"The actual build process takes about two weeks of working hours (i.e. 80 hours). The majority of the parts are build in-house, with the central display and the underlying circuit board being the only exception as those are common parts shared by all teams.
"All other components - the circuitry, the circuit boards, the steering, the carbon enclosure, the quick release, the electrical connectors - are custom build in the team's factory in Brackley. The main materials used in a steering wheel are carbon fibre, fibreglass, titanium, silicon and copper.
"Over the course of a season, each driver will get three to four wheels. Mechanical designers, electrical designers and wiring technicians are involved in the design and build process."
What is the biggest challenge in designing and building an F1 steering wheel?
"The steering wheel is a safety-critical component (internally known as a Class A component). As such, it has to undergo rigorous testing - similar to, for example, a suspension element or a piece of the survival cell.
"However, at the same time it is a highly customised element, which can be changed on a race-by-race basis depending on the requirements of the drivers. The combination of these two requirements - highest level of diligence and constant changes - makes the design and build process very challenging."