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 Fletcher13 dager siden
    • Kerbs should not be wider than the car as it makes track limits confusing for everyone.

      naildeathnaildeath13 dager siden
    • flat kerbs fast corners, raised cerbs slow, WHAT KERB/CERB Is IT

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  • 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.

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  • I like it when it goes GrGrGrGrGrGr when driving over them. Makes me think I am real pro racing driver

    Lurgutre NalpakLurgutre Nalpak2 dager siden
  • 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.

    ArmouredfalconArmouredfalcon2 dager siden
  • 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 Grbeša3 dager siden
  • Keep it pumpin buddy

    the ghostspider KGSthe ghostspider KGS3 dager siden
  • 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.

    skadarskadar3 dager siden
  • to not do a takumi fujiwara kurb hack 😂

    SDRIFTER AbdlmounaimSDRIFTER Abdlmounaim4 dager siden
  • "C" "U". You B.I. ""

    Michael SMichael S4 dager siden
  • For Curb Boosting of course

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    formulafanformulafan6 dager siden
  • 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 Zeberdee6 dager siden
  • Americans spell it "curb"

    Not a salmon botNot a salmon bot7 dager siden
  • 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 Krueger7 dager siden
  • Triggering me so much seeing kerb misspelled haha

    Danbeast007Danbeast0078 dager siden
  • Curb

    Danbeast007Danbeast0078 dager siden
  • Why do F1 tracks have kerbs? Why do cars have tires....?

    BirdyyBirdyy8 dager siden
  • They have kerbs so if you like to drive with eyes closed you can feel whether you're going straight.

    electroborgelectroborg8 dager siden
  • It's now just F1... 😐

    Jason MillerJason Miller10 dager siden
  • It’s curb

    jerome silvajerome silva10 dager siden
  • Kerb - European way of spelling it Curb - American way of spelling it

    David FernandezDavid Fernandez10 dager siden
  • most of them are a disgrace now, just paint on the tarmac. Iconic kerbs have been degraded to just that. ridiculous

    juandhaltrichjuandhaltrich12 dager siden
  • Should we curb the use of kerbs?

    Michael ReedMichael Reed13 dager siden
  • For make me slide in f1 2020

    Shai AmirShai Amir15 dager siden
  • 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 El15 dager siden
  • This channel is great. Subkerb everyone!

    Khaullan FiddiyosoKhaullan Fiddiyoso16 dager siden
  • bin ich der einzigste der erstens gelesen hat warum f1 krebs hat ?

    Leonard VaskevicLeonard Vaskevic16 dager siden
  • 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?

    ikkeennigij121ikkeennigij12117 dager siden
  • Really ran out of ideas lately with these videos

    FightingFalconFightingFalcon17 dager siden
  • please put spanish subtitle

    jatd10jatd1017 dager siden
  • 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 Acosta17 dager siden
  • 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 Pascual17 dager siden
  • Its for kerb boosting

    shephen shumwayshephen shumway17 dager siden
  • To make track limits even more confusing and inconsistent

    A RA R17 dager siden
  • British: kerb American: curb

    John RodriguesJohn Rodrigues17 dager siden
  • Sausage kerbs: exist Teams and Drivers: delete these before they delete me and bank accounts Circuit owners: don’t hit them then lol 🤷‍♂️

    fattyMcGee97fattyMcGee9718 dager siden
  • 1:52 Mr Aiden Rule on track.

    Ape da 600cvApe da 600cv18 dager siden
  • 4' high concrete wall/kerb/curb ...boundry defined😁

    Boz 08Boz 0818 dager siden
  • I like the raised kerbs at Monaco. The 3m tall ones.

    Fall Line JapanFall Line Japan18 dager siden
  • Kerb and curb have different meanings but share the same pronunciation. We curb (reduce) our enthusiasm e.g.

    Brian JonesBrian Jones18 dager siden
  • 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)

    MrKelenekMrKelenek18 dager siden
  • I have Czeched your video and it very good!

    Jakub DoležalJakub Doležal18 dager siden
  • until I get to drive one of these tracks I DONT GIVE A FAT FFUCK

    Darrel3000 - Darrel Ganesh SukhdeoDarrel3000 - Darrel Ganesh Sukhdeo18 dager siden
  • im not sure, to me motoGP is more entertaining

    Chris PallaresChris Pallares18 dager siden
  • kerbs are a pretty good place to put some cameras. the eau rouge video is amazing...

    Aditya Vardhan GanjiAditya Vardhan Ganji19 dager siden
  • put grass and gravel outside the asphalt and remove the track limits!

    fws88fws8819 dager siden
  • it would cause a lot of crashes but i want to see the kurb/curb as high as the tires

    no oneno one19 dager siden
  • i think turn 4 should have wall on the outside of the exit...that could prevent drivers to exceed the limits :D

    Vocas46LPVocas46LP19 dager siden
  • 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.

    joesolis2joesolis219 dager siden
  • 100% raised curbs as a track limit indicator. If you don't like it, don't drive on it.

    ChrisChris19 dager siden
  • Just put a wall around the track

    Ansa PectoralisAnsa Pectoralis19 dager siden
  • 3:35 since raised kerbs are extremely dangerous I think not

    GoldmasterxGoldmasterx19 dager siden
  • I'm a formula driver and I've always asked myself the origin of curbs.

    Andrea GiagnorioAndrea Giagnorio19 dager siden
  • Each Breach of track limits = 1 second added to your end of race time or pit stop. Which ever comes first.

    Tristan LeeTristan Lee19 dager siden
  • 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 God19 dager siden
  • Aren't inside apex kerbs used in weight transfer to the outside wheel to help more aggressive turn in??

    Reece JarmanReece Jarman19 dager siden
  • Curb

    Unsinkable SamUnsinkable Sam19 dager siden
  • Now I know what those red and white things are

    RPGMN777 OfficialRPGMN777 Official19 dager siden
  • 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 Russell19 dager siden
  • in spain we call those pianos

    Jorge C. M.Jorge C. M.19 dager siden
  • Kerb-conctete thing. Curb-your enthusiasm

    Jonnti SchnabelJonnti Schnabel19 dager siden
  • 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 Racing19 dager siden
  • 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 Lever19 dager siden
  • I like the monaco kerbs. You can survive them, but not very often. Painted lines on tarmac are a joke.

    Tyler DurdenTyler Durden20 dager siden
  • Let's Just Say, This Guy Is Good At Editing!!

    Watermelon_Z4KYWatermelon_Z4KY20 dager siden
  • A meme or photo for every word you use is pretty damn distracting and annoying.

    jeemsejeemse20 dager siden
  • Kerbs are a trademark of road courses

    4-14 FAN4-14 FAN20 dager siden
  • Simply I love kerbs except sausage kerbs... I hate them!

    Attila SomogyiAttila Somogyi20 dager siden
  • UK spelling is Kerb - US spelling is Curb ... Rest of world does what they like

    reddevil028reddevil02820 dager siden
  • Curb

    Elijah JamiesonElijah Jamieson20 dager siden
  • Just subscribed... you’re welcome

    Jordan WadeJordan Wade20 dager siden
  • 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 Wright20 dager siden
  • Put those little annoying dimples on them like you see at a grocery store (Walmart in the US)

    MytwistedvoicesMytwistedvoices20 dager siden
  • can you explain license points. are they permanent or can they be taken away after a set time period

    curtis grantcurtis grant20 dager siden
  • I like the German version of the word. "Randstein" sounds like my favorit German band ;)

    SebidkkSebidkk20 dager siden
  • Put a wall where the kerb is. Nice hard limit 😁

    wingsdesire1wingsdesire120 dager siden
  • 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'Hare20 dager siden
  • "Curbz"

    _JDM_ CR_Jeffrey_JDM_ CR_Jeffrey20 dager siden
  • I like flat kerbing, sausage kerbs can go straight back to hell

    AnvarynnAnvarynn20 dager siden
  • Bring back the grass and sand I say!

    Crazy Cat GuyCrazy Cat Guy20 dager siden
  • CURB

    chrrrrchrrrr20 dager siden
  • Lol , i thought it was spelt curb!😂✌

    sarad matthew tiggasarad matthew tigga20 dager siden
  • 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 Outdoors20 dager siden
  • 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 Azmi20 dager siden
  • It sounds like he's saying "why do F1 tracks have curves" 😅

    Dominic McBrideDominic McBride20 dager siden
  • 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.

    EvningEvning20 dager siden
  • Simple if they can't drive on the track. Make them 4ft walls to keep them on the track

    Alison CouttsAlison Coutts20 dager siden
  • who else searched up 'kerbs?'

    Silent GamerSilent Gamer20 dager siden
  • IMO The Sausage should be changed to a Kerb that is shaped in a form/shape/texture/angled that slows the cars down drastically without endangering drivers. Or that they take away alot of tire-life or tire-rubber when u go over them.

    once onseonce onse20 dager siden
  • For me kerb is more of a target just like in a firing range (for apex and exit point) whenever i drive race sim, without a kerb it's kinda awkward to drive.

    forza Ferrariforza Ferrari20 dager siden
  • All that talk of kecurbs and not one second of a glorious kecurb song. Sorry WTF1 but that earns a 👎

    Taylor HornerTaylor Horner20 dager siden

    Mas XMas X20 dager siden
  • I'm not really a fan of the flat curbs. Like why even have them if they're just an extension of the track. I'd much rather see higher curbs.

    MartellMartell20 dager siden
  • They are there for kerb boosting its common knowledge

    CharmCharm20 dager siden
  • My favorite type of kerb that enforces track limits the best is the wall

    TheDriftingStigTheDriftingStig20 dager siden
  • Kerbs should have nails embedded in them. Stay on the damned track FFS - you're supposed to be the best drivers in the world! I'm just an ordinary driver and I have no problem staying off pavements. Bring back gravel traps, roll on Portimau...

    Peter ThomasPeter Thomas21 dag siden
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