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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  • Willem Fletcher

    Willem Fletcher

    24 dager siden

    @naildeath well, if not they would not be efective

  • naildeath


    24 dager siden

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

  • Willem Fletcher

    Willem Fletcher

    Måned siden

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

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    2:56 A crash where the Halo definitely helped, yet no-one ever mentions it. Unlike the Alonso Leclerc crash where the Halo was irrelevant.

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    avada7 timer siden

    00:20 If "incredibly important" means useless, that lost all of its meaning.

  • Twunny Bux
    Twunny BuxDag siden

    I’ve never seen them up close and in person so my opinion shouldn’t matter.

  • 101jir
    101jir2 dager siden

    Curbs are like boundaries: you start off with a soft one and if it keeps getting violated or goes too far you have hard ones. In a manner of speaking, they literally are boundaries, albeit in a somewhat different context than the social sense. Flat curbs are the "that wasn't really that funny, but let's continue." Hotdog curbs are the storming out of the room. Or perhaps "this drive is over."

  • Raum Bances
    Raum Bances2 dager siden

    What do I think of kerbing? Too damn random. Should be a standard on ALL tracks. Let the teams and FIA debate what that standard should be. Drivers have to deal with them. They should have a say.

  • Tommaso Paniccia
    Tommaso Paniccia3 dager siden

    "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.

  • Will Ramirez
    Will Ramirez3 dager siden

    You mean curbs?

  • Thomas Benton
    Thomas Benton3 dager siden

    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

  • Brent Jordan
    Brent Jordan4 dager siden

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

  • Worlds Worst Musician
    Worlds Worst Musician4 dager siden

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

  • Steven Yang
    Steven Yang4 dager siden

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

  • Rob
    Rob5 dager siden

    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.

  • Boerje69
    Boerje698 dager siden

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

  • yannniQue 17
    yannniQue 178 dager siden

    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.

  • michael lavery
    michael lavery8 dager siden

    Their use should be curbed. (Kerbed)?

  • Anthny Bsg
    Anthny Bsg8 dager siden

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

  • Osman Bin Omar
    Osman Bin Omar8 dager siden

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

  • Viclick
    Viclick9 dager siden

    Hello from the Czech Republic. Joke appreciated.

  • AsHalt
    AsHalt9 dager siden

    Bring back the Singapore Sling ?

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf9 dager siden

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

  • kimptos
    kimptos10 dager siden

    Why no more IBR???

  • Piers Lawson-Brown
    Piers Lawson-Brown10 dager siden

    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.

  • Link Scarlet
    Link Scarlet12 dager siden

    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.

  • Eric Rickert
    Eric Rickert12 dager siden

    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.

  • Lurgutre Nalpak
    Lurgutre Nalpak13 dager siden

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

  • Armouredfalcon
    Armouredfalcon13 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.

  • Matija Grbeša
    Matija Grbeša14 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

  • the ghostspider KGS
    the ghostspider KGS14 dager siden

    Keep it pumpin buddy

  • skadar
    skadar14 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.

  • SDRIFTER Abdlmounaim
    SDRIFTER Abdlmounaim15 dager siden

    to not do a takumi fujiwara kurb hack 😂

  • Michael S
    Michael S15 dager siden

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

  • Aleks Kozakiewicz
    Aleks Kozakiewicz16 dager siden

    For Curb Boosting of course

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    Sam Ash16 dager siden

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  • Francisco José da Silva Pereira
    Francisco José da Silva Pereira17 dager siden

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

  • formulafan
    formulafan17 dager siden

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

  • Rtfa Zeberdee
    Rtfa Zeberdee17 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.

  • Water you doing
    Water you doing18 dager siden

    Americans spell it "curb"

  • Daniel Krueger
    Daniel Krueger18 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!

  • Danbeast007
    Danbeast00719 dager siden

    Triggering me so much seeing kerb misspelled haha

  • Danbeast007
    Danbeast00719 dager siden


  • Birdyy
    Birdyy19 dager siden

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

  • electroborg
    electroborg20 dager siden

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

  • Jason Miller
    Jason Miller21 dag siden

    It's now just F1... 😐

  • jerome silva
    jerome silva21 dag siden

    It’s curb

  • David Fernandez
    David Fernandez21 dag siden

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

  • juandhaltrich
    juandhaltrich23 dager siden

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

  • Michael Reed
    Michael Reed24 dager siden

    Should we curb the use of kerbs?

  • Shai Amir
    Shai Amir26 dager siden

    For make me slide in f1 2020

  • Ludwig van El
    Ludwig van El26 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.

  • Khaullan Fiddiyoso
    Khaullan Fiddiyoso27 dager siden

    This channel is great. Subkerb everyone!

  • Leonard Vaskevic
    Leonard Vaskevic27 dager siden

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

  • ikkeennigij121
    ikkeennigij12128 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?

  • FightingFalcon
    FightingFalcon28 dager siden

    Really ran out of ideas lately with these videos

  • jatd10
    jatd1028 dager siden

    please put spanish subtitle

  • Juan Acosta
    Juan Acosta28 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.

  • Joaoie Pascual
    Joaoie Pascual28 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.

  • shephen shumway
    shephen shumway28 dager siden

    Its for kerb boosting

  • A R
    A R28 dager siden

    To make track limits even more confusing and inconsistent

  • John Rodrigues
    John Rodrigues28 dager siden

    British: kerb American: curb

  • fattyMcGee97
    fattyMcGee9729 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 🤷‍♂️

  • Ape da 600cv
    Ape da 600cv29 dager siden

    1:52 Mr Aiden Rule on track.

  • Boz 08
    Boz 0829 dager siden

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

  • Fall Line Japan
    Fall Line Japan29 dager siden

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

  • Brian Jones
    Brian Jones29 dager siden

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

  • MrKelenek
    MrKelenek29 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)

  • Jakub Doležal
    Jakub Doležal29 dager siden

    I have Czeched your video and it very good!

  • Darrel3000 - Darrel Ganesh Sukhdeo
    Darrel3000 - Darrel Ganesh Sukhdeo29 dager siden

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

  • Chris Pallares
    Chris PallaresMåned siden

    im not sure, to me motoGP is more entertaining

  • Aditya Vardhan Ganji
    Aditya Vardhan GanjiMåned siden

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

  • fws88
    fws88Måned siden

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

  • no one
    no oneMåned siden

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

  • Vocas46LP
    Vocas46LPMåned siden

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

  • joesolis2
    joesolis2Måned 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.

  • Chris
    ChrisMåned siden

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

  • Ansa Pectoralis
    Ansa PectoralisMåned siden

    Just put a wall around the track

  • Goldmasterx
    GoldmasterxMåned siden

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

  • Andrea Giagnorio
    Andrea GiagnorioMåned siden

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

  • Tristan Lee
    Tristan LeeMåned siden

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

  • The Gemini God
    The Gemini GodMåned 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

  • Reece Jarman
    Reece JarmanMåned siden

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

  • Unsinkable Sam
    Unsinkable SamMåned siden


  • RPGMN777 Official
    RPGMN777 OfficialMåned siden

    Now I know what those red and white things are

  • Dave Russell
    Dave RussellMåned 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?

  • Jorge C. M.
    Jorge C. M.Måned siden

    in spain we call those pianos

  • Jonnti Schnabel
    Jonnti SchnabelMåned siden

    Kerb-conctete thing. Curb-your enthusiasm

  • Max Goes Racing
    Max Goes RacingMåned 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.

  • John Lever
    John LeverMåned 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.

  • Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenMåned siden

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

  • PS4 Guy
    PS4 GuyMåned siden

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

  • jeemse
    jeemseMåned siden

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

  • 4-14 FAN
    4-14 FANMåned siden

    Kerbs are a trademark of road courses

  • Attila Somogyi
    Attila SomogyiMåned siden

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

  • reddevil028
    reddevil028Måned siden

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

  • Elijah Jamieson
    Elijah JamiesonMåned siden


  • Jordan Wade
    Jordan WadeMåned siden

    Just subscribed... you’re welcome

  • David Wright
    David WrightMåned 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.

  • Mytwistedvoices
    MytwistedvoicesMåned siden

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

  • curtis grant
    curtis grantMåned siden

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