Formula 1 Racing Steering Wheels


I may never get the chance to sit behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racing car, but the fact that it has so many buttons makes me feel like I would mess something up anyway. Over at Wired, they have a story on how much focus and technology is integrated into the steering wheel of these race cars.

Via Wired:

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you’re going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ Sebastian Vettel at 180 mph, you can’t take a hand off the wheel to do, well, anything. Every task a driver might need to do, every bit of information he might need to know, is quite literally at his fingertips.

The modern Formula 1 steering wheel is, therefore, the most amazing ever made. It is, in every way, the nerve center of the car.