What's changed on the Mercedes car for the 2021 season? | Ted Kravitz discusses with James Allison

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Ted Kravitz is joined by Mercedes’ Technical Director James Allison and the W12 to look at all the major car changes for the 2021 season.

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  1. Carlton Melson
    Carlton Melson
    2 maanden geleden

    Good, Keep it to yourself.

  2. Craig C.
    Craig C.
    2 maanden geleden

    What happened to Sky Sports? This is day 17 with no new NLlike videos since this one. That’s roughly how many videos Formula 1 has posted since. You have the good content, put it up!

  3. CARVLOGde
    2 maanden geleden


  4. sjll89
    2 maanden geleden

    "Fractal complexity" can't get more complex than that!

  5. Shane Simpson
    Shane Simpson
    2 maanden geleden

    Does the wind tunnel and CFD restrict them on developing next seasons car?

  6. Ray Chambers
    Ray Chambers
    2 maanden geleden

    He's more interesting than the racing.

  7. Enzo MA
    Enzo MA
    2 maanden geleden

    why is the sound level so low in this video

  8. Shalem Jackson
    Shalem Jackson
    2 maanden geleden

    James Alison is such a nerd and I really appreciate and admire him.

    2 maanden geleden

    Letting James go in 2016 was a mistake that has cost Ferrari world championships. They should know how to keep brilliant minds in the team like Red Bull and Mercedes. Ferrari thinks they can buy anyone with money and past glories but that’s not true. But making Mattia team principle was the biggest mistake Ferrari made.

      2 maanden geleden

      Mercedes is the perfect example of how any institution should be. Merc is the best team but Ferrari is love. FORZA FERRARI

  10. Papa, Francis Zenas
    Papa, Francis Zenas
    2 maanden geleden

    Legit, James Alison is probably one of the best people to listen to; I was basically entranced in this video and didn't even notice it was over till it was.......just so soothing of a voice and very knowledgeable

  11. garrison441
    2 maanden geleden

    What a guy

  12. CL Dan
    CL Dan
    2 maanden geleden

    They need to target Ferrari getting paid more than any other team even if they have a losing season! That doesn't seem fair! They're definitely targeting Mercedes!

  13. Adrian Ang
    Adrian Ang
    2 maanden geleden

    audio is sooo soft

  14. Jonathan Vogt
    Jonathan Vogt
    2 maanden geleden

    Excellent video. More long-form tech stuff please! :D

  15. Jazz Cat
    Jazz Cat
    2 maanden geleden

    Before testing: All the experts don't who will be most affected by the new the regs. After testing: It was designed to hurt the Mercs

  16. BlackKnight101
    2 maanden geleden

    What cracked me up was after qualifying how commentators were raving about finaly having Lewis vs Max at the front and how the changes had worked. LOL LOL LOL Last race of last year was same track and Lewis was .4 ahead of Max. 3 months later with only this change and now Max is .4 ahead. See how it shapes out over the year, but so far just seems they flipped who s on top, not much else.

  17. _oliiver
    2 maanden geleden

    11:55 - Inspector Ted capturing data for RBR 13:55 - *Lewis Hamilton has left the chat*

    2 maanden geleden

    The biggest change no Mercedes 1,2 hahah

  19. Mark Sawyer
    Mark Sawyer
    2 maanden geleden

    No other sport ties a hand behind the back of the better sportsman. That rule is BS and is not fair it’s got to go. Stop messing my F1 up!!!

  20. Brad Pittman
    Brad Pittman
    2 maanden geleden

    Obviously the best way to create innovation is to cap the budget and restrict testing. Very good for innovation no doubt. I won’t be surprised if they end up creating a fixed car that all the teams have and the only thing they can tune is the tire pressure. It’s fine. I just wish they were a bit more honest about why they’re doing it. Everyone knows it’s because since the turbo came back merc has been crushing and they’re trying to have another team beat merc. That’s why. And it’s the only reason. Anyways. Have a nice day.

  21. Simon Johnston
    Simon Johnston
    2 maanden geleden

    You are Sky. You are not poor. Please pay for some subtitles!

  22. Arie Struik
    Arie Struik
    2 maanden geleden

    James is legend explaining the most complex matters. Imagine he'd explain women to us.

  23. Baron van Dedem
    Baron van Dedem
    2 maanden geleden

    Where do the sandbags go or is the car shittier than RB's?

  24. Larry Guerriero
    Larry Guerriero
    2 maanden geleden

    No Notebook for Canada? It's not part of the Canadian broadcast and it was on NLlike last year....what gives?

  25. drdave84
    2 maanden geleden

    Allison’s next level F1 nerd. Even Toto is like whoa dude...

  26. Scotty
    2 maanden geleden

    The jet black lined with the turquoise looks so good

  27. steven maddison
    steven maddison
    2 maanden geleden

    if red bull win the champion ship to me it will be because FIA changed the rules for red bull to win..

  28. g0ldenb0y
    2 maanden geleden

    what a beautiful machine

  29. Micro Soft
    Micro Soft
    2 maanden geleden

    so, im supposed to believe that JA is just gonna tell TK what was changed on their car? i mean cmon..........this is all a smoke screen.

  30. Leon Baumer
    Leon Baumer
    2 maanden geleden

    Ted I love you but it should but it should be Sam Collins here!

  31. Glenn Watson
    Glenn Watson
    2 maanden geleden

    Fascinating interview, as usual, but for me, a 30 year fan of the sport, I cannot wait for this generation of car and engine to be over. These cars are too big, too heavy, too complicated, and the engine rule achieved the exact opposite of what it set out to do. Given the fan excitement over Alonso's demo run in his v10 championship car, I think many agree.

  32. Jonathan Patrick Sværke
    Jonathan Patrick Sværke
    2 maanden geleden

    Sky Sports: So what have you changed? James: Well we're not gonna tell you that. Classic James

  33. David izrailov
    David izrailov
    2 maanden geleden

    I want James to read me bedtime stories

  34. Meme Raven
    Meme Raven
    2 maanden geleden

    I love the Watch, James is wearing..

  35. kieran
    2 maanden geleden

    James is arrogant but I like his arrogance!!!!

  36. Miles Davis
    Miles Davis
    2 maanden geleden

    Where did you spend your tokens? NOT SAYING! Hahahaha!

    2 maanden geleden

    the audio was very low. Need to boost it. i have it on max volume and can barley hear.

    1. Miles Davis
      Miles Davis
      2 maanden geleden

      Audio was fine for me.

  38. Mrtweet81
    2 maanden geleden

    Does anyone by any chance know if James would consider adopting a 220lbs, big bearded, 40 year old Norwegian?

  39. RC Ritter FPV
    RC Ritter FPV
    2 maanden geleden

    all this is great stuff, thank you.

  40. djdsf
    2 maanden geleden

    Is Sky F1 the Mercedes youtube channel? Why don't you guys show us the Mclaren or the Williams since they are UK based?

  41. Ciaron Smith
    Ciaron Smith
    2 maanden geleden

    In 2016, Ferrari should have fired Binotto, and kept James Allison when the power struggle started. Allison, Mattiacci, Kimi & Lewis would have won everything.

  42. Adam Ndaw
    Adam Ndaw
    2 maanden geleden

    Great show

  43. valdezapg
    2 maanden geleden

    Why is there aliasing in this video?

  44. Max Koglin
    Max Koglin
    2 maanden geleden

    Phenomenal lighting!

  45. Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes
    2 maanden geleden

    4:30 He tried to sneak it in 😂 Oh well

  46. Alen Green
    Alen Green
    2 maanden geleden

    I think that Mercedes did not a good job for the 2021 car.

  47. James Shaw
    James Shaw
    2 maanden geleden

    Ok, lots of tells here of what they don’t want to show. Camera angles, they didn’t show any of the rear. There were also no low shots of the car. Ted kept on going around the back and James body language looked twitchy. I think Ted knows and he was pushing his luck. Ted physically went around the back and if you were doing a show and tell you’d join him, but James wanted to steer the conversation back. James never went around the back and stayed near the rear tyres. I’m sure Ted knew this and that’s why he ducked down to have a look. Another tell was when James spoke about the token. He said it’s used on one big thing or two little things. Not sure which one they used it on but I felt like it was one big one from James wording. RedBull, keep an eye on them. They hiding something.

  48. C Hobson
    C Hobson
    2 maanden geleden

    evil businesses

  49. Michael Amechi
    Michael Amechi
    2 maanden geleden

    I dare Mercedes to name their 2022 car ..........W13!

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  51. T BZ
    T BZ
    2 maanden geleden

    17:05 I genuinely teared up. Miss you Niki.

  52. TheDragonaf1
    2 maanden geleden

    "what has changed" - we used to have the fastest car....

  53. Boemo Molefe
    Boemo Molefe
    2 maanden geleden

    Where are the shorts?🤣😂

  54. Calvin Chann
    Calvin Chann
    2 maanden geleden

    The subtle art of keeping it interesting while giving as little away as possible.

  55. Sky-view
    2 maanden geleden

    Colin Chapman cracked the F1 car innovation design in the 70s. His lotus F1 cars would embarrass the new F1 cars on track today.

  56. Leo Charles
    Leo Charles
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  57. Pawx_FPV
    2 maanden geleden

    I'm a huge McLaren fan but I must say, that W12 is beautiful!

  58. Moving Chicane
    Moving Chicane
    2 maanden geleden

    Very enjoyable! Thank you.

  59. andy chung
    andy chung
    2 maanden geleden

    Ted "First time I havent seen him in shorts" Kravitz

  60. 415 s30
    415 s30
    2 maanden geleden

    Yay TED! :D

  61. MassLuca007
    2 maanden geleden

    I'm surprised that Ted knew about low rake cars being less affected by the floor changes. i thought we didn't find that out until pre-season. someone behind the scenes must have told him

  62. Sanjiv Pradhanang
    Sanjiv Pradhanang
    2 maanden geleden

    Red Bull, take notes. Anything you can to zoom past these guys miles ahead.

  63. Redskies453
    2 maanden geleden

    Simple, they took the removable sandbags and bolted them directly to the chassis.

  64. Chris Davies
    Chris Davies
    2 maanden geleden

    Never understood any of these changes until I saw this. Mechanical moron now understands

  65. G B
    G B
    2 maanden geleden

    Being an F1 geek, I'm interested if there's a new bolt never mind tiny carbon bits! I need to know everything!

  66. NRDN
    2 maanden geleden

    Makes me wonder what she’s hiding under her skirt?

  67. myoldreteacher
    2 maanden geleden

    12:26 - Expanding my air as much as possible is what got me banished to the spare room... :(

  68. STU86_OnlineGaming
    2 maanden geleden

    His speech about the car is worth his yearly salary 😂 so clever 👊🏼

  69. Erika
    2 maanden geleden

    This video is like 3 hours too short

  70. strangenotes4
    2 maanden geleden

    what a waste of cheese

  71. K Roadster
    K Roadster
    2 maanden geleden

    Would want to know if the new Front Features would help on the old cars floor

  72. Justin McKain
    Justin McKain
    2 maanden geleden

    @22:00 Who else hearing the aston martin valkyrie in the background?

  73. Roo Marr (Andrew)
    Roo Marr (Andrew)
    2 maanden geleden

    Great video. Allison follows Brawn in being a great and honest communicator. So the shorter FP1 and 2 is to create fake jeopardy, like many of the stupid ideas the new owners have brought in.. The ones who will suffer are the real fans of real racing...

  74. Jack Davison
    Jack Davison
    2 maanden geleden

    Ted is just a straight up savage

  75. DubB13gaming.
    2 maanden geleden

    Really not a fan of thier livery this year

  76. Paul Posey
    Paul Posey
    2 maanden geleden

    I have watched F1 well over 60 years. I have been fortunate to have seen the Italian race in person, Indy F1 and many times to the Austin US race. Although this past race Hamilton was pushed hard, he never the less won the race. I appreciate any comments on post I leave, I stand by my comments.

  77. Swiss T
    Swiss T
    2 maanden geleden

    This is the content i love watching. James was great, extremely fair with little bias. very interesting and very clear. more like this please Ted

  78. dwayne mcquilkin
    dwayne mcquilkin
    2 maanden geleden

    appendages < sticky outy things

  79. Thanos Liaskas
    Thanos Liaskas
    2 maanden geleden

    As much as I don't like Merc for winning all the time, hats off to them and James Allison in particular

  80. glenniez1
    2 maanden geleden

    James being eloquent as usual. Such a intelligent guy, every question answered brilliantly.

  81. blxtothis
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  82. Daniel Rowley
    Daniel Rowley
    2 maanden geleden

    Very low audio.

  83. y1521t21b5
    2 maanden geleden

    The first time in the hybrid era that they have genuinely trailed a rival into the season proper. Fair play to _Red Bull_ and _Honda_ for producing the fastest package on the grid right now in the _RB16B!_ I hope their overall performance advantage persists, but that it does not get so sizable that the championships a rendered a procession of the sort the last 7 seasons have served up. A legitimate question to ask _Allison_ and the all-conquering _Merc_ team: *how did record-setting, habitual winners at the top of their game fluff their lines despite switching focus to **_W12_** development as early as **_August 2020?_* It seems _Newey_ is still untouchable in the aero department and _Andy Cowell_ is just too big a miss at _Brixworth._ They are ace at leading, but can they perform better in the developmental catch-up game than their all-conquering cars have performed in pursuit scenarios on track over the past 7 seasons? I smell a double world championship for _Red Bull_ in 2021...

  84. Mohamed amine Amara
    Mohamed amine Amara
    2 maanden geleden

    So when mercedes will reveal it's real car for 2021 season ?

  85. Jose' Sammut
    Jose' Sammut
    2 maanden geleden

    Ted looking round af haha

  86. James Munro
    James Munro
    2 maanden geleden

    Allison has this way of making concepts of engineering and aerodynamics, that I will never understand, very simple but without making me feel like a simpleton 😂

  87. Amine MK
    Amine MK
    2 maanden geleden

    Mercedes F1 content got me appreciate even more the sport. Always thought that the content which other teams were putting out there (especially Red Bull) was really cool, until Mercedes started... All the teams now do funny things with drivers, etc. Mercedes are the only ones who share so much knowledge... It's such like a German spirit... Give the engineers the mic to make us realise in a way that drivers are cool, and talented, but there is some genius behind all this. And that's why I guess they are the best or nothing. The confidence to share this. They are making everyone realises that engineers are cool just by sharing their knowledge, without playing any kid's game with cards, etc. That content is made by them only when they don't have time... I'm obsessed. 7 championships in a row and sharing all this knowledge is the most elegant, respectful and classy "F U" to all the grid.

  88. tweakradje
    2 maanden geleden

    Tokens spent? Not saying. Why not? Old video I suppose.

  89. Drenwickification
    2 maanden geleden

    James Allison is omne of the greatest ever engineers in F1. I only revcently learned about his tragedy just beore his joined merc. What a guy he is to pick himself up and keep going after such a low point, and be better than ever. He's an inspiration.

    1. UnseenLive1
      2 maanden geleden

      Damn... that’s some heavy stuff. I’m sorry for his loss.

  90. Martin Boyle
    Martin Boyle
    2 maanden geleden

    Love James Allison. Fantastic Engineer and communicator. "Regulatory vandalism" LOL

  91. Stijn Wanders
    Stijn Wanders
    2 maanden geleden

    Fabulous stage. Insightful chat. Great vid.

  92. Henry Healy
    Henry Healy
    2 maanden geleden

    If teams don't use their development tokens for a season like Haas this year, can they be carried over to next year to have 4 tokens?

  93. Simon Robinson
    Simon Robinson
    2 maanden geleden

    We are taking the sand bags of the car in the next race coming up Ted Ted how many James that top secret Ted.

  94. Rich W
    Rich W
    2 maanden geleden

    So so interesting

  95. gerry6420
    2 maanden geleden

    Was a pity james left Ferrari. 2017 Ferrari was james Alisons car. And if had stayed I believe the car would have improved through 17 and into 18. Things might have looked quite different. Instead we had to insure a bore fest as he improved merc 😂

  96. ankit rawat
    ankit rawat
    2 maanden geleden

    I can hear alisson whole day he is superb.

  97. Athalon304
    2 maanden geleden

    This was great!! Hopefully this isn't the only one but I'm sure it's a challenge to get these guys to open up about things

  98. scuferia
    2 maanden geleden

    Love Ted Kravitz, Love all the Sky Sports Uk F1 Stuff, much love and greetings from germany!

  99. अर्जुन्
    2 maanden geleden

    Is this good beginner car?

  100. mark dance
    mark dance
    2 maanden geleden

    Every team should be told / made to be as open as Mercedes and complete these types of videos