Why Do F1 Tracks Have Kerbs?

We are so used to seeing kerbs (or curbs) on race tracks... but why are they there?
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    • @naildeath well, if not they would not be efective

      Willem FletcherWillem Fletcher16 päivää sitten
    • Kerbs should not be wider than the car as it makes track limits confusing for everyone.

      naildeathnaildeath16 päivää sitten
    • flat kerbs fast corners, raised cerbs slow, WHAT KERB/CERB Is IT

      Willem FletcherWillem Fletcher26 päivää sitten
  • Good video but slideshow doesnt have to be so "funny".

    Boerje69Boerje695 tuntia sitten
  • I only watched the NLS this year and now imagine an F1 car hitting a curb on the nordschleife. I guess I just dicovered another way to go to space.

    yannniQue 17yannniQue 176 tuntia sitten
  • Their use should be curbed. (Kerbed)?

    michael laverymichael lavery8 tuntia sitten
  • kerbs look cool and are satisfying in games but lets just make the track limits concrete walls right up until the white lines.

    Anthny BsgAnthny Bsg13 tuntia sitten
  • Memes got more screen time than the actual kerbs wth is this shit

    Osman Bin OmarOsman Bin Omar17 tuntia sitten
  • Hello from the Czech Republic. Joke appreciated.

    ViclickViclickPäivä sitten
  • Bring back the Singapore Sling ?

    AsHaltAsHaltPäivä sitten
  • install concrete walls instead. then drivers will absolutely stay on the track. nothing else will suffice.

    Lone WolfLone WolfPäivä sitten
  • Why no more IBR???

    kimptoskimptos2 päivää sitten
  • Make the damn things large like street curbs, then lets see who cuts corners, while we are at it, get rid of tarmac run off areas, bring back gravel or sand.

    Piers Lawson-BrownPiers Lawson-Brown2 päivää sitten
  • I almost think it would be worth having a slight drop of a few inches at most with standing water outside of the flat curve. Nothing that would cause a car to crash or deap enough to drown in in the case of a roll, but enough to eliminate traction and force a tire (tyre :p) change. Great because during practice, said tires are not damaged.

    Link ScarletLink Scarlet4 päivää sitten
  • It seems that there needs to be a way to prevent track extension actions by drivers. The obvious solutions is grass and gravel, but we do not want cars to crash because of being crowded by lap 1 chaos. This all goes back to track design. Tracks such as in Singapore have walls. Should all track now have walls? Also, many tracks are used for motorcycle racing as well. The raised curbing is an effective tool to keep this under control.

    Eric RickertEric Rickert4 päivää sitten
  • I like it when it goes GrGrGrGrGrGr when driving over them. Makes me think I am real pro racing driver

    Lurgutre NalpakLurgutre Nalpak5 päivää sitten
  • When I did my first track day, I touched a few Kerbs just like I'd always seen racing drivers do and as I'd normally do in racing games. The difference in grip levels for those split seconds was insane, it was like being on ice. I very quickly decided to stay off them for the rest of the day lol.

    ArmouredfalconArmouredfalcon5 päivää sitten
  • don't care about curbs one bit as long as they're next to grass or gravel and not another mile of tarmac runoff

    Matija GrbešaMatija Grbeša6 päivää sitten
  • Keep it pumpin buddy

    the ghostspider KGSthe ghostspider KGS6 päivää sitten
  • Your videos don't need the stupid, quick-cut cutesy references. The content is good, but the editing turns a quality video into to something that is barely watchable.

    skadarskadar6 päivää sitten
  • to not do a takumi fujiwara kurb hack 😂

    SDRIFTER AbdlmounaimSDRIFTER Abdlmounaim7 päivää sitten
  • "C" "U". You B.I. ""

    Michael SMichael S7 päivää sitten
  • For Curb Boosting of course

    Aleks KozakiewiczAleks Kozakiewicz8 päivää sitten
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    Sam AshSam Ash9 päivää sitten
  • Could use a bit more explaining. Specially aided by more pics for better understanding :)

    Francisco José da Silva PereiraFrancisco José da Silva Pereira9 päivää sitten
  • Formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

    formulafanformulafan9 päivää sitten
  • They should be the same as the Goodwood track - keep them on the tarmac. No other sport allows you to leave the field of play without a penalty.

    Rtfa ZeberdeeRtfa Zeberdee9 päivää sitten
  • Americans spell it "curb"

    Not a salmon botNot a salmon bot10 päivää sitten
  • Still learning about kerburbs 🤣 Grew up watching racing a bit here and there but....... Just got into f1 this season because of the engineering marvels behind the cars and fell in love with the teams and drivers! Definitely here to stay as a growing fan of the sport!

    Daniel KruegerDaniel Krueger10 päivää sitten
  • Triggering me so much seeing kerb misspelled haha

    Danbeast007Danbeast00711 päivää sitten
  • Curb

    Danbeast007Danbeast00711 päivää sitten
  • Why do F1 tracks have kerbs? Why do cars have tires....?

    BirdyyBirdyy11 päivää sitten
  • They have kerbs so if you like to drive with eyes closed you can feel whether you're going straight.

    electroborgelectroborg12 päivää sitten
  • It's now just F1... 😐

    Jason MillerJason Miller13 päivää sitten
  • It’s curb

    jerome silvajerome silva13 päivää sitten
  • Kerb - European way of spelling it Curb - American way of spelling it

    David FernandezDavid Fernandez13 päivää sitten
  • most of them are a disgrace now, just paint on the tarmac. Iconic kerbs have been degraded to just that. ridiculous

    juandhaltrichjuandhaltrich16 päivää sitten
  • Should we curb the use of kerbs?

    Michael ReedMichael Reed16 päivää sitten
  • For make me slide in f1 2020

    Shai AmirShai Amir18 päivää sitten
  • Not so much abour kerbs, but track limits. If a track is modified to allow cars to drive beyond the asphalt bits, don't penalise drivers if they do drive there: use the bits for what they are designed. If they want to keep kerbs (for safety), encourage drivers to avoid them, if possible. By making them uncomfortable to rtive on: rumble.

    Ludwig van ElLudwig van El18 päivää sitten
  • This channel is great. Subkerb everyone!

    Khaullan FiddiyosoKhaullan Fiddiyoso19 päivää sitten
  • bin ich der einzigste der erstens gelesen hat warum f1 krebs hat ?

    Leonard VaskevicLeonard Vaskevic19 päivää sitten
  • total newbie to the racing scene, what are the green zones next to some kerbs(curbs) and how far are you allowed to 'cut' a corner?

    ikkeennigij121ikkeennigij12120 päivää sitten
  • Really ran out of ideas lately with these videos

    FightingFalconFightingFalcon20 päivää sitten
  • please put spanish subtitle

    jatd10jatd1020 päivää sitten
  • Sausage kerbs started to appear after the standardization of asphalted run-off areas, in order to increase the penalty of making a mistake. Make gravel traps the norm again and see how no special kerbs will be needed.

    Juan AcostaJuan Acosta20 päivää sitten
  • Coming from Karting, I'm 100% for raised kerbs. For raised kerb you have the risk vs reward. You need to decide if it will save you time, the margin of error before it upsets the car, and how it might affect your tires. Flat kerb needs no decision making. Use it.

    Joaoie PascualJoaoie Pascual20 päivää sitten
  • Its for kerb boosting

    shephen shumwayshephen shumway21 päivä sitten
  • To make track limits even more confusing and inconsistent

    A RA R21 päivä sitten
  • British: kerb American: curb

    John RodriguesJohn Rodrigues21 päivä sitten
  • Sausage kerbs: exist Teams and Drivers: delete these before they delete me and bank accounts Circuit owners: don’t hit them then lol 🤷‍♂️

    fattyMcGee97fattyMcGee9721 päivä sitten
  • 1:52 Mr Aiden Rule on track.

    Ape da 600cvApe da 600cv21 päivä sitten
  • 4' high concrete wall/kerb/curb ...boundry defined😁

    Boz 08Boz 0821 päivä sitten
  • I like the raised kerbs at Monaco. The 3m tall ones.

    Fall Line JapanFall Line Japan21 päivä sitten
  • Kerb and curb have different meanings but share the same pronunciation. We curb (reduce) our enthusiasm e.g.

    Brian JonesBrian Jones21 päivä sitten
  • How about a progressive Kerb, that raises more and more the farther you go from tarmac, either linearly or exponentially... that way, a little wheel on it is fine but go too far and it gets way too high to be usefull (within reason ofc)

    MrKelenekMrKelenek21 päivä sitten
  • I have Czeched your video and it very good!

    Jakub DoležalJakub Doležal22 päivää sitten
  • until I get to drive one of these tracks I DONT GIVE A FAT FFUCK

    Darrel3000 - Darrel Ganesh SukhdeoDarrel3000 - Darrel Ganesh Sukhdeo22 päivää sitten
  • im not sure, to me motoGP is more entertaining

    Chris PallaresChris Pallares22 päivää sitten
  • kerbs are a pretty good place to put some cameras. the eau rouge video is amazing...

    Aditya Vardhan GanjiAditya Vardhan Ganji22 päivää sitten
  • put grass and gravel outside the asphalt and remove the track limits!

    fws88fws8822 päivää sitten
  • it would cause a lot of crashes but i want to see the kurb/curb as high as the tires

    no oneno one22 päivää sitten
  • i think turn 4 should have wall on the outside of the exit...that could prevent drivers to exceed the limits :D

    Vocas46LPVocas46LP22 päivää sitten
  • It’s one thing to drive over the KERBs to avoid a collusion, but drivers who consistently drive over them should get a Pit lane penalty.

    joesolis2joesolis222 päivää sitten
  • 100% raised curbs as a track limit indicator. If you don't like it, don't drive on it.

    ChrisChris22 päivää sitten
  • Just put a wall around the track

    Ansa PectoralisAnsa Pectoralis22 päivää sitten
  • 3:35 since raised kerbs are extremely dangerous I think not

    GoldmasterxGoldmasterx22 päivää sitten
  • I'm a formula driver and I've always asked myself the origin of curbs.

    Andrea GiagnorioAndrea Giagnorio22 päivää sitten
  • Each Breach of track limits = 1 second added to your end of race time or pit stop. Which ever comes first.

    Tristan LeeTristan Lee22 päivää sitten
  • I don't mind small kerbs, when the track can punish track limit issues on their own. For example, if a driver goes beyond the kerb in Monaco, he's probably hitting a wall. But, after watching Bahrain, I feel the Kerbs should be higher as to punish drivers who would want to ignore the intended track limits

    The Gemini GodThe Gemini God22 päivää sitten
  • Aren't inside apex kerbs used in weight transfer to the outside wheel to help more aggressive turn in??

    Reece JarmanReece Jarman22 päivää sitten
  • Curb

    Unsinkable SamUnsinkable Sam22 päivää sitten
  • Now I know what those red and white things are

    RPGMN777 OfficialRPGMN777 Official22 päivää sitten
  • 01:14 - You called the apex curb an entry curb. Are you trying to hurt the feelings of all the entry curbs around the world?

    Dave RussellDave Russell22 päivää sitten
  • in spain we call those pianos

    Jorge C. M.Jorge C. M.23 päivää sitten
  • Kerb-conctete thing. Curb-your enthusiasm

    Jonnti SchnabelJonnti Schnabel23 päivää sitten
  • Entry kerbs, you know, the kerbs on the entry to a corner that can be used to widen your entry. Not like the apex kerbs that are in the apex of a corner.

    Max Goes RacingMax Goes Racing23 päivää sitten
  • Make the curbs slower and you won’t have to police them. It’s as simple as that. There is no excuse for having drama over what IS and what ISN’T the track.

    John LeverJohn Lever23 päivää sitten
  • I like the monaco kerbs. You can survive them, but not very often. Painted lines on tarmac are a joke.

    Tyler DurdenTyler Durden23 päivää sitten
  • Let's Just Say, This Guy Is Good At Editing!!

    Watermelon_Z4KYWatermelon_Z4KY23 päivää sitten
  • A meme or photo for every word you use is pretty damn distracting and annoying.

    jeemsejeemse23 päivää sitten
  • Kerbs are a trademark of road courses

    4-14 FAN4-14 FAN23 päivää sitten
  • Simply I love kerbs except sausage kerbs... I hate them!

    Attila SomogyiAttila Somogyi23 päivää sitten
  • UK spelling is Kerb - US spelling is Curb ... Rest of world does what they like

    reddevil028reddevil02823 päivää sitten
  • Curb

    Elijah JamiesonElijah Jamieson23 päivää sitten
  • Just subscribed... you’re welcome

    Jordan WadeJordan Wade23 päivää sitten
  • I think there should be an electronic way of measuring track limits ie if center of car is over the white line it triggers, and if u do it 3 times u get a 3 second penalty.

    David WrightDavid Wright23 päivää sitten
  • Put those little annoying dimples on them like you see at a grocery store (Walmart in the US)

    MytwistedvoicesMytwistedvoices23 päivää sitten
  • can you explain license points. are they permanent or can they be taken away after a set time period

    curtis grantcurtis grant23 päivää sitten
  • I like the German version of the word. "Randstein" sounds like my favorit German band ;)

    SebidkkSebidkk23 päivää sitten
  • Put a wall where the kerb is. Nice hard limit 😁

    wingsdesire1wingsdesire123 päivää sitten
  • It is kerb, but Americans use curb for both. Curb in England is like, to hold something back "curb your enthusiasm".

    Thomas O'HareThomas O'Hare23 päivää sitten
  • "Curbz"

    _JDM_ CR_Jeffrey_JDM_ CR_Jeffrey23 päivää sitten
  • I like flat kerbing, sausage kerbs can go straight back to hell

    AnvarynnAnvarynn23 päivää sitten
  • Bring back the grass and sand I say!

    Crazy Cat GuyCrazy Cat Guy23 päivää sitten
  • CURB

    chrrrrchrrrr23 päivää sitten
  • Lol , i thought it was spelt curb!😂✌

    sarad matthew tiggasarad matthew tigga23 päivää sitten
  • I know it’s a nascar thing but “turtles” sausage Kerbs one steroids they will break a nascar and that’s saying something

    334 Outdoors334 Outdoors23 päivää sitten
  • No mention of the ye olde cliff kerbs of the 70s and 80s that are basically tiny hills built for the sole purpose of turning your car upside down?

    Harith AzmiHarith Azmi23 päivää sitten
  • It sounds like he's saying "why do F1 tracks have curves" 😅

    Dominic McBrideDominic McBride23 päivää sitten
  • I feel that there needed to be special dishonourable mention of the tortoises that used to live on turn 10 of the singapore street circuit. Those things looked to be higher than the ground clearance of the cars. What were they thinking.

    EvningEvning23 päivää sitten
  • Simple if they can't drive on the track. Make them 4ft walls to keep them on the track

    Alison CouttsAlison Coutts23 päivää sitten