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An F1 car in your pocket

02/09/2015
by Jenny Brown
F1 Wallet

The Memento Exclusives design team have taken a raced, Sahara Force India Engine Cover (from the 2012 season) and sliced it into neat 10cm squares to create these stylish Formula One™ wallets!

The bodywork on the Sahara Force India cars is manufactured from 12 layers of carbon fibre. Each layer is woven together from individual carbon fibre threads (thinner than human hair), and a honeycomb aluminium layer is sandwiched between the carbon fibre layers. This structure optimises the strength of the chassis to protect the F1™ drivers in the event of a crash.  

To transform the engine cover into these wallets, the Memento design team scrape the honeycomb structure from the back of the original car bodywork squares - to leave just the outer painted carbon fibre. The squares of bodywork are then hand glued & stitched into the front of a soft black leather wallet. A black & white F1 car print lining is sewn into the notes pocket for a stylish finishing touch.

You can even choose the piece of bodywork that you would like on your wallet! 

Available now in the PlanetF1 shop for £149 each; presented in a luxury gift box and with an official team Certificate of Authenticity.

 

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