These Skateboards Are Made From Lewis Hamilton's F1 Car

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Now you can shred and spew sparks like the seven-time F1 world champion.

Do you want to own an F1 car? Unless you're here to moan about how mean we are to Teslas, the answer is most likely yes. Unfortunately, unless you're the guys over at Genius Garage, you can't. The best you can hope for is the Mercedes-AMG One, which uses a watered-down engine from the 2016 Mercedes F1 car.

Even if a team decides to sell a car instead of putting it in a museum, you're still looking at around $30 million. That's $12 million for the parts and $18 million for the prestige. Or you could buy a $9,000 scale model, which is likely worth more than your current daily car.

Now there's a cheaper way to get a piece of F1 engineering that you can use to move around, however.

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The official F1 online store currently sells skateboards made from an F1 car's skid blocks - the material placed underneath the cars that typically create the sparks, but actually serve to limit lowering the car excessively for aerodynamic puproses. But not just any old skid blocks. These skid blocks were taken from the bottom of the championship-winning Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid.

It's a cruising board, and it can handle up to 220 lbs. The board comes standard with Hamilton and Rosberg's racing numbers, and only 100 will be made. Considering it's made from a piece of a championship-winning car, the $800 asking price is quite reasonable. However, a basic skateboard with a maple deck costs just $50 at Walmart.

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Some of the newer F1 fans out there might not be familiar with the concept of a skid block. It's a mandatory piece of wood - now metal - attached to the bottom of every F1 car. The skid block limits a team's use of ground effects to suck the car to the ground, and it's a valuable tool that helps the marshalls check whether a team is sticking to the minimum ground clearance regulations.

As you can see in some of the photographs, some skid blocks scraped the tarmac during a race. That would be first prize, but unfortunately, F1's website can't guarantee the wood color and plank details. Each board is hand-crafted by the team at F1 Authentics, which states that it's an exquisite piece of memorabilia you can ride or display.

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