“F1 is not a friendly game of chess” once said Lewis Hamilton but this unusual piece of Formula One merchandise is a friendly game of chess.

This luxury chess set from Memento Exclusives has been hand-crafted by F1 mechanics and is made entirely out of race-used parts from Renault and Lotus cars between 2005 and 2011. So the F1 encyclopaedias amongst us will already have realised that some of these pieces are indeed, bits of a championship winning Formula One car.

Here’s a breakdown of what the set is made from…

Pawns:
2008 Renault F1™ Team Wheel Drive Pegs; mounted on 2011 Lotus F1™ Team Driveshaft Grease Retention Plates.

Rooks:
2010 Renault F1™ Team Front Wing end plate Bobbin – connected to 2009 Lotus F1™ Team Actuator Airspring Body, and mounted on 2011 Lotus F1™ Team Driveshaft Grease Retention Plates.

Bishops:
2008 Renault F1™ Team Wheel Drive Peg – connected to 2007 Renault F1™ Team Cylinder Fuel Flap Cap, and mounted on 2011 Lotus F1™ Team Driveshaft Grease Retention Plates.

Knights:
2011 Lotus F1™ Team Brake Balance Increment Plate – connected to 2010 Renault F1™ Team 2010 Brake Bias Adjuster Clevis, 2009 Renault F1™ Team Front Top Wishbone Top Hat, 2005 Renault F1™ Team Dog Bone Retention Bush, and mounted on 2011 Lotus F1™ Team Driveshaft Grease Retention Plates.

Kings:     
2007 Renault F1™ Team Scavenge Pump Stand Off – connected to 2008 Renault F1™ Team Wheel Nut Locking Plunger, and mounted on 2011 Lotus F1™ Team Driveshaft Grease Retention Plates.

Queens:
2005 Renault F1™ Team Driveshaft Retention Ball, connected to 2008 Renault F1™ Team Wheel Nut Locking Plunger, and mounted on 2011 Lotus F1 Team™ Driveshaft Grease Retention Plates.

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