These race-used F1 gear ratios and layshafts have been given a new life by our design team, in the form of impressive table lamps.
A simple, yet stunning design; the gear ratio forms the base of the lamp, with the layshaft connected as the upright stem. Topped with a stylish black fabric shade - the lamp looks great in your home environment, and is a guaranteed talking point!
Once put to their limits raced around the F1 tracks at speeds over 200MPH, these retired car parts have been mirror-polished to a sparkle and given a suitably relaxing retirement as ‘mood lighting’ for your home.
The lamp measures 40cmH and the lampshade measures 25cmW
Complete with certificate of authenticity and luxury gift box. Designed and handmade in the UK. Please note, this lamp is supplied with a UK plug. The plug can be easily changed by your local electrician.
Unlike your conventional road car gear ratio, F1 ratios have straight cut teeth – rather than helical – to reduce power losses and improve strength. A ratio is formed by combining two cogs inside the gearbox to form one gear, one on the input (or layshaft) shaft via the clutch and one on the opposing output shaft.
It used to be common practise to change ratios for pretty much every circuit on the F1 calendar but since 2014 teams must nominate 8 forward ratios (plus reverse) ahead of the season. As a result, there is always a compromise between top speed and peak torque output.
Will Tyson, F1 Technical Writer @TheWPTformula