Why F1 Banned This Genius Device

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A lot of people know about the 2007 espionage involving Ferrari and McLaren. It involved spies, sabotaged fuel, stolen blueprints and the biggest fine in sports history. But off to the side another strange story was happening between McLaren and Renault.

Renault got their hands on the designs of a unique suspension component from McLaren. Supposedly, Renault's engineering team couldn't figure out the purpose of the device from the drawing they had "acquired."

So what is this device? Broadly, it's known as a mechanical inerter, but in the F1 world everyone still uses the codename originally given to it by McLaren, the J-Damper.

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  • Yugo in the background. :D

    aleks. r.aleks. r.16 tundi tagasi
  • Men who wear backwards hats into adulthood.....

    Charles SpringerCharles SpringerPäev tagasi
  • Nice job with this vid, inerters are a current mainstay on F1 front suspensions, but teams will have options for replacing them. The UK term is 'whack-a-mole'. Itll never end.

    gabednconfusedgabednconfused2 päeva tagasi
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    praphan yaphompraphan yaphom3 päeva tagasi
  • Is it dampening or damping?

    Jc MeynetJc Meynet3 päeva tagasi
  • Enormous props to the VFX team in this episode

    Dan MacKDan MacK4 päeva tagasi
  • Can yall do a video on backfiring

    Maverick MarquardtMaverick Marquardt5 päeva tagasi
  • If I ever invent something regardless of what it is or does he's going to be called the inventor of this thing as a gargantuan Wang

    kenjackbenkenjackben5 päeva tagasi
  • I just finished watching it . Damn! I am so dumb didn't understand what happen.

    Anything OnlineAnything Online5 päeva tagasi
  • I invented a shotgun that when fired it will shoot out a Buffalo mozzerala, tomato, and basil panini cooked and pressed to perfection. Im calling it flarbaggedon.

    Space ManSpace Man6 päeva tagasi
  • When did you quit Blink-182?

    Robbie LeibRobbie Leib8 päeva tagasi
  • They didn't fine Renault seems more like an insult, "Damn you are so bad, yeah whatever lol"

    Muhammad AlfarizyMuhammad Alfarizy8 päeva tagasi
  • is that hoodie on the store still?

    Ryo LannisterRyo Lannister8 päeva tagasi
  • For the inerter can’t you put some fins on the flywheel put the flywheel in liquid and make the flywheel fight the liquid saving a little bit of weight. There is an issue of going so fast the fins can rip off but I think that’s only if make the fins thin. You make a right triangle and the flat face is in contact of the liquid and the longer side is supporting the forces.

    Ian HallIan Hall9 päeva tagasi
  • awesome vid, love learning about the tech in these machines

    andy kellyandy kelly10 päeva tagasi
  • A finned inerter !!!!!!!

    Vincent PadiaVincent Padia10 päeva tagasi
  • Is the flywheel within a fluid resistance system?

    Vincent PadiaVincent Padia10 päeva tagasi
  • Let’s turn it into a battery

    F0X SlNF0X SlN11 päeva tagasi
  • You forgot a few 0's on the fine at the beginning of the video. Just saying.

    Chad  GrantChad Grant12 päeva tagasi
  • Jer... Just an FYI. Your animation at 0:17 to 0:35 is missing 2 zeroes on the sign. The sign shows $1,000,000 ($1 Million), it should be $100,000,000 ($100 Million). I don't think you'll redo the video to fix that...

    Kevin FeganKevin Fegan12 päeva tagasi
  • Can't they add electric motors or magnet and coils in place of the flywheel or in combination to store energy in the form of Lorentz Force!? This way they can capture the energy and feed it in a electric system and vice versa. They wouldn't need a lot of mass because of the nature of the Lorentz force.

    Weeb's GamingWeeb's Gaming13 päeva tagasi
  • As if F1 will have a spend cap on teams 🤦🤣

    Jade SmithJade Smith14 päeva tagasi
  • Hey dudes... Put the bullshit sponsorship at the end can you? 🤦🤦🍻

    Jade SmithJade Smith14 päeva tagasi
  • Can't wait for F1 goes fully green... Said not petrol head ever 🙏🤤

    Jade SmithJade Smith14 päeva tagasi
  • Can't wait for F1 goes fully green... Said not petrol head ever 🙏🤤

    Jade SmithJade Smith14 päeva tagasi
  • The title reads like an add for an adult website

    Andrew BlonskiAndrew Blonski16 päeva tagasi
  • "J" stands for jounce (a combination of jolt and bounce)

    楊承憲楊承憲17 päeva tagasi
  • "Inerters aren't relevant to regular road cars" ... okay then, where' my 6-cylinder 15000 rpm 1.6L turbo engine with 1000+ whp, I need an engine swap for my Honda Fit

    xorbe2xorbe218 päeva tagasi
  • Man, you see so many similarities between different fields of physics. Capacitors and inductors just pop into the mind RIGHT when those graphs show up.

  • Please actually put that on a t-shirt. I will send it to my mom.

    Jace BelerenJace Beleren19 päeva tagasi
  • Why didn't I think of that I always it in our cleaning mop

    Gleo alon12Gleo alon1219 päeva tagasi
  • How about fitting magnets to the rotating mass and coils to the dust shield. Generator for electric cars?

    Colin StevensColin Stevens20 päeva tagasi
  • 6:46 *kinetic energy

    Tanner ValentineTanner Valentine21 päev tagasi
  • Mechanical control system

    SagarSagar21 päev tagasi
  • I want to know how they misunderstood the stolen documents so badly that it didn't help them at all. Aren't those people supposed to be pretty smart or something?!

    Stephanie HiltonStephanie Hilton21 päev tagasi
  • Senna alive today using simple shocking absorvers: winnings all races. Every other pilots using inerters: ...

    Gabriel TrainerGabriel Trainer22 päeva tagasi
  • Wtf is Kenetic energy

    Yusuf GökçeYusuf Gökçe22 päeva tagasi
  • Possum on the road 😂😂😂😂😂

    Sumit B PatilSumit B Patil23 päeva tagasi
  • I could probably make those things in my garage.

    Aaron CookAaron Cook23 päeva tagasi
  • Ultra cool video bois

    Sushev DhakaSushev Dhaka24 päeva tagasi
  • Looks for Inerters on Wish

    Upcycle ShoesUpcycle Shoes24 päeva tagasi
  • why not make a small inerter in a shock absorber liquid. the best of both worlds. you can have a threaded rod with a spinner and the liquid in shock absorbers. the inerter could work for small compression with the residence of liquid. the pig picked the energy would be dissipated completely in a shorter time. that would be great for commercial cars unless the inerter breaks frequently.

    Mr.Rogan, not joe thoughMr.Rogan, not joe though24 päeva tagasi
  • Take all f1 ideas and put it in a Miata.... 900hp 600kg 0gripp failures 500mph

    Ghost _Ghost _24 päeva tagasi
  • interesting fact: noise cancellation is created from adding more noise but just equal and opposite sound waves so it cancels out the original noise

    Elliott AndradeElliott Andrade24 päeva tagasi
  • It was a $100 000 000 but the editor put $1 000 000

    BonaparteBonaparte24 päeva tagasi
  • This is stupid, F1 cars should use every possible technological advantage they can to improve lap times. Otherwise it will never trickle down to road cars.

    False ProphetFalse Prophet25 päeva tagasi
  • $100 million? No thanks, we’ll start our own league.

    False ProphetFalse Prophet25 päeva tagasi
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    Sylvia GonzalezSylvia Gonzalez25 päeva tagasi
  • Disrespect my mom and u tripping fool

    Z SanZ San25 päeva tagasi
  • repplaced a cylinder with a lead screw ... wow

    M K2M K226 päeva tagasi
  • Why didn’t they make a fluid-filled j-damper? The rotation of the flywheel should be slowed down by adding a fluid. You keep the same diameter, same weight flywheel, but add a fluid with a low viscosity to the j-damper and kaboom.

    Mike WilliamsMike Williams26 päeva tagasi
    • @Mike Williams That does make sense yeah I think they must have thought about it What I can comprehend is that maybe air is a better fluid than any other one just because it makes the transfer of energy from kinetic to rotational and then roatational to kinetic easier than any other higher density fluid

      Sushev DhakaSushev Dhaka23 päeva tagasi
    • @Sushev Dhaka yeah the modified flywheel thing i understand 100% but i was assiming that adding fluid to the smaller one would be better weight-wise than making the whole thing bigger.

      Mike WilliamsMike Williams23 päeva tagasi
    • The flywheel would have to have slits or something so that it at least interacts with the fluid properly. If it's as smooth as the one in the video, the fluid would have a minimal amount of effect. Also, f1 does not like weight bruh and fluid means more weight

      Sushev DhakaSushev Dhaka24 päeva tagasi
  • F1 is where good tech goes to die.

    DeneteusDeneteus26 päeva tagasi
  • I couldn't see this device crossing over to public use as he also said. I could be wrong but I think the internal stresses would be pretty high, causing these to wear out quickly.

    Dave BDave B27 päeva tagasi
  • Yeah, EU F1 Patent lawyers.. thats what I need. Fuck US parking lawyers.

    Ryad ArlanRyad Arlan27 päeva tagasi
  • 2:15 is that yugo?

    Mihailo PetrovicMihailo Petrovic27 päeva tagasi

    frosty A Bfrosty A B28 päeva tagasi
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    Xpeng FangirlXpeng Fangirl28 päeva tagasi
  • I am afraid that 2022 F1 Cars look more like toy cars.

    EX ORBITANTEX ORBITANT28 päeva tagasi
  • What's the name of the song from the end?

    radu1006radu100628 päeva tagasi
  • Its funny as hell this guy makes his own commercials for magic hair tonic and he has a full head of hair.

    Ely PowellEly Powell28 päeva tagasi
  • Hopefully this brings me back into F1. It's not that interesting to me because of how much money gets thrown around by the big dogs because they're so OP. Leveling the playing field will make this much more exciting imo. Now if Nascar would just do the opposite so it can get interesting again...

    tofuboyetofuboye29 päeva tagasi
  • I would encourage you to read about Lucianus Lagiewka --- automobile bumper.

    TheSnorlax122TheSnorlax12229 päeva tagasi
  • More trickle down tech from F1 is much better. While it's curbing the ultima fine tuning of F1 I think it's a better direction for car fans in general as better applicable tech coming to our project cars will mean more fun for us all.

    One More DesuOne More Desu29 päeva tagasi
  • The best and simple cheat was when Ferrari put the pit limiter sensor on the rear wheel , at the start keep the button pressed, traction control up to 60kph, simple.

    Patrick WattersPatrick WattersМісяць tagasi
  • Bucket Head?

    Anthony XuerebAnthony XuerebМісяць tagasi
  • this comment section looks like it was plucked out of reddit

    kyogrezkyogrezМісяць tagasi
  • Isn´t the FIA french like Ranault?..

    Vicitus23Vicitus23Місяць tagasi
  • This is slowly becoming my favorite show😌

    Alvin KamauAlvin KamauМісяць tagasi
  • Malcolm C. Smith of Cambridge University was probably not the first to invent it. Much earlier - in the nineties of the 20th century - the Polish inventor Lucjan Łągiewka presented his invention called the "Łągiewka bumper". Łągiewka tried to patent his invention, but encountered formal problems. A few or a dozen years after the Łągiewka presentations of his invention, Smith patented his - identical - invention under a different name. There were court disputes between Łągiewka and Cambridge and Smith, but the lack of support from the Polish government against the budget and support from Cambridge, its government and F1 recipients meant that the patent probably failed to cancel. Although there is evidence in the form of videos of the presentation of this invention. Today Lucjan Łągiewka is dead. Earlier, his son helped him in the fight for a patent, but I don't know how it ended. So ... probably the money won again.

    coolftpcoolftpМісяць tagasi
  • All the things that will be on street cars and not F1 soon

  • Formula 1 should be sending donut a huge cheque for this past year

    Adam LakeAdam LakeМісяць tagasi
  • Keeps made me go bald. Prove me wrong.

    Jordan RichardsJordan RichardsМісяць tagasi
  • the energy is always in the spring not the inerter - that is drag

    manxmanmanxmanМісяць tagasi
  • F1 must be the only place in the world where the most brilliant engineering solutions get banned. Imagine how much more advanced cars would be if all of the things that got banned over the years for being too effective were actually allowed.

    BeyerT1BeyerT1Місяць tagasi
  • That's heavy stuff man

    Petor GalorePetor GaloreМісяць tagasi
  • i mean, it inverts with inertia, so inerter seems fine to me

    MatthewMatthewМісяць tagasi
  • Yaaaaaawwwwnnn. Thank you

    Rob DempleyRob DempleyМісяць tagasi
  • Btw that 100,000,000 is o ly written as 1mil

    Josh SeJosh SeМісяць tagasi
  • The FIA loves to stagnate innovation... Most of our comforts of the modern car has come from Racing innovations over the years. Really sad to see the way motorsport racing is going.

    SpeedFreakSpeedFreakМісяць tagasi
  • "Why is F-1 banning it" Because they'll ban everything that threatens their big 3 teams. Duh.

    SH4D0WSH4D0WМісяць tagasi
  • Wondering how much energy is dissipated by a J damper... and whether you could make an effective electric J damper for an electric car that had an alternator rotor for the flywheel which converted the rotation into electrical energy (or instead of a J damper used a linear alternator..) and fed that into the car's power system instead of wasting it as heat.

    Ekan VitkiEkan VitkiМісяць tagasi
  • 100 million or 1 million?

    Alejandro SaavedraAlejandro SaavedraМісяць tagasi
  • I've learned that a lot of cool inventions were created in the attempt of breaking the law of motorsports. Smokey Yunick was one of the greatest genius cheaters in racing.

    Duy Tùng PhạmDuy Tùng PhạmМісяць tagasi
  • Where can we buy a car with that inerter

    Jaguar0xfJaguar0xfМісяць tagasi
  • you need to 'damp' the spring, not dampen it. you don't need to get it wet.

    sultanabran1sultanabran1Місяць tagasi
  • not sure but wouldnt instead of interfering it woud lower the frequency of the spring system ?

    Pablo GonzalezPablo GonzalezМісяць tagasi
  • when I saw the cutout of the damper, in the title plaque, before you even explained what it was, my brain went full Spock mode. 0õ hmmm.... fascinating. that's such a clever design!

    NighthawkNighthawkМісяць tagasi
  • Just what kind of total BULL $HIT is this? And who is that idiot at the beginning talking about burnt marshmallows ? What a stupid video!!!

    capnchipcapnchipМісяць tagasi
  • So was the fine 100 Million dollars 00:12 or one million dollars as shown at 00:18 on the big sign growing up out of the map?

    Glen SmithGlen SmithМісяць tagasi
  • OOOmy Gad, J dampers... MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

    Ozzie Wozzie OriginalOzzie Wozzie OriginalМісяць tagasi
  • FIA have been fucking up F1 since....forever! Why the hell do companies still race under them...?!?!!

    Dennis SvendsenDennis SvendsenМісяць tagasi
  • I think you mean "damp the spring". To "dampen the spring" would meant to make it wet.

    R DR DМісяць tagasi
  • Haha YUGO on keeps commerrcial!

    Pedja1987kPedja1987kМісяць tagasi
  • well I am I sure I fail to fully understand the subject, But why the F not use double spring in this case. One spring is compressing, other is stretching, same thing, just opposite. Maybe because it is much more complex to produce J-thingy, than to just make two springs, one stretching, other compressing.

    justme myselfandijustme myselfandiМісяць tagasi
  • brilliant!

    Paweł MaroczkaniecPaweł MaroczkaniecМісяць tagasi
  • 7:45 hmm, would mom like that increase?

    neil tristan yabutneil tristan yabutМісяць tagasi
  • patrick wilson?

    neil tristan yabutneil tristan yabutМісяць tagasi
  • eetvs.info/much/sJ9pg8R-ntPXy5k/video

    kirk Shottonkirk ShottonМісяць tagasi
  • I thought F1 was about innovation but now they want them to be dumbed down? Guess we won't get cool tech

    FireLordCantiFireLordCantiМісяць tagasi
  • Stick with the facts,stop the stupid joking, don't need.

    Dave ChapinskiDave ChapinskiМісяць tagasi