Ferrari Engineer, Giuliano Salvi takes us on a fantastic in depth look at the 2010 Ferrari Formula One Steering Wheel from Massa’s car. In 2009 there was KERS, so for 2010 the steering wheel is a little less complicated, but then 2010 did have moving front wings which they could adjust 4 times per lap, so the driver still had a lot to do and control from the steering wheel.
2010 was also the first year of no more refuelling in F1, so there are controls dedicated to setting the fuel mix, as saving gas became very important, along with a number of buttons to control the torque delivery to the rear wheels, revs, differential setup and clutch setup. There is even a button to pump oil across into the main tank from a reserve tank.
Several buttons also help the driver to make a good start, by setting things like clutch bite and rev limits. Pretty amazing stuff. Interesting too that in Ferrari both drivers can make changes to their steering wheels in layout and function, depending on their needs, and their steering wheel functions and layout may change several times per season, even with different functions for different track.
A great insight to the world of Formula One Steering Wheels.