Watch: The evolution of the F1 steering wheel


Nothing is a safe from the steamrolling rate of development in Formula 1.

Not even the steering wheel. Trace it from 1957 to today in three minutes with the excellent video below, from round to the moulded kidney shape, from button-less to PlayStation levels.

You can do likewise to the crash helmet directly afterwards, from mere soft-cloth caps to the life-saving carbon fibre, kevlar and plugged-in lids of today.

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