Why F1 has introduced new secret car checks in 2021

31 mar. 2021
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The FIA will carry out deeper technical checks on one car drawn at random at every grand prix in 2021. At the Bahrain Grand Prix the lucky winner of this draw was Valtteri Bottas, whose Mercedes passed the additional checks with flying colours. This is part of a push by the FIA to further close down any possible avenues for cheating in F1, with the hope being that the threat of a team's car being chosen for the random extra checks will prevent teams being willing to take too many risks around F1's technical rules. So how does it work? Edd Straw explains all in our latest video.
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  • Yeah great news, now start enforcing track limits.

    FrankFrankAcum 4 ore
  • When they inspect Kimi's car Kimi: "Buah"

    Isgak AbrahamsIsgak AbrahamsAcum 14 ore
  • These are rules regarding the car specifications, not laws. If they don't meet these standards the car is non compliant not illegal. Nobody is going to go to jail.

    Brendon NobleBrendon NobleAcum o Zi
  • Great F1 updates, knowledge and latest rules, etc. But what’s with the flashing of “ads” during videos? I pay for NO COMMERCIALS on ROworld subscription, and inasmuch as I am a zealous F1 decades-long fan, your commercials are annoying. Peace. We Race As One.

    CuyaCuyaAcum 2 Zile
  • I'm curious as to how this random selection happens... is it possible to randomly select the same car for many races, or after you have been checked, your car is off the list for a couple of weeks

    Sum CreationsSum CreationsAcum 5 Zile
  • They don't want the Ferraris burning oil for a whole season before they find out and have to do a confidential deal to save face.

    EddieEddieAcum 5 Zile
  • Love these types of videos, but please Scott, for the love of god stop being such a dickhead in the drivers press conferences. Instead of asking multi-part questions that are impossible to remember and questions that hit a nerve, maybe try and build some good rapport with the drivers? Might open up some opportunities in the future, because as it stands, everyone hates when you’re called on to ask a question.

    Emilio AvilaEmilio AvilaAcum 6 Zile
  • Where the mercedes fans at

  • 2:49 let’s be clear. Bottas wasn’t selected... a Mercedes was.

    D.B.D.B.Acum 6 Zile
  • This sounding like the begining of the end of F1 like the end of NASCAR in the US. They changed everything, including taking the manufacturing companies out of the game. All chassis were the same, and on and on. So in the end the cars looked the same and passing became more difficult and the people like me said he'll no. Well F1 is going in the same directions, one tire, no refueling, now surprise inspections, and with the new rules for 2022 they are taking away the creative nature of engineers and in my opinion killing the sport. Yes the big company backed cars would have an advantage with money, but instead of rules that restrict innovation spread the money from the bottom up instead of top down they already have deep pockets help the small teams with bigger piece of the pie. And get more tires manufacturing companies and refueling back into the game.

    adcock5457adcock5457Acum 6 Zile
  • Fia is stalling the progress

    Sasha ZSasha ZAcum 6 Zile
  • I’d love to see the bonkers engineering if there was an F1-X league with no limits on weight, displacement, engine, aero, etc.

    James SmithJames SmithAcum 6 Zile
  • I am 100% sure that this is happening because of the 2020 ferrari scandal

    Luiz RobertoLuiz RobertoAcum 7 Zile
  • Perhaps if the cars were not so insanely complicated, this would not be necessaty. (A view from the "good old days".)

    John MitchellJohn MitchellAcum 7 Zile
  • I feel like the constant banning of ideas is hampering technical innovation. Everytime someone comes up with a good idea the FIA shuts it down

    Marshmallow WolfMarshmallow WolfAcum 7 Zile
  • Does anyone else think that the budget cap, safety regs and engine capacity max should be regulation enough? Doesn’t all the minutiae just stifle genius innovation. All the current rules make F1 something akin to a one make series.

    ian elliottian elliottAcum 8 Zile
  • Well, better late than never.

    Tejas NaikTejas NaikAcum 8 Zile
  • Why do I think Ferrari aren't going to be randomly selected for a deep inspection as often as the other teams?

    PassiveSmokingPassiveSmokingAcum 8 Zile
  • F1 has way too many rules and regulations, teams should have more freedom to design their car.

    Marc HewitsonMarc HewitsonAcum 8 Zile
  • if the FIA checks for software issues just call on the source code of all cars Of course, proper software engineers are in order

    Francois FortinFrancois FortinAcum 8 Zile
  • It is hard for me to grasp that this has not been going on for decades, now IMHO it looks like a certain team in italy needs more data to develop their 2022-car...

    Marnix JanseMarnix JanseAcum 8 Zile
  • uh, it's called NASCAR: do it pre and post race last 20 years . . .most winners only tighten 4 of 5 lug nuts (saves time) and receive a $5000. fine (means 0 to teams making millions). welcome to Nascar

    esciteachesciteachAcum 8 Zile
  • A good way to document all the technological differences and gather information.

    davkdavkdavkdavkAcum 8 Zile
  • Cost caps and copyright cars: FIA: We want to cut the cost of racing. Also FIA: The most obvious way of cutting costs is hereby forbidden.

    TrebuchetTrebuchetAcum 8 Zile
  • Ferrari inspires people on so many levels

    Old Man StumpieOld Man StumpieAcum 9 Zile
  • Well Mercedes has never been caught so.... Yeah they gotta do more !!

    Hockey guyHockey guyAcum 9 Zile
  • Why Haas this been introduced?

    larthallorlarthallorAcum 9 Zile
  • Random drawn from a hat like UEFA did in Champions League live on TV drawing pre-chosen teams? Or REAL real random?

    the Revanchistthe RevanchistAcum 9 Zile
  • 0:25 - Herb Deans younger cousin refereeing F1... seems legit...

    ZergZergAcum 9 Zile
  • Your the best 👍🏾

    MatoComissionsMatoComissionsAcum 9 Zile
  • Too enthusiastic mate, calm down!

    kennyj851kennyj851Acum 9 Zile
  • Thanks Ferrari. 🙄

    MoutainMan3000MoutainMan3000Acum 9 Zile
  • Haas: Can't inspect it if its wrecked, nerds!

    UnitedMiUnitedMiAcum 9 Zile
  • IF they find any wrong doing will they just issue a cease and desist notice like the did to Ferrari, or will they actually punish wrongdoing for once?

    stesummersstesummersAcum 9 Zile
  • I’ve watched a few videos on this channel and this was the first time I noticed it was being narrated by Romesh Ranganathan.

    Dan PrestonDan PrestonAcum 9 Zile
  • Random checks mean Ferrari will only be given a months notice then? Lol

    Cornish_ BoyCornish_ BoyAcum 9 Zile
  • Checking one car relative to second car from one team is very minimal. I believe checking random 5percent of total participants is far more effective. Shorten areas of checks to compensate time and cost.

    Wolf FusagWolf FusagAcum 9 Zile
  • We all know they introduced these checks because of Ferrari.

    zenkiz33zenkiz33Acum 9 Zile
  • Alfa Still best looking car on the grid.

    TLR EclipseTLR EclipseAcum 9 Zile
  • last time they had a closer look Ferrari slowed down, now they look even closer Mercedes slows down.

    Lionel HutzLionel HutzAcum 9 Zile
  • Total B.S. on the new rule. Most likely teams not Mercedes AMG (44 in particular is excempted) will be scrutinized.

    GeM DionisioGeM DionisioAcum 9 Zile
  • This is why i dont really watch f1. There is no room for creativity with all these regulations

    ShelbyKingNFSShelbyKingNFSAcum 9 Zile
  • Basically this means the F1 will be using what they see on Merc and pass that information on to other teams they want to help beat Merc. Remember you do get spies in every department.

    M GabrielleM GabrielleAcum 9 Zile
    • I thought there are rules on how many things you can copy from 1 car that's why no one is completely copying mercedes unless FIA suggested that copying is legal then Mercedes might have a problem

      ZedrhyxZedrhyxAcum 3 Zile
  • How about publishing the Ferrari engine issue from 2019/2020?

    Mike RomanageMike RomanageAcum 9 Zile
  • Yeah random just happens to be Always be Mercedes. They should look into red bull.

    Jj ManningJj ManningAcum 9 Zile
  • What happens, if on the track there is a rule for Hamilton and another for the rest of the field. I can't digest Bahrain corner 4 😡😡😡

    Eric DuchesneEric DuchesneAcum 9 Zile
  • Is bottas clear for the rest of the season now? Can’t Mercedes make non compliant changes to the car now without fear of being checked?

    Casey FillettiCasey FillettiAcum 9 Zile

    8power08power0Acum 9 Zile
  • The FIA should do this check on all cars though, after the teardown Haas might find their car goes faster.

    Chris HayesChris HayesAcum 9 Zile
  • I knew it! RB’s car is not legal! Just like 2019 Ferrari illegal engine.

    Dont even StartDont even StartAcum 9 Zile
  • Perhaps they should do what Nascar does prior to approving the car to be allowed on track with that high tech laser grid scan. It's worth a try and it's made that sport more honest than it was like for example 23 years ago.

    Peg Legged BrownPeg Legged BrownAcum 9 Zile
  • Fia - we are doing a standard Random inspection. (Picks bottas) Bottas leaves the track with his car in 1375 pieces, had his phone checked, his pockets checked, had his finances looked into, blood and urine tested and had a camera up the backside. FIA next race - we are doing a standard random check on Ferrari. (Picks leclerc) Leclerc tells the fia the car is red Fia - checks.....agrees...announces its ok and the inspection is over.

    miKkaelmiKkaelAcum 9 Zile
  • Bottas must be saddened by this... Nothing wrong with the car and he's still too slow!

    The Dog BothererThe Dog BothererAcum 10 Zile
  • F1 should get rid of FIA

    Angelo MertensAngelo MertensAcum 10 Zile
  • *Random

    Adam BAdam BAcum 10 Zile
  • To be honest, 1 car out of 20 is not enough, the teams could still take the risk of getting catched. I dont know what penaltys they get for breaking rules, but f.e. the 50.000$ Ferrari had to pay in 2019 Abu Dhabi GP for overfueling the car of Leclerc is a joke for the teams, at least for the bigger ones. I think 8 people who are checking the cars is way to less for such an expensive sport and a big organisation like the FIA.

    Rene KloppeRene KloppeAcum 10 Zile
  • Should have done that for the last 6 years

    Dennis BakkerDennis BakkerAcum 10 Zile
  • The content on this channel is incredible!!

    SONIC589SONIC589Acum 10 Zile
  • Funny part about this is that Ferrari helps the FIA with this checks

    Martin WagnerMartin WagnerAcum 10 Zile
  • Fia should explain what was really found and said to Ferrari as fia lol stands for Ferrari international assistance

    Chris CookChris CookAcum 10 Zile
  • good guy FIA trying to gate keep VW from entering the F1, thanks.

    Am KaAm KaAcum 10 Zile
  • Why y’all gotta check Valterri’ car? Damnnn check another team

    Barry BraynenBarry BraynenAcum 10 Zile
  • you are naive if u think this is about anything other then the FIA wanting more power over who wins and loses.

    Davey JonesDavey JonesAcum 10 Zile
  • the fia definitely watched drive to survive season 3 specially that episode on toto wolff saying fuck you when they asked him if bottas was their number two driver

    ElFiebruPRElFiebruPRAcum 10 Zile
  • Is this an April 1 prank?

    JV MancaJV MancaAcum 10 Zile
  • Probably give all the data to Ferrari.

    HiHiAcum 10 Zile
  • It's very very clear, that everyone in paddock after 3 years, do not understand how tha hell Merc's are so damm fast .... even FIA with many years in the field doesn't understand it also. So .... Merc's are official Lab rats. Merc's are hitting hard on the Ferrari prestige legacy .... ( or FIA ? ). This is interesting because Merc's have an intriguing and overhelming perfomance overall.

    Nelson NunesNelson NunesAcum 10 Zile
  • I would love to see a group B of formula one

    Chris CochranChris CochranAcum 10 Zile
  • *After FIA finish checking the Mercedes* Mercedes : “Okay bois , is time to put back our sandbags we collected from Bahrain*

    NCH MusicNCH MusicAcum 10 Zile
  • Wow they inspect the alowest merc 1st ppppffff typical they should check both!

    Sjandre StrydomSjandre StrydomAcum 10 Zile
  • Fia have tried their best to stop mercedes dominance. Failed big time.

    DAN NYDAN NYAcum 10 Zile
  • if you continue adding ADS every 2 minutes I will just stop watchin your videos. This is more than acceptable!

    Emil SiposEmil SiposAcum 10 Zile
  • Well its all great till all your secrets of the gray area are given to the favorite fia f1 team

    Lime green Trump machineLime green Trump machineAcum 10 Zile
  • I know it would take a lot of personnel and time but why cant a chassis be stripped down and investigated before practice. That way a car can be banned or team fined. The problem is the cars are independent in the internal design. And it is hard to see what things do, And electronics are hard to understand. NASCAR inspect 50 cars per event. Way more than F1´s 20 teams.

    Antony SnookAntony SnookAcum 10 Zile
  • Why.... Ferrari, thats why

    Erik JErik JAcum 10 Zile
  • Will the new regs force the teams to fit Butt hole pressure sensors to each driver? If so, will the teams be required to log this sensor or will it just be a live channel. I only ask Bc it seems the fia is already up in the cars Butt so it’s a logical progression of the rules in my opinion. Thanks and have a nice day.

    Brad PittmanBrad PittmanAcum 10 Zile
  • Χαχααα FIA sure yes.

    xristos kalandriasxristos kalandriasAcum 10 Zile
  • What they have done last year with the deal with Ferrari doesn’t really tell me it’s always going to be about honesty as long as there is money involved

    48BAKER48BAKERAcum 10 Zile
  • Why not check top 3 then 1 random?

    KarlKarlAcum 10 Zile
  • Conspiracy theory: FIA is favoring mercedes... They just wanna know how much progress of other team in order to help mercedes (Lewis Hamilton) continue the domination...

    affendi ahmadaffendi ahmadAcum 10 Zile
  • Why are Tracing Point or whatever they’re called these days, allowed to still race with what is clearly a Mercedes..?

    David BennettDavid BennettAcum 10 Zile
  • Would make more sense to select the winning car and one other car randomly!

    Ate De JongAte De JongAcum 10 Zile
  • Can't wait for RB to be "randomly" checked. I trust them as much as I trust the Chinese. While the FIA are at it, add track limits to the list. A suggestion is take the sand bags Mercedes are hiding and spread it out along the outside of the T4 equivalent at the next race.

    AM75 AM75AM75 AM75Acum 10 Zile
  • So the FIA will go to these extraordinary lengths to check that the cars are legal but won’t consistently enforce a simple track limits rule.

    Rich McLachlanRich McLachlanAcum 10 Zile
  • Why don't they just check the winners car? Like GT Four Toyota Celica? For all these years they should have been checking Lewlews

    IronicalballsIronicalballsAcum 10 Zile
  • The real question is who suddenly lost a ton of performance since testing? 🤔

    Emmanuel VEmmanuel VAcum 10 Zile
  • they probably just skip the merc garage

    SynthesisSynthesisAcum 10 Zile
  • A bit off topic, but talking of cost cap: How are FIA enforcing and checking the cost and spending of the teams? By checking their accountings etc.?

    Oscar BlomqvistOscar BlomqvistAcum 10 Zile
    • I wonder about this too. How will the FIA have to resources to do what government regulatory agencies can't?

      JSJSAcum 7 Zile
  • not like they gonna release details if they would ever catch ferrari

    Ettore MarinelloEttore MarinelloAcum 10 Zile
  • Wow ! Such a detailed but can't find a solution for track limits ! Good job FIA !

    mircea miclosmircea miclosAcum 10 Zile
  • FIA it’s James...

    Orange PeelOrange PeelAcum 10 Zile
  • atleast Valterri got P1 in secret car checks in Bahrain

    Sumit ShinesSumit ShinesAcum 10 Zile
  • they need to check into his Pit crews who is actually working for Lewis behind the scenes.....

    Sumit ShinesSumit ShinesAcum 10 Zile
  • Should be done to all cars after every race. Boxers hand wrap are checked after every fight, so make it the standard.

    firm1zfirm1zAcum 10 Zile
  • First

    10 pound sim racing 110 pound sim racing 1Acum 10 Zile
  • Looks a better policy than changing track limits ruling halfway through a race. And no - I'm not saying overtaking while all four wheels are off track should ever be legal.

    fablewallsfablewallsAcum 10 Zile
  • Could Bottas have won if it wasnt for the pitstop ?

    WalterWalterAcum 10 Zile
  • Whelp Volkswagen definitely ain’t joining now.

    ResistResistAcum 10 Zile
    • hahaha I loved your comment! :)

      MaskabrownxMaskabrownxAcum 8 Zile
  • Nikita Mazepain? Next?

    zororosariozororosarioAcum 10 Zile
  • Lol. Nascar has been doing this for years. Usually top 3 and a random car

    Lewis KempLewis KempAcum 10 Zile