Formula One people are busy but what if you could put a camera in their hands and have them take a picture of whatever they liked? Imagine what images you would get from people who see the inside and outside of F1. That’s exactly what the Zoom project has done.
Zoom is a unique project that asked drivers and team principals to take a picture of whatever they wanted and the images have been collected and placed in a nice coffee table book entitled, Through The Eyes Of Formula One.
From Kamui Kobayashi’s photo of Mount Fuji, Vitaly Petrov’s shot of construction at the upcoming Russian Grand Prix site to Michael Schumacher’s office as well as Fernando Alonso’s picture of Felipe Massa—the book is a terrific insight to the world of F1 drivers and personalities.
The book holds the photos of 48 people involved in F1 including Mario Andretti and even Bernie Ecclestone himself. The forward, by Mr. Ecclestone, explains the real reason for the book, which is to benefit the Great Ormand Street Hospital. It’s a charity that has been tied to F1 for some time now and does wonderful work.
There are two versions to choose from which are a leather-bound style and a regular edition. The printing quality is very nice and the pictures come with a personal narrative by each person. It gives a little insight to each person and what they saw in their own photograph.
My personal favorite is Christian Horner’s Land Rover Defender with his dogs in it. We also discover that he has two other dogs named Flavio and Bernie…how fitting.
It’s a great cause and a great book in which Christian Sylt has done a great job of assembling the people, photos and words. I think you will really enjoy this rare and wonderful glimpse into the lives of F1 personalities.
You can get a copy for yourself right here.