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How F1 Suspension Works

I went to see my Dad in his F1 workshop, we took apart the suspension system to show you how it works and break down how they make it so incredibly light! The engineering that goes into this is mind-blowing!
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  1. Driver61


    Uukausi sitten

    What do you think to this system? What systems in the car would you like to hear about next? Drop a suggestion in the comments!

    • Andrei Chichak

      Andrei Chichak

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      I'd like to see how the steering rack + arms work. I think some of the cars have the steering arms inside of the suspension arms. It's very hard to find out how they are arranged.

    • Vijay Shankar

      Vijay Shankar

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      Front wing ( angle of attack control , sensors , spliiters )and steering (how tierods are actuating ) This kind of discussion at component level is actually good and new in youtube. Most videos explain the overall functioning but they don't cover component intricacies. nice work mate

    • Frank Rizzo

      Frank Rizzo

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      you are such a brilliant educator dude. Some people are born to teach. You're one of them.

    • Jon Braid

      Jon Braid

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      Workshop tour together would be epic👍

    • John Cannizzaro Jr

      John Cannizzaro Jr

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      DRS. I know what it is and what it does but never will understand how it works and functions

  2. Brian Sellers

    Brian Sellers

    4 päivää sitten

    Such cool footage - it's unreal how much technology and knowhow goes into these cars. And the people who create them are just... wow.

  3. Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee

    6 päivää sitten

    With 3D printing being able to be used with metals I'm thinking it may add another technological advancement for race car design. Not like the weights of parts are already outrageously light.

  4. Sam Shroom

    Sam Shroom

    7 päivää sitten

    My dad has fishing tackle and a lawn mower...

  5. Candra Wijaya

    Candra Wijaya

    9 päivää sitten

    0:16 wow

  6. Will Lesslie

    Will Lesslie

    17 päivää sitten

    Good brummy accent

  7. Adam Bumgardner

    Adam Bumgardner

    19 päivää sitten

    Yeah I had something similar in my acura when I changed dampers and springs, one of the stops was rotten, so I just removed them and said "ahh, it'll never bottom ot anyway it doesn't matter ".. It very much mattered and I have to pull it back apart. The exhaust now has holes in it where it hits the highway so often

  8. TByrom


    19 päivää sitten

    SUGGESTIONS: -Rear and undercarriage diffuser -MGU-H -Cockpit-fuel cell-chassis physical connections, with associated commentary on Romain’s incident

  9. TByrom


    19 päivää sitten

    Fabulous, Scott! Super informative, and it’s splendid to virtually walk about an F1 garage! I look forward to more of the same

  10. A C

    A C

    20 päivää sitten

    One of the best videos on chanell!

  11. SlacKerZ1 zzz

    SlacKerZ1 zzz

    21 päivä sitten

    "my dad has a couple f1 cars" WHAT.

  12. Leo Silverman

    Leo Silverman

    24 päivää sitten

    Absolutely love your dad what a freaking legend, crazy how light they can get those parts with modern ti alloys and carbon fiber!

  13. Tribe of the Iron Flame

    Tribe of the Iron Flame

    Uukausi sitten

    2:45 is a TIG welder's wet dream

  14. Matthew Yaron

    Matthew Yaron

    Uukausi sitten

    How long does a pushrod like that last??

  15. Igor Freitas

    Igor Freitas

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  16. Teddy Flood

    Teddy Flood

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    That engine is going into a Supra..

  17. eric1138


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    Great job! I love your channel. :)

  18. nYx


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    Wish i could casually say “Im in my dads workshop where he has a couple of formula 1 cars” 😲

  19. Googl Reviews

    Googl Reviews

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    As much as I appreciated time and effort to relate this video, the father/son thing in a workshop, tearing things apart together, that is priceless. 👍🥂

  20. J Preston

    J Preston

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    From watching your videos, I’m quickly learning why F1 is so expensive. I’m just imagining the engineering, material and manufacturing processes that go into these. It blows my mind.

  21. Drive4fun


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    Not a f1 guy but your videos are super educational and interesting to watch. Thanks a lot 👍🚙

  22. Василий Шишкин

    Василий Шишкин

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    It's just stupid how light these components are, feels like they found a breach in the universe's laws

  23. Justin POUPLIER

    Justin POUPLIER

    Uukausi sitten

    Not even a third of the video talk about what we click for.

  24. Rob Manser

    Rob Manser

    Uukausi sitten

    These videos are great Scott. Thank you. 👍🏻

  25. The_Kings_House989


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    I absolutely love this channel!!

  26. Walter Burton

    Walter Burton

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  27. Vijay Shankar

    Vijay Shankar

    Uukausi sitten

    Front wing ( angle of attack control , sensors , spliiters )and steering (how tierods are actuating ) This kind of discussion at component level is actually good and new in youtube. Most videos explain the overall functioning but they don't cover component intricacies. nice work mate

  28. repetitivemotion


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    Amazing! I’ve always been intrigued by race car suspension. It’s the most fascinating aspect of the machine.

  29. formulafan


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    Had a hard week and this was just what I needed after this day to make it a bit better . Formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

  30. DD PN

    DD PN

    Uukausi sitten

    When I was in my early teens in the 80s basically my only real friend got me into building bicycles with whatever we got our hands on and as his older brother raced road bikes my friend knew what he was talking about. A drill and drill bits and a laboratory scale my dad got us were are main tools. Our bikes may have been ugly, we sanded the paint off for weight reduction, but we had fun seeing how much material we could remove from crank arms, chain wheels and so on. We rode our first "hybrids" 300 miles with people calling the police thinking we were run-aways. Now people just ignore you or throw stuff.

  31. Pete boy

    Pete boy

    Uukausi sitten

    cool,just like my car suspension...nice vid...

  32. Watema 3

    Watema 3

    Uukausi sitten

    I've seen this before release wtf

  33. Watema 3

    Watema 3

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  34. Eros Maia

    Eros Maia

    Uukausi sitten

    Great work !

  35. Louis Stanyer

    Louis Stanyer

    Uukausi sitten

    Hey, can you do a video suggesting the best sim racing wheels used to help get better only a suggestion you don’t have to

  36. Kalil Suyan

    Kalil Suyan

    Uukausi sitten

    your father from magician to F1 engineer. he seems to be the Newt Scamander when old.

  37. The Wolf

    The Wolf

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    was that the car of Alexander Wurz? :D

  38. Anuar Del Castillo

    Anuar Del Castillo

    Uukausi sitten

    Its pure beauty to learn with this intimacy those cars. THANKS FOR SHARING!!

  39. Maurizio giasan

    Maurizio giasan

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  40. Dazzlers Channel

    Dazzlers Channel

    Uukausi sitten

    I guess your pops is a fellow brummie?? Gread vid!!

  41. Michael Vadney

    Michael Vadney

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    Loved that! Thanks

  42. John Good

    John Good

    Uukausi sitten

    An estimate of costs would be interesting here. I imagine they are well into the "truly shocking" range.

  43. ATD Anders’ Garage

    ATD Anders’ Garage

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    Absolutely fabulous video. When you are filming at your fathers workshop is my very favourite videos.



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    "I'm just at my father's workshop where he has a number of F1 cars" you just said that so casually as if it's a normal thing for a father to have lol. It's so cool to see.

  45. Ariel Xaber

    Ariel Xaber

    Uukausi sitten

    Do more of these videos!

  46. Cory Yalowicki

    Cory Yalowicki

    Uukausi sitten

    This is a fascinating topic. But is there an actually good video that explains the concept better?

  47. alberto robinson

    alberto robinson

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    Sorry for the interruption sr, but how important is the engine phase correlation in turn of reducing the high frequency vibrations around of the engine and the torque adjustment in the differential

  48. maccmike8


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    Tig welded not mig.

  49. hobbes


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    arrows, circles and question marks in thumbnail pictures are incredibly lame and denote a feeling of low quality clickbait. They really don’t fit with the quality of your videos. i suggest dropping them. your topics are intriguing enough to entice new viewers and your presentation is strong enough to keep them watching.

  50. Raymond Barcik

    Raymond Barcik

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    It’s great to see and hear the respect and the relationship you have with your father Bless you

  51. Oved Appr

    Oved Appr

    Uukausi sitten

    Take rc racer , the used to take titanium rod , but it could all be replaced with flash bainite for same strength but way cheaper

  52. Oved Appr

    Oved Appr

    Uukausi sitten

    Most of the material used could be replaced with flash bainite ! (Very inexpensive )and you could skip the carbon fiber aero part

  53. Oved Appr

    Oved Appr

    Uukausi sitten

    Want to save a lot of money and be as light as titanium and almost as strong ? Flash bainite process

  54. Danny Giusa

    Danny Giusa

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    Thanks for sharing these videos. This is the actual gold what makes F1 worth watching.

  55. american seoul

    american seoul

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    Your father looks like Hugh Grant!

  56. LogiForce86


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    Oh boy, I wish the Benetton got rebuild from scratch and we would get explained everything in detail like this. It really let's you appreciatie the eye for detail and accuracy even in the 90s when CAD development was still in its infancy. I want an encore to this... so interesting.

  57. Walter


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    Would All Wheel Drive F1 be faster at hairpins and take them drifting like a rally car?

  58. Robert Rejek

    Robert Rejek

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    Humbly requesting more vids with your Dad. He's a wealth of knowledge and great at explaining this kind of stuff.

  59. Ritter_Cracker


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  60. ZeroFu*ksGiven


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    Subscribed just for more videos like this!

  61. Dream Diction

    Dream Diction

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    Why don't the just make track smooth so the cars don't need any suspension.

  62. Nick Makes & Breaks Stuff

    Nick Makes & Breaks Stuff

    Uukausi sitten

    So that rubber bit in the thumbnail is essentially a bump stop that comes into play when both sides of the suspension are loaded up equally like on a straight.

  63. Kaique Andrade

    Kaique Andrade

    Uukausi sitten

    5:26 rake has practically nothing to do with weight distribution of transfer, but downforce actually

  64. bobyzano


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    Liked it very much! We need more videos like this. With the old man on the shed. Next time we need a regular car part side to side for comparison

  65. metalbrony2012


    Uukausi sitten

    Traxxas wants to know your location

  66. David Murawski

    David Murawski

    Uukausi sitten

    an absolute dream shop

  67. Brian Vogt

    Brian Vogt

    Uukausi sitten

    Is this about how F1 Suspension Works, or about how Benetton suspension worked 25-30 years ago?

  68. rexdlu


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    Like an rc car

  69. EvilScientistMoose


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  70. Matthew Sinclair

    Matthew Sinclair

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    I've never seen a weld like that before. Incredible.

  71. iniquity


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    "There's thousands of components..." sounds like we'll be getting thousands of videos then! ;)

  72. gavfr


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    no wonder F1 is so expensive, works of engineering art that 99.9999999999999% of F1 fans won't ever see, I pause the tv when it shows the cars undressed, aching to glimpse the engineering.

  73. herpes der Götterbote

    herpes der Götterbote

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    Working and especially machining and welding titanium is absolute hell. making that part must have been absolutely infuriating

  74. Mandy B

    Mandy B

    Uukausi sitten

    Some serious bits of kit there! Precision engineering at its finest. Tell me anything about the parts, it's fascinating!

  75. Olivyay


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    04:57 Did you close part of the radiator intake with tape? Can you elaborate on that? The Judd engine needs less cooling than the original Renault, or the cold temperature that day allowed for a smaller intake?

  76. Richard Berndt

    Richard Berndt

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    Isnt it just a steel bar at the Moment that uses torsion spring?

  77. hugolafhugolaf


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    Benetton Judd???

    • Olivyay


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      They probably can't source Renault engines from that time, so they went with another customer engine.

  78. Friendly Robot

    Friendly Robot

    Uukausi sitten

    I think everything should now be measured in “cups of coffee”

  79. Dizzy.D RC

    Dizzy.D RC

    Uukausi sitten

    Wauw! Amazing engineering. Unbelievable to see the solutions/advantages the engineers came up with!! Kudos to R&D. Very interesting so I subbed👍🏼Keep 'm coming!

  80. Andrea


    Uukausi sitten

    hi. will you make a 2021 f1 car modification explain video??

  81. Yuri Molotov

    Yuri Molotov

    Uukausi sitten

    Fascinating, is that your old man? Knowledgeable fella, love his amazement on the welds, im a welder so that always tickles me happy

  82. Gabriele Piccini

    Gabriele Piccini

    Uukausi sitten

    Loved this one!

  83. Scott Crawford

    Scott Crawford

    Uukausi sitten

    Lovely stuff

  84. dᴉlℲ


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    Looks like it's friction welded.

  85. Kıvanç Çelik

    Kıvanç Çelik

    Uukausi sitten

    Isn't it amazing

  86. Russell Winch

    Russell Winch

    Uukausi sitten

    great video! more workshop vids please

  87. HellCat_AxG


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    Is that Wurz's car? That is so epic.

  88. J B

    J B

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    Your dad is from Birmingham?

  89. Jose Martinez

    Jose Martinez

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    Thanks for all these informative videos Scott, adding your dad’s knowledge is a joy. You too work so well it’s amazing. Highly appreciate all this amazing information on F1 components!

  90. d 997

    d 997

    Uukausi sitten

    Would like to know more about how tires have evolved over the history of racing. How have tires influenced car design? How have tires influences driving styles?

  91. Les Flynn

    Les Flynn

    Uukausi sitten

    Interesting video mate. I'm liking many of your videos.Keep up the good work.

  92. Tanner Harcus

    Tanner Harcus

    Uukausi sitten

    Amazing vid

  93. Ryan Hayward

    Ryan Hayward

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    More of the old mans work shop please!



    Uukausi sitten

    A pathetic system when self levelling tech is available....just another example of Rules holding back tech.

  95. T 25

    T 25

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    Love seeing that JUDD engine

  96. MR-3-IU


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    We always see the top but never the bottom of the f1 and the technology behind this.

  97. MrStorageheater


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    More videos like this please

  98. BTcaice


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    This makes me wonder what each team's dollar per gram weight saving is and how it correlates with results.

  99. Bobby Lemieux

    Bobby Lemieux

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    What you're calling a Spring looks and works more like a sway link

    • Multishit666


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      yep..guy is a click bait dunce.. its certainly a sway bar link and the other is a bump stop bushing.. the springs and dampers are clear as day on top of the push rod system.

  100. Justin McDermott

    Justin McDermott

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    The pushrod no longer having threaded joints (rose joints) also has the benefit of greatly reducing compliance in the suspension system. Great video.