The Incredible Evolution of Formula 1 Engines | Track Evolution

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    Welcome to a new series, Track Evolution, where we show the incredible innovation from F1 over the years. Showing how F1 engineering, cars and tracks have evolved.
    We’re going to walk you through the engines from each decade of F1, as well as pick out the key innovations that have got us to today - where F1 has some of the most efficient engines on the planet.
    So, how have F1 engines changed over the years? Which of them was the most powerful? And what breakthroughs have made it into today’s engines?
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    The 1950s F1 cars used all sorts of engines, from custom-built inline 4s, to pre-war v8s. The only regulations were a limit on engine displacement, 4.5L if it were Naturally Aspirated and 1.5L if you fitted a supercharger.
    They produced around 425 horsepower, meaning they produced 94 horsepower per litre. Oh, and keep an eye on that number throughout this video.
    In 1954, they tightened restrictions and only allowed 2.5 litres, naturally aspirated engines - cutting power to 290 horsepower. However, the teams got creative with engine layouts - keeping efficiency comparatively high. [116HP/L]
    These were some of the best years for variety in F1, if you looked through the grid, they were running inline 4s and 8s, V12s and 16s and even a huge V-twin!
    However, all of them were incredibly heavy, meaning the cars produced huge understeer - forcing the drivers to neutralise this by mostly drifting around corners.
    This was also the decade when F1 first used mid-mounted engines with the Cooper T43. This got rid of the massive understeer the front-mounted engines produced, as they placed the centre of gravity further back in the car - naturally creating a more oversteery balance.

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Driver61
Driver61

What do you think to the new series? I was blown away by that H16 engine! Also, join us next Saturday where I am going to be driving an F1 car around the Nordschliefe for 24 hours straight! We are raising money for charity, you can find out more here! https://paypal.me/pools/c/8yb6qpYahR

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John Reader
John Reader

@AndyFromBeaverton Thanks to the sympathetic driving style of Jim Clark the H16 BRM engine did win one GP - at Watkins Glen - in 1966. It was fitted to a Lotus (43) which was derived from their Indy chassis as the engine and gearbox was way too big for the conventional F1 Lotus chassis at that time. Colin Chapman was using the H16 engine under licence but had to borrow a spare unit from the BRM team after Clark used their last remaining unit in qualifying (that sort of camaraderie wouldn't happen today). There are a couple of these H16 engines on static display at the Caister Castle Car Collection in Norfolk. One is fitted to a BRM F1 car from '66 or '67 and the second is on a stand next to a Lotus 33 (R14), the last of the 33's.

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Robert Turtle
Robert Turtle

I grew up in a town near Monza. In 1985 I went to the track with my dad to watch the Saturday quali session. From 2-3 km away I could hear the engines roaring. It was impossible to stand next to the track without ear protection. When a car would reached the end of a straight, the downshift sounded like small explosion. The sound was massive. It's hard to believe the current engines with their vacuum cleaner sound are better than those 1980s engines.

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Lobo Zumbi
Lobo Zumbi

awsome !

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Henrik
Henrik

Love this!! Can we have a evolution of tyres / tires throughout the years? :)

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Geoff Pennie
Geoff Pennie

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James Runyon
James Runyon

hey man, i really love this engineering stuff. all the things you have to say about the technological changes, and engineering barriers of cars and racing really gets me, and im sure, at least a handful of nerds out there. im sure your position in the sport allows you some privileges that say Jason at "Engineering Explained" wouldnt get. but(heres the but) im not a fan of racing... so the other stuff about how to drive, racetrack drama, and other things that like that, that racing fans love, im not big on and its mostly clutter in my feed. this discourages my subscription. im not saying its bad, just not for me. i would really love it to be split into 2 channels, cars and driving. i know that is a huge ask, and im not expecting it. but if you want the feedback, there it is, and if you ever decide to split them, ill be happy to see it.

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Harry Harris
Harry Harris

how great to see the Adelaide GP street circuit in them clips.

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Neon Marker
Neon Marker

2:10 "170HP/liter. They were incredibly under-powered. Meaning road cars and GT cars at the time were much faster than F-1" With all due respect that is BS.

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Peter Swarts
Peter Swarts

A flat V-engine.... isn’t that basically a boxer engine 🤨🧐🤷🏽‍♂️. Anyway, even these “modern” engines we have now “2021”, will be outdated in the next few years

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OTR Adventures
OTR Adventures

Next up 2 strokes!

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geo beck
geo beck

2 V-8's?!?! Sorry, no, that is not where the H16 came from... It was the 1.5l flat 4 for the previous seasons regulations. Wow...

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DAVID THOMPSON
DAVID THOMPSON

Forgot to mention that the hybrids are the engines that destroyed f1 signature engine screem, with hideous front wings and nose.. Thanks FIA, still need rain to make f1 interesting..

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DAVID THOMPSON
DAVID THOMPSON

What the hell is haytch?

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PhilippLippe
PhilippLippe

does anyone knows the track at 0:47? is it spa?

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Ethan Worner
Ethan Worner

Could you make a video like this on f1 wheels/tires and suspension?

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vishal singh
vishal singh

https://youtu.be/gh9BGwSXP-U

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Future Classics
Future Classics

The V10 engines of the 2000's were the best ever, the sound they made when they revved to 20k rpm was just stunning

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Anthony Xuereb
Anthony Xuereb

I thought it was Renault that introduced pneumatic valve operations.

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Big Man
Big Man

Love your new format, BIG UP

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Barry Youngston
Barry Youngston

Wow. Real good sounding engines and cars. Not like the sewing machine sounds of a video game these days.

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Anthony Molina
Anthony Molina

2025 1 cylinder hybrid 😂

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Naya Jack
Naya Jack

The deep catsup suddenly expect because egg causally behave among a zippy handball. fretful, neighborly find

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Minky Glass
Minky Glass

Amazing stuff

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1TheBusDriver
1TheBusDriver

3:09 HAYCH

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sawituptx
sawituptx

Lol I THOUGHT that was King Diamond 💎 🤣 😂 💀

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DrZoltan Vajo
DrZoltan Vajo

You skipped the 2.4L V8 era, and jumped from the 3.0 V10s straight to the 1.6L Turbo!

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Dakkan
Dakkan

Ah how i wish we could have the V8's or 10's back, I understand that with time we have to move to new technology but sport is also about entertainment and for me the the V6 hybrids just don't give that excitement.

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jahwerx
jahwerx

very nice

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Gotcha Biqch
Gotcha Biqch

f1 cars gain power from braking wtf

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Amaroq Starwind
Amaroq Starwind

Why not harvest energy from the suspension system?

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Amaroq Starwind
Amaroq Starwind

@Elliot Melloy I'm sure something could be figured out.

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Elliot Melloy
Elliot Melloy

A few reasons I can guess. When you put an electrical load on a generator it creates electromagnetic resistance which would affect the suspension and make it react unpredictably as the power being taken from it changes. It's more difficult to convert the linear motion of suspension into useful electrical energy of a predictable wattage. Even if you lose the springs and went full electromagnetic suspension, most of the captured energy would go back into powering the suspension and probably wouldn't get much extra to power the car. The equipment would have a weight penalty.

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Chunky Monkey
Chunky Monkey

Nice. A good summary of different type of engines used throughout F1s history. Fantastic engineering involved in all of them, irrespective of how reliable some of them were. Just a tiny nit pick, the water injections primary purpose was not to cool the block but to cool the intake charge (compressing air at up to 5 1/2 times it's original volume tends to make it heat up a lot) to help control the combustion process. A secondary effect would be to help cool the engine, but mostly pistons and valvetrain if that were the case.

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Niinsa62
Niinsa62

I like this series a lot! How about covering aerodynamics? I noticed in the Ronnie Peterson museum in Sweden, sadly defunct now I think, that the March cars used regular round steel tubes for the suspension, but the Lotus used handmade, flatter "tubes" welded together from two separate, handmade pieces, giving them a more aerodynamic shape. Also, the Lotus used torsion bars hidden inside the car, to lower drag. While most other cars still used coiled springs outside of the car, where they increased drag. All those details are fascinating, once you get them pointed out. Please continue this series, I like it a lot!

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OB1 tuber
OB1 tuber

During the entire time that F1 had a variety of engines, others just went with one engine, V8

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Derrick Allen
Derrick Allen

5:40 = GOAT

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kubemaster
kubemaster

V10 generation here. All my 19,000rpm brothers give me a thumbs up.

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Liquid Living
Liquid Living

The Evolution of F1 Teams as Organisations. From the beginning of building a powerful engine with a bit of effort to make the car streamlined. How do the different departments interact to get it all in one package. From little to none investment in aerodynamics to now. You get my point :)

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NLBassist
NLBassist

It might be in the turbo episode, but I believe BMW used older/used 4 cilinder blocks from road cars in the turbo era, cos the metal becomes stronger after many miles.

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James Latham
James Latham

Miss the sound of the V10.

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Nick gee
Nick gee

very cool video! its really comprehensive

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RONNIE SCOTT
RONNIE SCOTT

Very good video clip and most interesting. I feel the Cosworth DFV is the all time great F1 engine. It was designed and made by a Great engineer Keith Duckworth who got it right first time. F1 teams could buy a competitive engine for £10,000 so the small teams like Tyrrell could win championships. Today the winners are the big companies who have the most money to spend and control the FIA. It is no longer a sport as the smaller teams have no chance of winning. It is absurd to spend £7M on making one F1 engine . It is possible to make a racing piston for about £60 each . However the big companies seem to say we are prepared to spend £50,000 on a piston now the engineers have to design a piston which will cost £50,000. The sponsors and advertisers are retreating away from F1 so soon we shall have only three teams who have any chance of winning.. I find it all very tedious and the sooner we return to a cost effective sport the better.

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James Tran
James Tran

skipped the 2.4 V8 era?

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Sean O'Keefe
Sean O'Keefe

Could you make a video about the auto union and mercedes prewar cars and the factory driver Seman.

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Steve
Steve

Excellent

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Rich Holland
Rich Holland

Well done 👏🏻

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Baizuo Lives Matter 'not'
Baizuo Lives Matter 'not'

efficiency =/= specific power

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Bruce Storey
Bruce Storey

Hats off to Renault for developing and perfecting turbo engines. Will always have a soft spot for Renaults as a result of this ingenuity and commitment.

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Gregory Ceconi
Gregory Ceconi

Great video! Incredibly informative and I love how you condensed the F1 engine development!

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Steven WB
Steven WB

I read a comic named Spirou and Fantasio, old F1 with engine in the front in the comic and I keep wonder if these bikes are real. Now I am surprise to know they were previous type of F1

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Hudoba4
Hudoba4

Colin chapman at Lotus invented using the engine as part of the chassis

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Panamatic
Panamatic

V10 or nothing

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hsevuktekin
hsevuktekin

2:09 You can see his happy face

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Johann
Johann

Did I learn it wrong or is your way of pronouncing „h“ just dialect?

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bru bru lani
bru bru lani

Bring back v10 and refueling

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Peter Ribbeck
Peter Ribbeck

The v10 was the golden era of F1 engines.

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Johnny M Pat
Johnny M Pat

Did he mean an aitch 16?

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double u
double u

timing belts in 1989 F1 engine? (6:26) ???really?

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double u
double u

some footage is historically out of sync with the commentary (Lotus 49 with wings at 2:54 is not from 66, & 500hp then was a long time in coming...)

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NAME NAME NAME
NAME NAME NAME

I see a lot of people missing the V10 era, and while that certainly was amazing, I personally think that the modern Power Units are even more amazing simply because of how efficient they are, while still providing stunning amounts of power. Giving the cars more powerful engines now wouldn't even improve that much, more power won't solve the dirty air problem, so let's hope all will work well in 2022.

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Mihajlo Ivanic
Mihajlo Ivanic

i would like to see maybe every 10 years that FIA takes down all the restrictions and teams can make the car however they want. except the size of the car

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Ewan McIntyre
Ewan McIntyre

I didn't expect to hear callum when i clicked on this video 😆

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Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom

Well done. Lots of racing knowledge passed along—I learned a thing or two. Thanks

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Apollo Prospector
Apollo Prospector

90s V12s were the greatest!

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Michael Mojares
Michael Mojares

Ahh those were the days, when a Formula 1 car had a turbo charger the size of a dinner plate.

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Mr. Adventure
Mr. Adventure

As a major fan of F1 I am glad the FiA place all these restrictions on the sport over the years. Forcing manufacturers to develop new technologies that end up on the streets.

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Patrick Farrelly
Patrick Farrelly

was it not Renault who introduced the pneumatic valve system

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Lander Viguera
Lander Viguera

You can say whatever you want about their efficiency....but those hibrid engines dont sound like the glorious V10´s.....

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Walter Burton
Walter Burton

👍👍👍

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John Stained
John Stained

how the hell did you miss the switch to v8s from 2006-13????

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John Abbott
John Abbott

What happened to the 2.4 V8 era? Missed that entirely! Instead claiming that KERS was fitted to 3L V12's in 2009?????

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Cesco
Cesco

Devolution.

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Spika Rooni
Spika Rooni

WHO THE FRICK ARE YOU!? ;D

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Sasquatch 2001
Sasquatch 2001

Awesome format, quick informative and awesome visuals!!! 8:50 main safety device was "no seatbelts so you can jump out in a crash..." 8:52 fastest refueling stop ever recorded in F1!

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Roadstar Delta
Roadstar Delta

The V10 era was the pinnacle of F1. Real racing, awesome sound.

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ace
ace

"massive v8's" mfw how's 2.4L massive

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Neil Barnett
Neil Barnett

It's not supposed to be "hhhaich", it's "aitch". There is no "h" in it at all.

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Yeolde GamerSteve
Yeolde GamerSteve

I love most F1 engines, of course the godlike DFV is my #1 but I love others too. Well, anything apart from the hybrid crap we have now :(

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The Famous ECCLES
The Famous ECCLES

For me personally please slow down your explanations as I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer!, otherwise brilliant!!👏

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D4Real
D4Real

i stumbled upon this channel and i fucking love it. im not even an f1 fan really, but i love learning about the engineering so this is all highly interesting. I did see the drive to survive show on netflix and that has gotten me interested in the actual racing as well, but i doubt i will be sitting down and watching the races any time soon. the drama from that show is really fun to watch tho.

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don bon
don bon

BRABHAM WAS THE BEST WE ALL KNOW WHY

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don bon
don bon

technology eh this guy cant draw go back to school and use paper and pencils

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don bon
don bon

todays f1 is so shit they may as well go electric or do i mean scalextric with all the computers linked up to it and be driverless porn for elon musk

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Diego Esquivel
Diego Esquivel

What is the name of the app ?

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kennedy singh
kennedy singh

Very interesting

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Carsten
Carsten

6:35 This point is not 100% accurate. They are not using a pneumatic valve train but pneumatic valve springs which are still be activated by a regular cam shaft. The system you have showed in the video is a complete cam free fully pneumatic system called freevalve and is used by koenigsegg. This system as far as i know is not capable of doing the needed rpms but has a lot of other benefits.

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Sean
Sean

"Haich-16" SHIVERRRRR

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sürünen adam
sürünen adam

res

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Esther Mezhu
Esther Mezhu

I see, F1 engines are downsizing. Can't imagine a 4cyc in-line engine replacing a V6cyc one day in the future.

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Tropik
Tropik

v10

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Stevie Huppenbauer
Stevie Huppenbauer

you forgot to say that the new V6's sounds like a piece of shit.

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Guy Why
Guy Why

V10 was best

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Tcmtech
Tcmtech

If they really wanted to reduce the power of those engines all they would've had to do was make them emotions compliant. Burn twice the fuel will making half the power as before in order to 'save the planet from evil fossil fuels.' 😋

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JACK BOG
JACK BOG

You need to brush up on the 50s and 60s. Lots of inaccuracies.

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Buddie BouFrancis
Buddie BouFrancis

This will definitely be a series I’m keen to watch !

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Morphasella
Morphasella

driver61 is not an ordinary youtube channel

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Fred
Fred

Very Nice content... Awfully stupid accent...!!! Go take a English course Before you put comments.

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valenesco45
valenesco45

Evolved? More like DEVOLVED. We only have 3 engine manufacturer and basically one winner since the hybrid introduction, fake sport....

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Tyler Jenkins
Tyler Jenkins

The greedy australian joly slow because headline densply wrap along a smelly hallway. disgusted, sick latex

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Flex cool
Flex cool

Great video but wasn't it lotus to first use the monocoque in 1962 with the lotus 25

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Howard Torch, CSR
Howard Torch, CSR

Haytch for H...🤣

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Cosmo Kramer
Cosmo Kramer

What's a hate 16

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Lailaqt
Lailaqt

Good to know thanks for research

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avada
avada

3:18 Two V8-s don't make a H16. It was two flat 8-s.

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W?O9pZ;E4I:;
W?O9pZ;E4I:;

Water injection isn't for cooling the engine, it's to create more power from charge cooling and steam pressure.

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Ezra Houssian
Ezra Houssian

Very accurate explanation of f1 evolution.

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