the Dutch Grand Prix in the mid-1970s . . . "I was enamored by the fact that somehow, by looking into each driver's eyes, I had seen a bigger picture of motorsport."
–Road & Track

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