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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  1. WTF1


    Před měsícem

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    • Willem Fletcher

      Willem Fletcher

      Před 21 dnem

      @naildeath well, if not they would not be efective

    • naildeath


      Před 21 dnem

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

    • Willem Fletcher

      Willem Fletcher

      Před měsícem

      flat kerbs fast corners, raised cerbs slow, WHAT KERB/CERB Is IT

    • Prisoner Monkeys

      Prisoner Monkeys

      Před měsícem

      I am proud to be a subscriber.

    • simeunovicm


      Před měsícem

      Why some tracks have different start and finish lines?

  2. Tommaso Paniccia

    Tommaso Paniccia

    Před 12 hodinami

    "Curb" is the American spelling, but for once, it's the original one. UK spelling changed to "kerb", to follow the pronunciation more closely (which is a weird thing to do for English). So go curb, death to kerb.

  3. Will Ramirez

    Will Ramirez

    Před 20 hodinami

    You mean curbs?

  4. Thomas Benton

    Thomas Benton

    Před dnem

    Why don't they just put a 10 inch raised wall around the track 12 inches past the tracks lines so no one can abuse the track limit

  5. Brent Jordan

    Brent Jordan

    Před dnem

    Kerbs vs Curbs is exactly like Tyres vs Tires. Until F1, I’ve never seen it spelled Tyres or Kerbs.

  6. Worlds Worst Musician

    Worlds Worst Musician

    Před dnem

    If they did t have curbs, Yuki would just drive all over the place!

  7. Steven Yang

    Steven Yang

    Před 2 dny

    i always thought the curbs were to help drivers with grip to allow them to make their turns safely

  8. Rob


    Před 2 dny

    Just bring back gravel traps, no more ultra wide wide runoffs. or make the limit beside the track gravel, and then after maybe 10 meter width of gravel, nearer the wall, would be asphalt again where tires will grip, to prevent a high speed crash in the wall. And the gravel is there to prevent the car from being able to go back in the track again.

  9. Boerje69


    Před 5 dny

    Good video but slideshow doesnt have to be so "funny".

  10. yannniQue 17

    yannniQue 17

    Před 5 dny

    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.

  11. michael lavery

    michael lavery

    Před 5 dny

    Their use should be curbed. (Kerbed)?

  12. Anthny Bsg

    Anthny Bsg

    Před 5 dny

    kerbs look cool and are satisfying in games but lets just make the track limits concrete walls right up until the white lines.

  13. Osman Bin Omar

    Osman Bin Omar

    Před 5 dny

    Memes got more screen time than the actual kerbs wth is this shit

  14. Viclick


    Před 6 dny

    Hello from the Czech Republic. Joke appreciated.

  15. AsHalt


    Před 6 dny

    Bring back the Singapore Sling ?

  16. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf

    Před 6 dny

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

  17. kimptos


    Před 7 dny

    Why no more IBR???

  18. Piers Lawson-Brown

    Piers Lawson-Brown

    Před 7 dny

    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.

  19. Link Scarlet

    Link Scarlet

    Před 9 dny

    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.

  20. Eric Rickert

    Eric Rickert

    Před 10 dny

    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.

  21. Lurgutre Nalpak

    Lurgutre Nalpak

    Před 10 dny

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

  22. Armouredfalcon


    Před 10 dny

    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.

  23. Matija Grbeša

    Matija Grbeša

    Před 11 dny

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

  24. the ghostspider KGS

    the ghostspider KGS

    Před 11 dny

    Keep it pumpin buddy

  25. skadar


    Před 11 dny

    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.

  26. SDRIFTER Abdlmounaim

    SDRIFTER Abdlmounaim

    Před 12 dny

    to not do a takumi fujiwara kurb hack 😂

  27. Michael S

    Michael S

    Před 12 dny

    "C" "U". You B.I. ""

  28. Aleks Kozakiewicz

    Aleks Kozakiewicz

    Před 13 dny

    For Curb Boosting of course

  29. Sam Ash

    Sam Ash

    Před 14 dny

    Wtf1 is my favourite youtouber

  30. Francisco José da Silva Pereira

    Francisco José da Silva Pereira

    Před 14 dny

    Could use a bit more explaining. Specially aided by more pics for better understanding :)

  31. formulafan


    Před 14 dny

    Formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

  32. Rtfa Zeberdee

    Rtfa Zeberdee

    Před 14 dny

    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.

  33. Water you doing

    Water you doing

    Před 15 dny

    Americans spell it "curb"

  34. Daniel Krueger

    Daniel Krueger

    Před 15 dny

    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!

  35. Danbeast007


    Před 16 dny

    Triggering me so much seeing kerb misspelled haha

  36. Danbeast007


    Před 16 dny


  37. Birdyy


    Před 17 dny

    Why do F1 tracks have kerbs? Why do cars have tires....?

  38. electroborg


    Před 17 dny

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

  39. Jason Miller

    Jason Miller

    Před 18 dny

    It's now just F1... 😐

  40. jerome silva

    jerome silva

    Před 18 dny

    It’s curb

  41. David Fernandez

    David Fernandez

    Před 18 dny

    Kerb - European way of spelling it Curb - American way of spelling it

  42. juandhaltrich


    Před 21 dnem

    most of them are a disgrace now, just paint on the tarmac. Iconic kerbs have been degraded to just that. ridiculous

  43. Michael Reed

    Michael Reed

    Před 21 dnem

    Should we curb the use of kerbs?

  44. Shai Amir

    Shai Amir

    Před 23 dny

    For make me slide in f1 2020

  45. Ludwig van El

    Ludwig van El

    Před 23 dny

    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.

  46. Khaullan Fiddiyoso

    Khaullan Fiddiyoso

    Před 24 dny

    This channel is great. Subkerb everyone!

  47. Leonard Vaskevic

    Leonard Vaskevic

    Před 24 dny

    bin ich der einzigste der erstens gelesen hat warum f1 krebs hat ?

  48. ikkeennigij121


    Před 25 dny

    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?

  49. FightingFalcon


    Před 25 dny

    Really ran out of ideas lately with these videos

  50. jatd10


    Před 25 dny

    please put spanish subtitle

  51. Juan Acosta

    Juan Acosta

    Před 25 dny

    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.

  52. Joaoie Pascual

    Joaoie Pascual

    Před 25 dny

    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.

  53. shephen shumway

    shephen shumway

    Před 26 dny

    Its for kerb boosting

  54. A R

    A R

    Před 26 dny

    To make track limits even more confusing and inconsistent

  55. John Rodrigues

    John Rodrigues

    Před 26 dny

    British: kerb American: curb

  56. fattyMcGee97


    Před 26 dny

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

  57. Ape da 600cv

    Ape da 600cv

    Před 26 dny

    1:52 Mr Aiden Rule on track.

  58. Boz 08

    Boz 08

    Před 26 dny

    4' high concrete wall/kerb/curb ...boundry defined😁

  59. Fall Line Japan

    Fall Line Japan

    Před 26 dny

    I like the raised kerbs at Monaco. The 3m tall ones.

  60. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones

    Před 26 dny

    Kerb and curb have different meanings but share the same pronunciation. We curb (reduce) our enthusiasm e.g.

  61. MrKelenek


    Před 26 dny

    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)

  62. Jakub Doležal

    Jakub Doležal

    Před 27 dny

    I have Czeched your video and it very good!

  63. Darrel3000 - Darrel Ganesh Sukhdeo

    Darrel3000 - Darrel Ganesh Sukhdeo

    Před 27 dny

    until I get to drive one of these tracks I DONT GIVE A FAT FFUCK

  64. Chris Pallares

    Chris Pallares

    Před 27 dny

    im not sure, to me motoGP is more entertaining

  65. Aditya Vardhan Ganji

    Aditya Vardhan Ganji

    Před 27 dny

    kerbs are a pretty good place to put some cameras. the eau rouge video is amazing...

  66. fws88


    Před 27 dny

    put grass and gravel outside the asphalt and remove the track limits!

  67. no one

    no one

    Před 27 dny

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

  68. Vocas46LP


    Před 27 dny

    i think turn 4 should have wall on the outside of the exit...that could prevent drivers to exceed the limits :D

  69. joesolis2


    Před 27 dny

    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.

  70. Chris


    Před 27 dny

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

  71. Ansa Pectoralis

    Ansa Pectoralis

    Před 27 dny

    Just put a wall around the track

  72. Goldmasterx


    Před 27 dny

    3:35 since raised kerbs are extremely dangerous I think not

  73. Andrea Giagnorio

    Andrea Giagnorio

    Před 27 dny

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

  74. Tristan Lee

    Tristan Lee

    Před 27 dny

    Each Breach of track limits = 1 second added to your end of race time or pit stop. Which ever comes first.

  75. The Gemini God

    The Gemini God

    Před 27 dny

    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

  76. Reece Jarman

    Reece Jarman

    Před 27 dny

    Aren't inside apex kerbs used in weight transfer to the outside wheel to help more aggressive turn in??

  77. Unsinkable Sam

    Unsinkable Sam

    Před 28 dny


  78. RPGMN777 Official

    RPGMN777 Official

    Před 28 dny

    Now I know what those red and white things are

  79. Dave Russell

    Dave Russell

    Před 28 dny

    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?

  80. Jorge C. M.

    Jorge C. M.

    Před 28 dny

    in spain we call those pianos

  81. Jonnti Schnabel

    Jonnti Schnabel

    Před 28 dny

    Kerb-conctete thing. Curb-your enthusiasm

  82. Max Goes Racing

    Max Goes Racing

    Před 28 dny

    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.

  83. John Lever

    John Lever

    Před 28 dny

    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.

  84. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden

    Před 28 dny

    I like the monaco kerbs. You can survive them, but not very often. Painted lines on tarmac are a joke.

  85. Watermelon_Z4KY


    Před 28 dny

    Let's Just Say, This Guy Is Good At Editing!!

  86. jeemse


    Před 28 dny

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

  87. 4-14 FAN

    4-14 FAN

    Před 28 dny

    Kerbs are a trademark of road courses

  88. Attila Somogyi

    Attila Somogyi

    Před 28 dny

    Simply I love kerbs except sausage kerbs... I hate them!

  89. reddevil028


    Před 28 dny

    UK spelling is Kerb - US spelling is Curb ... Rest of world does what they like

  90. Elijah Jamieson

    Elijah Jamieson

    Před 28 dny


  91. Jordan Wade

    Jordan Wade

    Před 28 dny

    Just subscribed... you’re welcome

  92. David Wright

    David Wright

    Před 28 dny

    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.

  93. Mytwistedvoices


    Před 28 dny

    Put those little annoying dimples on them like you see at a grocery store (Walmart in the US)

  94. curtis grant

    curtis grant

    Před 28 dny

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

  95. Sebidkk


    Před 28 dny

    I like the German version of the word. "Randstein" sounds like my favorit German band ;)

  96. wingsdesire1


    Před 28 dny

    Put a wall where the kerb is. Nice hard limit 😁

  97. Thomas O'Hare

    Thomas O'Hare

    Před 28 dny

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

  98. _JDM_ CR_Jeffrey

    _JDM_ CR_Jeffrey

    Před 28 dny


  99. Anvarynn


    Před 28 dny

    I like flat kerbing, sausage kerbs can go straight back to hell

  100. Crazy Cat Guy

    Crazy Cat Guy

    Před 28 dny

    Bring back the grass and sand I say!