The game of chess at 200MPH!
Chess is a beautiful game of strategy. Once the memorised opening moves are played and each player starts to unfold their plan, the real game begins to take place. Players like to study opening theory and learn end game skills, but the middle chess game is where games are won and lost. Many games will end in resignation even before an endgame takes place.
There was no more fitting game, than chess to bring to life with ‘raced’ Formula One™ car parts. This luxury chess game has been flawlessly hand-crafted from raced F1™ car parts, by F1™ mechanics themselves! A labour of love, this is a limited edition, beautiful set to own, play and display.
Every chess piece formerly played its strategic role within the workings of the World Championship winning Renault F1™ Team cars and Lotus F1™ Team cars. Retired from the race, the components have been hand-polished, lacquered, and felted underneath for the ultimate play experience.
One set of F1™ chess pieces has been professionally lacquered in black nickel, and the other has been clear lacquered.
The weighty chess board has been hand-crafted from solid, carbon fibre hard pads and titanium squares; the same grade of these materials as used in F1™ cars. It has been lacquered and polished 10 times, for the ultimate sheen and professional finish.
All F1™ car parts used for the chess pieces, still retain their original engraved unique F1™ part identification numbers:
2008 Renault F1™ Team Wheel Drive Pegs; mounted on 2011 Lotus F1™ Team Driveshaft Grease Retention Plates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Board measures 46.5cmW x 41cmL x 2.5cmD and is presented in a luxury bespoke box and/or bespoke acrylic display case (depending on your preference). Complete with official certificate of authenticity.
Own the ultimate chess set!