For most of us, watching a Formula 1 driver’s POV from the TV in our living rooms is the closest we’ll get to the race car’s steering wheel.

Even the most oblivious of Formula 1 drivers can notice how cluttered a Formula 1 car’s steering is; but how complicated is it really? Valtteri Bottas of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team explains.

The drivers are involved from the development of the steering from the get-go – from the mould of the steering, to the layout of the buttons.

In this video, you’ll finally get to find out, in relative detail, on the work that goes on behind every Formula 1 driver’s tool of the trade.

Credit: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

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