2008-12 Renault/Lotus F1 Show-car Steering Wheel
This steering wheel was a Renault F1 show-car wheel from the 2008 to 2010 period, then Lotus F1 cars thereafter. It was used on Renault launch/show-cars until the Renault F1 scaled back its involvement in racing in 2011 and become only an engine supplier, doing a deal with Lotus Cars to buy its 25% stake in the team. The deal was finalised in early December 2010, with the team to be renamed Lotus Renault GP for 2011. Renault continued to support the team by supplying engines and its expertise. The Renault chassis name continued to be used, with Renault branding featuring in the new black and gold livery that was last used when Renault and Lotus joined forces in the 1980s, harking back to the John Player Special livery of the time. The wheel was the used for a couple of years on all Lotus F1 launch/show cars (as seen in pictures).
This Steering wheel would make a great centre piece in any motorsports collection.