7 Crazy F1 Driver Moves That NEARLY Happened

Lewis Hamilton to Red Bull? Michael Schumacher to McLaren?
This video dives into how the history books could have easily been completely different...
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  • Wingman translates into Italian as "gregario". You're welcome.

    Fabreeze_27Fabreeze_2716 tuntia sitten
  • At least Kubica is forever gonna have a strong legacy in Sauber(Alfa Romeo) being their only race winner and pole position until today. In 2008 he had a chance at the champiosnhip but he was unlucky during races and Sauber stopped developing the car mid-season. We can only imagine what would happen after 2012...

    AstraXAstraXPäivä sitten
  • I would say the craziest driver move would've been Hamilton to Red Bull

    Juber coolJuber coolPäivä sitten
  • "Does anyone remember the amount of criticism Lewis received got when he moved to Mercedes from Mclaren in 2013?" Sure do. Even as a Hamilton fan, I was one of those people. Boy did that not age well and quite frankly, I'm damn glad I was wrong.

    RACECARRACECAR3 päivää sitten
  • WTF kubica to Ferrari

    Arham MuhammadArham Muhammad5 päivää sitten
  • Kimi dabbed?! 😱😱😱

    kikx Akikx A6 päivää sitten
  • Could have doesn't mean history would have played out the same.

    Eddie OliverEddie Oliver7 päivää sitten
  • I don’t rate Ricciardo. Glad he never got near Ferrari

    Vatsal VoraVatsal Vora7 päivää sitten
  • Alonso’s career choices are so bad they almost seem intentional.

    Syd 41Syd 417 päivää sitten
  • Kimi move to Red Bwoah

    DanDan8 päivää sitten
  • Michael Schumacher to McLaren

    Hardi SetiawanHardi Setiawan8 päivää sitten
  • Has there been a driver with more bad moves than Alonso? He's the king of bad career choices, aside from his first stint wit Renault he's always at the wrong team at the wrong time.

    Nikolay IvanovNikolay Ivanov8 päivää sitten
  • What's wingman in Italian Robert kubica in ferrari

  • the alonso one is really depressing

    John DoeJohn Doe9 päivää sitten
  • Another crazy driver move which nearly happened was the Hülkenberg Mercedes combi. When Mercedes decided to give Hülkenberg a contract if Hamilton don’t join Mercedes. Imagine Hülkenberg in the best car for years

    S RS R9 päivää sitten
  • didnt Button got an offer from Ferrari when he was winning those races in Mclaren?

    rspec2rspec29 päivää sitten
  • nice! thought i was the only one remembering how Honda and particularly Ross tried to convince Nando to join them before 2009

    rspec2rspec29 päivää sitten
  • 2:44 Masive respect to anyone who can tell me what series that meme come from

    DA9 YTDA9 YT9 päivää sitten
  • Max verstappen was linked with Ferrari back in 2016 and then he was linked with Mercedes a year later in reality Was at toro Rosso at start of 2016 by Spain he was promoted to red bull and then by end of 2018 he was red bull team leader Staying at red bull proved to be the best career decision may move to Mercedes in a few years

    Bradley HydeBradley Hyde9 päivää sitten
  • Kimi not getting points now

    Wayne HandleyWayne Handley9 päivää sitten
  • Red bull rewarding loyalty? Pardon?

    _bstr_ct_bstr_ct10 päivää sitten
  • wait, you forgot about Senna in Ferrari... it seemed like there was a contract going on for 1995 or 1996, but then we all know what happened in 1994 :'(

    Cirr TertCirr Tert10 päivää sitten
  • wingman in italian is "braccio destro"

    ShidNohShidNoh10 päivää sitten
  • Poor Alonso ;(

    RennSportJunkieRennSportJunkie10 päivää sitten
  • Another one is Magnussen almost going to ferrari instead of leclerc, and he almost also went to toro rosso

    Bjørn GereBjørn Gere10 päivää sitten
  • Gilles wnated to leave Ferrari after imola 82...

    Ant. Tol.Ant. Tol.10 päivää sitten
  • Hulk 2014 to ferrari!!!

    Mpa Goose bayMpa Goose bay10 päivää sitten
  • I read about the whole Lewis-Red Bull thing in Adrian Newey’s book

    King FernandoKing Fernando10 päivää sitten
  • Only true f1 fans would have already known this :)

    Taran27Taran2711 päivää sitten
  • Your "beloved" Schumay... Cheated for his first championship and his greatest rival died...

    Michael WestpyMichael Westpy11 päivää sitten
  • Nico Hulkenberg to Mercedes 2013

    Mohan SubramaniamMohan Subramaniam11 päivää sitten
  • Hülkenberg and Kubica Hurt

    Michael PaqMichael Paq11 päivää sitten
  • Actually the chance is pretty big that daniel goes to ferrari becaus sainz is now there and danny keeps stealing his seats first at renault now at mclaren

    Chris playzzzChris playzzz11 päivää sitten
  • 3:48 That's important 😂

    Dmytro848Dmytro84811 päivää sitten
  • Jules Bianchi to Ferrari Kevin Magnusen to ToroRosso Nico Hulkenberg to Mercedes, If hamilton had turned dowm the offer

    Bentley MobiusBentley Mobius11 päivää sitten
  • f1: our driver moves make sense f1 2020 my team: *i am 4 parallel universes ahead of you*

    AWildSnowballAWildSnowball11 päivää sitten
  • Daniel Riccardio has missed the boat in a top team. He will never get there.

    Stewart GrindlayStewart Grindlay11 päivää sitten
  • Daniel Ricciardo to Ferrari? Thank god it didn't happen.

    Berk Ç.Berk Ç.11 päivää sitten
  • Valentino Rossi to F1 would've shocked me

    Yakumo TatsuroYakumo Tatsuro11 päivää sitten
  • 2:10 Ferrari** I only know because I make that same mistake myself!

    Gryph LaneGryph Lane11 päivää sitten
  • Kimi to Ferrari in 2003. Ferrari offered Kimi a contract in 2001 for 2003. Kimi to McLaren in 2010. Kimi to Red Bull in 2014.

    Ciaron SmithCiaron Smith11 päivää sitten
  • Ricciardo has been following Sains' team moves, maybe Ferrari is next for him?

    Señor MartinezSeñor Martinez12 päivää sitten
  • Hamilton to Red Bull would've been a GAME CHANGER

    Luke JohnsonLuke Johnson12 päivää sitten
  • 2:33: wingman in Italian is secondo pilota

    Jacopo GandolfiJacopo Gandolfi12 päivää sitten
  • whatever, i just want kimi to stay in f1 at least for the next five years.

    Stefan WeilhartnerStefan Weilhartner12 päivää sitten
  • red bull twice lol I know schumacher could of had any car in 1996 williams were also interested and obv beneton wanted to keep him imagion a schumacher-villneueve 1996 combo also berger had chane to stay at ferrari for 96 irvine was in fact option 3

    Gigsaw SoljierGigsaw Soljier12 päivää sitten
  • Oh yeah i forgot Daniel gave a beating to Vettel in 2014. Hehe just proving Vettel is bad since the beggining of V6 era

    Pedro SilvaPedro Silva12 päivää sitten
  • 2:10 Ferarri, seriously?

    Bananoid1Bananoid112 päivää sitten
  • Damn it Alonso

    Nicolas BocchinoNicolas Bocchino12 päivää sitten
  • Michael to McLaren was a huge thing in 96 through Mercedes

    Sebastian NeumannSebastian Neumann12 päivää sitten
  • He missed the big one. 1991 Frank Williams wanted Jean Alesi. Alesi signed for "his childhood dream car" Ferrari. A year later, Nigel Mansel became WorldChampion with Williams, and Jean Alesi spent the next 5 years driving dogshit Ferrari cars, until Schumi arrived.

    Mo ElmMo Elm12 päivää sitten
  • Lewis and Seb would have been a wholesome combination. Bwoahh

    Ryan.YRyan.Y12 päivää sitten
  • Lewis stuck at an underperforming RedBull... I like this alternate reality 🙃

    Dario 108Dario 10812 päivää sitten
  • 2:10 spell ferrari right

    MarconMarcon12 päivää sitten
  • Did we really just say Robert kubica was on the pace for his return he could drive the car Yes he could not drive the car at Pace. Just a few years ago you guys were on his ass for being two seconds behind his teammate

    BListBList12 päivää sitten
  • What about mercedes and hulkenberg 2013?

    LeeLee12 päivää sitten
  • Technically at Imola Bottas got blocked by a Eilliams

    Csaba TrostovszkyCsaba Trostovszky12 päivää sitten
  • I really wanted Dani Ric at Ferrari

    P MP M12 päivää sitten
  • The one that shocked me was the Alonso one and the Hamilton one because if Alonso would be in the Brawn Gp team which later became Mercedes he would have won many titles, while Red bull inspite of struggling in 2014 would again make a quite competitive car in 2015 and if Hamilton had went to RedBull then we would have seen RedBull vs Mercedes for Constructors honours and Hamilton vs Alonso for the Drivers honours, which could have become one of the greatest rivalries in F1 history which would have been among the likes of McLaren and Ferrari, Senna and Prost and Schumacher and Hakkinen

    Shubhayan Dutta GuptaShubhayan Dutta Gupta12 päivää sitten
  • Damon Hill to McLaren 💁🏼‍♂️

    Nick JonesNick Jones12 päivää sitten
  • No way Lewis would be in a red bull Horner hates Lewis even if Horner had no other choice.

    Simon RobinsonSimon Robinson12 päivää sitten
  • 4:44 I remember how people were predicting Kimi to beat Alonso in 2014.. And how it was a Ferrari move to put pressure on Alonso.. If they had known..

    DaveDave12 päivää sitten
  • It's really unfair that bottas gets no respect, he's up against the greatest driver of all time whether you agree or not, and the only guy to have beaten him fair and square during his time (another underrated driver btw) retired because it just took a whole lot out of him to do that. Bottas is quick, he's just nowhere near as consistent

    Vyom RichhariaVyom Richharia12 päivää sitten
  • Valentino Rossi - Ferrrari. 2 years before making his F1 debut Lewis and McLaren splitted, he almost made his debut with Williams.

    I TubeI Tube12 päivää sitten
  • Seb and Kimi: "We'd like to team up." RedBull: "Nah, it's too risky." Seb and Kimi: "ok, well then we're both outta here"

    Yirga DamtewYirga Damtew12 päivää sitten
  • 8. Matthew Gallagher to Mercedes 2015: After winning the world title for HRT for 6 years in a row, Mercedes wanted the Brit to drive alongside Lord Mahaver Ragunathan. He had been talking to team boss toto wolff since the 2011 British grand Prix. Unfortunately, Matthew had a stroke which put him in a coma for 2 years after raging at Aarava for crashing him out on F1 2014 which means he never got that Mercedes drive. But luckily after 457000 surgeries he managed to sign for Jaguar in 2017. He won 3 world titles up to this day.

    Alexandrine StephanusAlexandrine Stephanus12 päivää sitten
  • The most shocking was Lewis in Red Bull with seb😮

    prokopis boliotisprokopis boliotis12 päivää sitten
  • so. we could've had Seb & Kimi, way back in 2014? sounds interesting.

    NeoTalonNeoTalon12 päivää sitten
  • Imagine Hakkinen and Schumacher in the same team.

    Press StartPress Start12 päivää sitten
  • Jenson Button to Ferrari in 2013 almost happened. Contracts on both sides were almost finalised but the deal fell apart for unspecified reasons.

    James BuckinghamJames Buckingham12 päivää sitten
  • Senna could have re-signed with Mclaren and never went to Williams.

    Big Black DawgBig Black Dawg12 päivää sitten
    • what if prost didn't leave mclaren in 1989...

      Gigsaw SoljierGigsaw Soljier12 päivää sitten
  • 1.Robert had a rally chrash In Andorra not in italy 2.RABARABARABARABARABARABA

    Polsko-Litewskie pączki MappingPolsko-Litewskie pączki Mapping12 päivää sitten
  • I can't find the comment, but someone was suggesting that Hamilton would've stolen all four of Vettel's titles had they been teammates at the time. Vettel's 2011 and 2013 seasons saw him win more than half of the races, DNF only once and finish 4th or better in the other 18 races. Nobody would've been able to come into that team and beat him during those years. Hamilton might've won the 2012 WDC had he been with Red Bull, because all he needed that year was a more reliable car. As for 2010, that was a year in which we had 3 top teams that could win on any given weekend and the drivers made a difference. Furthermore, Hamilton never finished ahead of Alonso in the drivers' championship during that span, and Alonso cemented himself as the second-best driver of the early 2010s by finishing second to Vettel in the championship 3 times.

    Nathan StroudNathan Stroud12 päivää sitten
  • For me the biggest WHAT IF was Kubica not having his accident. The recent history of F1 would probably be quite different.

    Y KapitanovY Kapitanov12 päivää sitten
  • Button to Williams for 2006 was on the way but after BMW left things fell apart.

    O FenómenoO Fenómeno12 päivää sitten
  • Williams blocked the move for 2016 so Bottas left the year later and they stayed with no money and no Bottas. Genius management!

    O FenómenoO Fenómeno12 päivää sitten
  • no wonder why kubica eventually came back from that injury. the powerbalance saved him

    fuckfadhilfuckfadhil12 päivää sitten
  • 1993 - If F.Williams wouldn't have gone gaga for Prost (and his I-choose-my-own-team-mate clause), there was a small chance the driver lineup could have been Mansell-Senna instead of Prost-Hill.

    Hector ConcarneHector Concarne12 päivää sitten
    • i don't blame him for rejecting senna tbh he left mclaren to get away from his antics no question he could beat him

      Gigsaw SoljierGigsaw Soljier12 päivää sitten
  • Part 2?

    StanY5StanY512 päivää sitten
  • mean while in Alternate Universe.. Fernando could've been 12+ time world champion IF... 2005 - Good fight with Schumi.. We are the Champions-1 2006 - We are the Champions-2 2007 - Title If Hamilton was not there in Mclaren 2008 - Title if He hadn't left Mclaren, again due to Hamilton was there 2009 - Title If he had Joined Brawn GP if he really got a contract offered (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013... Struggle in Mercedes - but worthy for Future success..) 2014 - Turbo-Hybrid Era kicked in YOOOOOOO!!!!!! 2015 - Engine is faster than before.. Arghhh 2016 - Fuck you Nico 2017 - No Karma 2018 - Thank you Sebastian for crashing in Germany and gifting championship 2019 - I am not retiring to comeback again.. but Ferrari engine feels better but RedBull got it covered with Protest..!!! Ferrari Engine Banned.. So title is mine 2020 - Covid or no-Covid we are the champions.., we are the champions 2021-- and onwards.. yeah I am still young, you can test me in a Young Drivers' Program, you won't regret..!!

    Meme RavenMeme Raven12 päivää sitten
  • Great vid guys.

    Degan EllisDegan Ellis12 päivää sitten
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    Ry gamingRy gaming12 päivää sitten
  • Kubica 🇵🇱🏁🏎️❤️

    Kierlak AirlinesKierlak Airlines12 päivää sitten
  • "on the pace" uh no sorry mate. I feel sorry for him, but he was never on the pace

    Alexandre GarridoAlexandre Garrido12 päivää sitten
  • Even if Alonso would have gone to Brawn Gp. He would have left the team after maybe 2/3 years. Until realising in 2015 that he made another bad choice😂😂

    Suraj BorateSuraj Borate12 päivää sitten
  • well they missed nico hulkenberg and merc

    mathu kmathu k12 päivää sitten
  • Fernando also have offers by red bull and mercedes but ferarri marketing in nando's childhood paid off, the red car and shumi legacy was too much

    EmilianoEmiliano12 päivää sitten
  • Didnt senna agree to join ferrari when his contract ended at williams for a drive in 1997

    Daniel MatthewsDaniel Matthews12 päivää sitten
  • "Michael and Ron met in a hotel" I bet crapmocker was playing catcher

    Number 16Number 1612 päivää sitten
  • What about Lewis to Williams eh? He got an offer on camera from Claire

    Kakashi HatakeKakashi Hatake12 päivää sitten
  • Lol lewis at red bull with seb? Y'all though lewis and nico was bad? Lorddddddd

    joshawott31joshawott3112 päivää sitten
  • Let's be honest.. ferrari can have daniel we need Carlos and lando together the world don't feel right

    joshawott31joshawott3112 päivää sitten
  • In my f1 2020 3rd season, ricciardo joined Ferrari, so maybe in 2022 👀👀👀

    koffeejellokoffeejello12 päivää sitten
  • I don’t think Alonso moving to Brawn then Mercedes would’ve been the same result as Hamilton with Mercedes. The driver is a big part of the car development and Hamilton is in a class of it’s own. Bottas is driving in the midfield in the exact same car.

    DugBingo951DugBingo95112 päivää sitten
  • Seb and Lewis as teammates 😍

    AlienofAndromedaAlienofAndromeda12 päivää sitten
  • There's something I think all of us wanted to see Kimi dabbing

    XtremeGondorGamerXtremeGondorGamer12 päivää sitten
  • If based Dietrich Mateschitz HAD signed off on Lewis, he would have already fired him by now because of Hamilton's woke agenda.

    Scott MeredithScott Meredith12 päivää sitten
  • As a Danny ric and Nico rosberg fan, im sad Lewis didn’t go to red bull 😢 he could have ended up an all time great

    Arvin BuensalidaArvin Buensalida12 päivää sitten
  • no one gonna talk about senna and ferrari

    Nnaemeka OmeruoNnaemeka Omeruo12 päivää sitten
  • Wait... Webber block Red Bull from getting Hamilton and then retired the next year... Whiskey Foxtrot Tango x 1000. 😐

    powerofdreamxpowerofdreamx13 päivää sitten