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Learn how Ferrari's F1 steering wheel works

Carlos Sainz has had a solid start to his Ferrari career after making the switch from McLaren during the offseason. One of the first things the Spaniard has had to adjust to is a new steering wheel, which he broke down in a recent video.

Ferrari steering wheel
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It's easy to look at an F1 steering wheel and get lost in all of the many dials and switches. For years the technology surrounding the wheel has gotten more and more complicated, but luckily for us Carlos Sainz broke down how the one that controls the Ferrari SF21 works.

The Spaniard revealed he's been hard at work trying to memorise all of the different functions, which he believes runs into the thousands. One of the buttons that stand out the most is the big green N button, which unsurprisingly, puts the car into neutral no matter what gear it is currently in. The PC button next to it confirms with the team that the planned pit stop has been acknowledged.

Perhaps the most interesting feature is the knob with Ferrari's prancing horse on it, the famous engine mods. Options such as race, box and push change how the powertrain operates based on different situations, with the rotary in the bottom right controlling how much power you get out of the engine. The closer it runs to 1, the more power.

The explanations don't end there, so be sure to check out the full video below.

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