Why Don't F1 Cars Refuel?

2021.márc. 7.
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Formula 1 cars used to have refuelling in races, but why do they not do this anymore?
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  • Im confused. If they didnt need to refuel why did they used to.do it?

    Big WangBig Wang6 órája
  • An overtake it a pit stop is ALOT better than a standard DRS overtake.

  • Guys dumb question but how do the f1 cars never run out of gas in races?

    AbdallaAbdalla17 órája
  • It used to be even more exciting where there was the possibility of actually running out of fuel right near the end when they had very marginal fuel loads to complete the race. That just doesn't seem to happen now?

  • Cause like this people like Schumacher can be flat out the entire race, and it's better to let the race for team strategists and pirelli.

    Di Mauro SzveszDi Mauro SzveszNapja
  • For some reason Indycar and NASCAR are still doing fine refueling. And it adds another dimension to races ofc. And there are no fiery explosions, no extraordinary costs (in NASCAR they just pour fuel straight from simple can with gravity doing it's work).... It can be done. Without millions poured into it. With respect to safety.

    Michał JeleńMichał Jeleń2 napja
  • Yes yes refueling is part of the race, 2 or 3pit make more interesting

    Andrew LiAndrew Li2 napja
  • Lollypop men caused those fuel hose issues, not Drivers. Cool Vid ✌️

    Stevenick Mac donaldStevenick Mac donald4 napja
  • aaaaand that's why the last time i watched f1 was in 2009....

    Habito KunHabito Kun4 napja
  • Sooo, if they don't refuel anymore, then that means they just use a single tank? Did F1 shorter the events to be less laps to accommodate for only running on a single tank?

    Brandon LittleBrandon Little5 napja
  • "It's for your safety" ruins every damned thing...

    Aaron MAaron M5 napja
  • F1 sucks

    king0cansking0cans5 napja

    Ts68moTs68mo5 napja
  • I was a big NASCAR fan, but not thrilled with their political leanings so I stopped watching. I missed watching racing and recently found F1 through the Netflix series. The F1 cars are a marvel and the races are fantastic. I noticed that yellow-flag conditions where the field resets is much less common in F1 and so position is important throughout the race. In NASCAR, you can hang back for most of the race and, as long as you are on the lead lap, make a final push at the end of the race. F1 is much more compelling in this way.

    Ryan McAteeRyan McAtee5 napja
  • Naaaaah one of your worst videos mate. Sorry but not a highlight :/

    ProjectMaelstromProjectMaelstrom6 napja
  • Nah keep refueling banned

    Eddie G.Eddie G.6 napja
  • Indycar and NASCAR refuel safely still. It is only interesting when the fuel tanks are small enought that you have to manage the fuel on board. Coming up with the right out strategy while taking into account fuel burn and tire wear is what makes racing more interesting IMHO. Right now F1 has enough gas to run full out in the highest power mode on the engine for the whole race, only thing holding the engine back is reliability and limited number of engines allowed per season. It would be interesting to see what would be done if they could run out of fuel if they screw that up...like Indycar and NASCAR.

    John ThiessenJohn Thiessen6 napja
  • Massa comes to mind? What about the McLaren shown b4

    David McallisterDavid Mcallister6 napja
  • Why not ban pit-stops at all? Sure, they can develop tyres, that will last for the whole race. Yes, cars will be slower, but 98% don't care! Even more, they can develope tyres that will last for the whole season! Cars will be even more slower, but the average f1 fan don't care about the speed too much! This will improve both the safety and cost. I vote for the total pit-stop ban.

    C DopelessC Dopeless6 napja
  • 2:33 sus

    Screaming little kidScreaming little kid6 napja
  • i want refueling in the F1 games

    jamie hunterjamie hunter7 napja
  • So... Every other major racing series can refuel... But not F1... NASCAR, Indy, IMSA, WEC, etc etc etc.....

    Mathias GreywolfMathias Greywolf7 napja
  • what about V10? why God, why? I ask.

    Alvaro GaravitoAlvaro Garavito7 napja
  • 2:33

    Tynan MacalusoTynan Macaluso7 napja
  • Here's an interesting thought do you ever feel they'll be an f1 electric car? 🤔

    Mike Philpot musicMike Philpot music7 napja
    • Formula E exists

      Dj SickbeatzDj Sickbeatz7 napja
  • no

    Bob WortmanBob Wortman7 napja
  • TL:DR - The rules dont allow it

    upthebracket26upthebracket268 napja
  • 'refueling' like swapping battery packs for more boost or ERS would be an interesting addition.

    Taeru AletheaTaeru Alethea8 napja
  • Sooo... why do GT cars still refuel?!

    Eric LamontEric Lamont8 napja
  • It was ñast reason. F1 was quite vocal then about trying to expand in the US for the $$$ in the market. It sort of turned people off as it was basically saying fans are too stupid to understand strategy, let’s take away refueling, add KERS and hope for more overtakes on track.

    sotitofanschopsotitofanschop8 napja
  • Netflix has documentary about F1, it's really nice to watch and learned a lot about it. They spend like anywhere from 3-400M to like "Big dogs" like red bull spend double of that.

    Dennis ChinDennis Chin8 napja
  • They still do it in Indy.... Pit stops are boring as hell now in F1 and fuel consumption was an amazing strategic play during the race.. and if teams can’t afford it then they shouldn’t be in the sport.. Edit: I also disagree with the timing difference of fuel weight because the cars are so close in time it could actually make a massive difference

    AttilatheThrillaAttilatheThrilla9 napja
  • So they always race with the full tank from star until the end?????

    mero shangomero shango10 napja
  • No

    jermaine chandlerjermaine chandler10 napja
  • REAL ANSWER- because it was interesting!!

    Rik MonoRik Mono10 napja
  • You seriously ask the most stupid explainable questions ? Ahhh duh cause it's dangerous nerd. Duh

    matthew 2779matthew 277910 napja
  • What is the issue with fitting smaller fuel cells and using Nascar style gas cans 🤔 F1 likes to over engineer and complicate things. The casual fans want drama, the teams want cost effective, and the drivers want safe and a smaller on board fuel load could make that happen. And for added fun make the fuel gage only visible from the side of the car so crews have to keep topped up or gamble on how much is left.

    mathew mcintoshmathew mcintosh10 napja
  • whats more chaotic than the grid constantly shuffled because of fuel load?

    HavokR505HavokR50511 napja
  • 1. financially that probably sits around 1% of the budget so its a bad excuse 2. safety is a valid point but its still not rly a big deal its absolutely worth the risk. qualifying on race fuel load is such a crazy strategic option and if the whole point of F1 is managed risk vs the spectacle. I think refueling is more than worth it.

    HavokR505HavokR50511 napja
  • I just want v8's back

    Matt 68Matt 6811 napja
  • Only Schumacher fans want refueling back.

    margus kiismargus kiis11 napja
  • They don't refuel anymore? Wow I haven't watch F1 for a long time.

    Rocka BooRocka Boo11 napja
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    K mkK mk11 napja
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    K mkK mk11 napja
  • F1 races are so boring, if it relies on bringing in new fans then having Hamilton win every race and having no real close matchups is the last thing new fans are gonna want, where’s the drama, action, stakes?

    Luciano ArebaloLuciano Arebalo12 napja
  • I watched that race with the car going up in flames in his pit stop, and I watched the fuel hose incident and as far as I'm concerned they should NEVER allow refueling to be done in a race. Damn the expense, it isn't worth the possible injuries and deaths that might occur. The cars are safer than ever and why go back to something that is decidedly unsafe? I think that would be stupid. edit: Why do so many people who say they don't like F1 feel the need to even watch a video about one aspect of it? Dudes! Go watch something you like and quit dissing the racing I like. I suppose if I was dumb like them I could go watch a indy car race video and then make stupid comments about everything I think is wrong with it but no, I have better things to do. I will however spare a moment to make a rude comment about those big 4 wheel tanks that run around big ovals most of the time and refer to the organizations name as "NASCRASH" because I used to watch it, but they had so many stupid crashes especially with restricter plates that I quit watching. They used to be almost "stock" cars and that was fun because they were real cars just hopped up. Now they bare as much resemblance to the cars they are called as a Barrett sniper rifle does to a bb gun.

    Chris BakerChris Baker12 napja
  • The 2nd dumbest decision FIA have ever take is stoping the refueling for F1. The first was the end of sand and grass that made the mistake reparable. Since then, everybody has the same strategy. Everybody start with the same level of fuel. and races are boring and no one can really make a difference in the pits. Michael sprinting all race long in France to make 4 pit-stops when everybody made only 3 was so beautifull to watch even if I never like the man and it's something we wouldn't see again.

    Gilles GrindelGilles Grindel12 napja
  • It isn't confusing, they refuel in Indy Car, NASCAR, Just to name two. The pit stops are too predictable, I enjoy Indy Car where they change tyres, refuel and make adjustments to the car. You need to bring back the rule where you start with what you qualified on for the top ten, none of this using the rubber from Q2. The FIA could have every team use the same fuel rig as a cost savings measure.

    Christopher GuyChristopher Guy12 napja
  • if 75% of the races were boring back then that means now atleast 99% of the races are boring

    ethan huntethan hunt12 napja
  • Really miss refuelling

    Keith GKeith G13 napja
  • I didn't even know there was not refueling anymore on F1. I used to watch it with my dad but after moving out realised it's actually pretty boring most of the time.

    Rodrigo MesquitaRodrigo Mesquita13 napja
  • I'd like to see it if it could be done safely.

    AutoTempest.comAutoTempest.com13 napja
  • It would cost millions.... yeah when you over regulate the piss out of something it does cost millions. Nascar seems to get along fine with refueling.

    Capten HookCapten Hook13 napja
  • It is better not to refuel it's costing the driver and the cars and don't forget what happens if the cars crash like how George Russell and Valltteri Bottas at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix both crushed in to the wall

    Sarjeel MaharajSarjeel Maharaj14 napja
  • Refuelling was burned.

    dante dtdante dt14 napja
  • My conclusion...F1 still sucks.

    Carl MaloneCarl Malone14 napja
  • Refueling was banned in anticipation of eF1 and they didn’t want to have a race that went for 15 hours as the cars are recharged mid race.

    Hamish pymHamish pym15 napja
  • Me:f*ck u refuel

    red grozdanicred grozdanic16 napja
  • Pit stops today are just stupid done below 2 seconds no entertainment bring back refuelling and have 3 people, 1 for refuelling 1 for jacks 1 for wheels and it would bring back excitement and mistakes instead of Mercedes 1 and 2 nearly every week at the moment no point in having pitstops might have tyres that last whole race and also the pits are closed shite

    colin malonecolin malone16 napja
  • I mean I refuel mi car everyday not that hard if I’m honest

    Nick magNick mag16 napja
  • 84 wasn't the only other time refueling was ban it was ban for a few years during the 70's oil crisis .

    twl197860twl19786017 napja
  • I don't get it how do they race without refueling LOL

    triynizzlestriynizzles17 napja
    • @triynizzles Well, doing some calculations, Cars can carry around 110 kg of Fuel, assuming 0,745 kg/l as the density of fuel, you get 147L of fuel. The common traveled distance for a GP in Silverstone is 306.2 km (190 miles, 52 laps). That would give us a consumption of 48L/100 km or 5 mpg (US) and 6 mpg (Imperial)

      Lucas TekkanLucas Tekkan7 napja
    • @Lucas Tekkan how many MPGs are races are like 200 mi right?

      triynizzlestriynizzles7 napja
    • @triynizzles Yep. 1.6L Turbocharged V6s. Formula 1 engineers are top notch

      Lucas TekkanLucas Tekkan7 napja
    • @Lucas Tekkan are they really? I'm an American so I've never watched but I'm fascinated

      triynizzlestriynizzles7 napja
    • The engines are efficient enough, the cars are also hybrids, so, there is that

      Lucas TekkanLucas Tekkan7 napja
  • did that woman have a goatee?

    Maikel OztenMaikel Ozten17 napja
  • Because F1 is no longer the "ultimate/pinicle" motorsort. The rules are put there to slow cars down. Do you really think these teams are money straped. regards safety , these drivers are paid millions of pounds,if they dont want the danger , be a postman. Look at moto gp,those guys are heros. F1 is shite now, biggest ever waste of time DRS.

    gary murphygary murphy18 napja
    • Sadly it's only mostly popular in asian countries but still i respect every single rider in the championship for risking their lives either fighting for the championship and entertain people at home

      Ferdy Kurnia TriyulianandaFerdy Kurnia Triyuliananda18 napja
  • We need something like a formula 0. No restrictions, just make the fastest cars possible and race them

    Kyle HarrisonKyle Harrison18 napja
    • You mean a Group B on Circuit?

      Ferdy Kurnia TriyulianandaFerdy Kurnia Triyuliananda18 napja
  • Wasn't refueling primarily banned because of several accidents including Felipe Massa driving off with the fuel pipe detaching from its mount thus his car's fuel system was left open and the mentioned Verstappen Fuel Leak Fire incident? There are SEVERAL videos of that!

    Róbert Balázs LőrinczRóbert Balázs Lőrincz19 napja
  • Because a Verstappen will be on fire

    PG16PG1619 napja
  • I believed this variable should be put back to race.

    Jorge RuedaJorge Rueda19 napja
  • Man, I'm one of those that had no idea they don't refuel anymore! Also, I had no idea that they did bluffs about refueling before, given I was a kid back then.

    John LucasJohn Lucas20 napja
  • Why does anyone Care? No one watches F1

    papa bitspapa bits20 napja
  • Really? I didn’t know refueling was banned in F1, used to love F1 until mid 2000s

    Dr Villamizar QuinteroDr Villamizar Quintero20 napja
  • Probable reason refueling is banned in formula 1: faster pit stops

    ZSU-23-4 ShilkaZSU-23-4 Shilka20 napja
  • Every form of racing refuels, except f1, why is refueling so much more expensive in f1?

    Stephen BrandonStephen Brandon21 napja
  • Pit fires are the main reason they dont fuel during the race.

    charles kleincharles klein21 napja
  • Hello, pretty new to F1. I’m a tall guy, well over 6’. Just wondering how height impacts the sport, car design, and/or teams selecting drivers

    Alex GAlex G22 napja
  • NASCAR doesn't seem to have this problem... Just saying, that being said, I don't watch NASCAR or F1 because they both suck.

    TandemDawgBMGTandemDawgBMG22 napja
  • if refueling cost time, why they don't make change fuel tanks

    • @JNOIRAMC What do you suggest? Have it on the outside where it will be susceptible to crash damage, that would be intrinsically unsafe. Even if you put it on a roof rack you would still need to use a number of fixing points and dry break connectors to make and break the various feeds and returns needed. Sorry, the idea is unworkable.

      Oh I don't knowOh I don't know19 napja
    • if they can make it accessible, so they can change faster..

    • Yes, taking the engine out, splitting th tub to get to the deeply embedded fuel tank would be so much faster.....

      Oh I don't knowOh I don't know20 napja
  • For someone new to f1 where should I even start

    Chance.MChance.M22 napja
  • F1 will all be electric cars soon.

    Michael MonroeMichael Monroe23 napja
  • How does NASCAR do it every week without complaining? And the fans love seeing solid pit teams there...

    MrGrombieMrGrombie23 napja
    • NASCAR tanks tend to be at the rear, a little spillage wouldn't be a big issue. In F1 any spillage tends to end up over a very hot engine, that's never good. Add in that the tank itself is well away from the driver compared to F1 and I'd say the set up is very different.

      Oh I don't knowOh I don't know20 napja
  • wait, they don't refuel anymore? so now they start the race in full tank? of how much liters? more than enough to finish a whole race? not really a die hard F1 fan here😅

    JA914 AJ121JA914 AJ12123 napja
  • Bullshit that they banned it. F1 has unfortunately become faaaaar too safe. No excitement or drama.

    murphyebassmurphyebass23 napja
  • So F1 cars drive around 70laps and don’t Need to refuel?

    ToxicMonsterZToxicMonsterZ24 napja
  • Strategic overtakes are good but when mostly eliminated should have been replaced by overtakes on the circuit :P

    Andrew AscheAndrew Asche24 napja
  • Lewis forever the GOAT 🙌🏾

    Ivan KouohamIvan Kouoham25 napja
  • Why don't they just refuel like Nascar?

    nono25 napja
  • Ngl, f1 is boring

    Rio IkhtiarRio Ikhtiar25 napja
  • Why the fuel is in Kg and not Liters ? What are they fueling with ?

    Pedro ArturPedro Artur27 napja
    • It's more accurate. A litre of fuel at 10 degrees is a different mass than a litre of fuel at 30 degrees. When you purchase fuel at a filling station weights and measures have set the pump to deliver the number of litres at 15 degrees centigrade (UK) and the pump must do that or they may be charging you incorrectly. A filling station could store fuel at 30 degrees centigrade and make more money per litre of fuel. Wouldn't work in Scotland, it never gets that warm unless the building is on fire..... It's like any other system, the conditions must be as stated for the system to be accurate. Even measurement of length is dependant on temperature. 1 metre is only 1 metre at a set temp, the gauges used to determine this had to be stored carefully. Now they use the speed of light in a vacuum! The speed of sound, land speed records, is dependant on temperature and density of the air at the time of the run and it varies quite a bit.

      Oh I don't knowOh I don't know20 napja
  • Nobody going to mention the environment effect of refueling?? Don't get me wrong I personally hate evs. I'm just saying this could've also been the reason for cancelling refueling.

    mr smr s27 napja
  • Banning refueling was for me the point, F1 startet to go downhill.

    FahrbetriebFahrbetrieb27 napja
  • You use kg to measure fuel?

    Wahyu SetiawanWahyu Setiawan27 napja
  • can someone explain this for me? If refueling was ever necessary in the first place, then it must mean that an entire full tank of fuel was not enough to finish a complete race, and thus the cars needed to get topped off at some point right? But now, refueling is not even allowed.... so are the engines getting a much higher efficiency per unit of fuel or are the races shorter now in order to allow the cars to finish a complete race without ever adding any fuel to the car?

    D4RealD4Real27 napja
    • @D4Real You're welcome. If it was the only change you would have been correct but, this was part of a whole slew of changes.

      Oh I don't knowOh I don't know20 napja
    • @Oh I don't know thanks for the info.. this makes sense

      D4RealD4Real20 napja
    • They have changed the engine size considerably. 3.5 ltr was the norm, it changed with the turbo era to 1.5ltr with a turbo and 3ltr without. In the turbo era the engines often lasted only one race because they screwed so much power out of it and that power came through higher fuel burn rates. Now they use a 1.6 turbo and it is far more efficient than pervious set ups and they have a battery that gives about 80-bhp as well. The cares are a bit bigger as they carry a bit more fuel but, despite having smaller engines and having to make the engines last longer the cars are now far more reliable and faster than they were previously. F1 engineers are some of the best in the world.

      Oh I don't knowOh I don't know20 napja
  • F1 is unwatchable

    Randy GravelRandy Gravel27 napja
  • Get rid of the rubbish hybrid engines and bring back the greatest sounding race cars

    what the damwhat the dam28 napja
  • Real reason: singapore 2008.

    RussoRusso28 napja
  • Refueling was a Fangio thing in the 50's, I didn't start in 1982 at all

    Fran DelfinFran Delfin28 napja
  • Was ok until you got flash fires

    Gary CookGary Cook28 napja
  • I still don't get how redbull can own two formula teams (Toro roso and red bull) from selling a drink. I don't know anyone who drinks red bull.

    Ronen BeniaminovRonen Beniaminov28 napja
    • Just because you don't know anyone who drinks redbull it doesn't mean redbull isn't successful

      Lucas TekkanLucas Tekkan7 napja
  • I do not want to see fuel in f1

    silvermuffinsilvermuffin28 napja
  • Wouldn’t you have to ban pitstops at all with the same arguments? Or even better: completely ban these expensive and dangerous race cars and let the drivers run?

    leporello7leporello728 napja