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Nico Rosberg Explains F1 Steering Wheel

We're sure most of you know how an F1 steering wheel looks like, and if you don't we have a special mention of it, together with how all those switches and buttons work, in an F1 steering wheel related article on our website.

However, what we have in the video below is something more special than that, as it's an actual Formula 1 driver who does the explaining part, together with the necessary mentions for each and every switch. His name is Nico Rosberg and he's the official race driver for Petronas Mercedes GP F1 team.

In a promotional video for the Brackley based team, the 25-year old German brings some light into how an F1 steering wheel works, as it comes in a time when that particular part of the car has been seriously burdened with the addition of extra switches for KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) and the DRS (Drag Reduction System) device.

Extra information as compared to past F1 steering wheels relate to the use of KERS of course, as Rosberg explains how the system is deployed and how its harvesting system can be used.

It shows how much harvesting is happening, so you can reduce or increase with this rotary here,” he says at some point, referring to the rotary switch for the KERS deployment.

But enough talk, we'll let you enjoy the 3-minute video yourselves, and figure out how “easy” it is for an F1 driver to control that thing weekend in and weekend out.



 
 
 
 
 

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