The ice spice is here to beat the scorching summer heat; if I have left you in a fix then let’s cut the suspense and present the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. McLaren Mercedes and diamond creators Steinmetz unveiled their hottest collaboration, a diamond steering wheel, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Formula One team. But before the onset of the big, hot event they have got something to cool everyone up. It is an ice sculpture of a car organized by Steinmetz Diamonds during preparations for the Grand Prix. To announce the creation of the diamond steering wheels, they commissioned the creation of a precise facsimile of this year’s Team McLaren Mercedes F1 car, made from two tonnes of ice.
But guess who sizzled in this ice car? None other than Kimi Raikkonen. This is the second time that the two pioneering and enterprising companies have joined hands as last year Steinmetz created diamond helmets for the team. Now, a little dope on the bling-bling- steering. Apparently, the whole of the steering isn’t studded with the luminous rocks; just the star in the center has been adorned with round, brilliant cut, white, natural diamonds, proficiently cut by Steinmetz, creating a visual impact inside the cockpit never seen before. Another astonishing feat in this year happening is that for the very first time a sponsor has been allowed to amend the inside of the drivers’ cockpit. Steinmetz is on tenterhooks to maneuver Raikkonen and fellow driver Juan Pablo Montoya to victory.
Via – Reuters