The Incredibly Complex Formula 1 Steering Wheel Features Upwards of 35 Buttons and Switches

By: | June 13th, 2014

There is no doubt that the modern Formula 1 car is one of the most breathtaking vehicles ever made, from inside and out. What many people don’t pay attention to is the steering wheel that controls Formula 1 cars at 180 mph.

It is estimated drivers shift up and down close to 4,000 times during a race, along with making many other adjustments on their quest for victory.

Because of this, Formula 1 steering wheels come equipped with upwards of 35 buttons, knobs, and switches, which the drivers must learn to master in order to be successful.

But what exactly does each individual button, knob, and switch do?

This diagram will tell you all you need to know … just in case you were thinking of driving a Formula 1 car soon:

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