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The official YouTube channel of Formula One, featuring race highlights, "best of" clips of team radio and onboards from each race, driver and owner interviews, race analysis, general Formula One news, drivers partaking in trivia challenges and games, other related clips and prior to 2020 full races. While the races are of course real life and not exactly tropable the editing and punctuation choices of the editors ensures team radio and onboards presented on the youtube channel have been carefully selected and slightly altered for the viewer and not all content is race coverage. Tech Talk keeps the viewers updated on the engineering advancements made by the teams, as lack of standardization and the way each team comes up with new innovations and develops their cars around the engineering rules is a large part of what makes the sport unique to other racing series and interesting outside of the driver's championship.

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The channel also hosts highlights and occasional live viewing s of Formula 2, F1 Esport and Formula 3 races.

Series

  • All Access
  • Best Onboards
  • Best Team Radio
  • Beyond the Grid
  • Circuit Guide
  • Drivers Press Conference Highlights
  • F1 Drivers Secret Santa
  • F1 Explained
  • F1 Nation
  • F1 Top Tens
  • Grill the Grid
  • Jolyon Palmer's Analysis
  • Live Post Race Show
  • Post-Race Driver Reaction
  • Race Highlights
  • Record Laps
  • Rise of the Rookie
  • Tech Talk
  • Top 5 Formula 2 Moments
  • Weekend Warm-Up
  • What it Feels Like

    General trope examples: 
  • Absurd Phobia: The absurdity of Wehrlein's answer in Grid Confessions: What Scares F1 Drivers?, which was waking up early, compared to the other drivers who, outside of Massa, gave far more normal fears like spiders and heights, is highlighted by him being placed last.
  • Alliterative Name: Scott Speed.
  • Anachronic Order: "Best Of" Team Radio and onboard video from each race weekend is often, but not always, very scrambled chronologically with bits from practice and qualifying runs sometimes being placed after post-race clips.
  • Artistic License – History:
    • Presumably the official F1 channel has more access to documents than the average fan so the inaccuracies in the Top 10 Cheeky F1 Innovations video about some of the many innovations that were banned by the FIA despite being within the rules are likely intentional. The McLaren brake pedal allowed breaking the left/right side independently, which allowed them to make faster turns. It did not allow for breaking the rear independently which does not appear to have been banned by 2020.
    • Remembering Jochen Rindt, F1's Uncrowned King claims that Rindt's Lotus loosing grip and slamming into the guard rail was "inexplicable" which is a stretch given the car was running without its wing and therefore had less grip which is considered part of the cause of the fatal accident.
  • Badass Biker: Guy Martin, a mechanic and motorcycle racer with 17 Isle of Man TT podium finishes who decided to step away from motorcycle racing after breaking his back a second time, joined the Williams team as a pit-crew member for the 2017 Belgian GP. He eventually returned to motorcycle racing.
  • Badass Driver: While F1 is a team sport in which the innovative ability of the engineers and strategists is a huge part of keeping competitive every team will do their best to keep their innovations and strategies as secret as possible while in use to prevent other teams from copying them and try to avoid their inventions and clever ideas being banned by the FIA. This means that most coverage focuses on the drivers, who are far more visible and whose skills are always meant to be top level:
    • Kimi Räikkönen. Started racing in F1 in 2001. Multiple Grand Prix winner note  and the 2007 Formula One World Champion. Kimi is an accomplished and smooth driver who has gotten back-marker cars to outperform themselves. He is noted for being very good at avoiding accidents and his dislike of the press.
    • Lewis Hamilton. Started racing in F1 in 2007. The reigning Formula One World Champion, with the second most Formula One Grand Prix wins in history under his belt note . Lewis has won the Formula One World Championship six times clenching the 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 titles.
    • Sebastian Vettel. Started racing in F1 in 2007. Multiple Grand Prix winner note  and four time Formula One World Champion earning the title in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was the only driver to really challenge Hamilton for the title in 2017 and 2018 but ended up second in the final points total.
    • Romain Grosjean. Started racing in F1 in 2009. Ten podium finishes. Noted as being a quick driver for whatever car he's in, but aggressive enough to lack consistency. Nicknamed 'The Phoenix' due to his survival of an accident that left him with second-degree burns.
    • Daniel Ricciardo. Started racing in F1 in 2011. Multiple Grand Prix winner note . Noted as good at late breaking and overtaking whenever his car and the track will allow it.
    • Sergio Pérez. Started racing in F1 in 2011. Eight podium finishes as of Sept. 2020, while never being in one of the top teams.
    • Valtteri Bottas. Started racing in F1 in 2013. Multiple Grand Prix winner note . He is Lewis Hamilton's teammate at Mercedes, in what has been the best developed car on the grid for years.
    • Daniil Kvyat. Started racing in F1 in 2014. Three podium finishes as of Sept. 2020.
    • Kevin Magnussen. Started racing in F1 in 2014. One podium finish.
    • Max Verstappen. Started racing in F1 in 2015. Multiple Grand Prix winner note  and holder of several Formula One records including youngest full time driver and youngest race winner.
    • Carlos Sainz Jr. Started racing in F1 in 2015. Two podium finishes as of Sept. 2020 while never having been in one of the top teams.
    • Esteban Ocon. Started racing in F1 in 2016, was Mercedes reserve driver in 2019 and returned to the grid full time in 2020. Multiple points earning finishes.
    • Pierre Gasly. Started racing in F1 in 2017. One win and one second place finish as of Sept. 2020, both achieved in Red Bull's secondary team, which by nature has a slower car.
    • Lance Stroll. Started racing in F1 in 2017. Two podium finishes as of Sept. 2020. As he skipped the usual step of Formula 2 there were questions about wether or not he was a good enough driver for Formula One, but he has consistently improved during his time there.
    • Antonio Giovinazzi. Started racing in F1 in 2017. Multiple points earning finishes.
    • Charles Leclerc. Started racing in F1 in 2018. Multiple Grand Prix winner note  and in 2019 the first non Mercedes driver to win the Pole Trophy since its inception in 2014.
    • George Russel. Started racing in F1 in 2019. Prior to earning a seat on the grid Russel was the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Champion and 2017 GP3 Series Champion. In Formula One he has qualified better than his teammate at every single race, but in his backmarker car has not managed to finish in the points as of Sept. 2020.
    • Lando Norris. Started racing in F1 in 2019. Has a single podium finish as of Sept. 2020.
    • Alexander Albon. Started racing in F1 in 2019. Has a single podium finish as of Sept. 2020.
    • Nicholas Latifi. Started racing in F1 in 2020.
    • Fernando Alonso. Raced in F1 in 2001, then returned to the grid from 2003 to 2018. He is set to return to the grid once more in 2021. Two time Formula One World Champion, earning the title in 2005 and 2006, with a total of 97 podium finishes as of Sept. 2020. Outside of F1 He is the winner of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship, a two time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and has raced twice in the Indianapolis 500 and has competed in rally races.
    • Robert Kubica raced in F1 from 2006 to 2010, then returned to the grid in 2019. A Grand Prix winner and twelve time podium finisher in Formula One Kubica suffered a crash in a rally race in 2011 that nearly severed his right arm, he became Williams' reserve driver in 2018 and returned to the grid in 2019 as he was still quick despite the limited mobility of his arm. In 2020 he left Williams and became the reserve driver for Alfa Romeo. During his time away from Formula One he focused on Rallying.
    • Nico Hülkenberg raced in F1 from 2010 to 2019. In 2020 he became the reserve driver for Racing Point and qualified P3 while driving for Sergio Pérez who was sick with COVID.
    • Stoffel Vandoorne raced in F1 from 2016 to 2018 where he had multiple points finishes. He then moved to Formula E after losing his F1 seat and became a Mercedes test driver starting in 2019.
    • Marcus Ericsson raced in F1 from 2014 to 2018. He moved on to a full time Indy Car career after losing his seat with Alfa Romeo Sauber F1, though the team retained him as their substitute driver.
    • Felipe Massa first raced in F1 in 2002, then regained a seat from 2016 to 2017. Eleven time Grand Prix winner with 41 total podium finishes. In 2009 he suffered life threatening injuries to his head during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix due to debris which stuck his helmet and was able to return to racing in 2010. Massa raced in Formula E for two years after his retirement from Formula One.
    • Jenson Button raced in F1 from 2000 to 2016, and returned to the grid as a reserve driver in 2017 stepping in for Alonso at Monaco. Multiple Grand Prix winner and the 2009 Formula One World Champion.
    • Jolyon Palmer raced in F1 from 2016 to 2017. He is currently a commentator for the channel.
    • Pascal Wehrlein raced in F1 from 2016 to 2017.
    • Nico Rosberg raced in F1 from 2006 to 2016. Multiple Grand Prix winner and the 2016 Formula One World Champion, the last driver to manage to defeat Lewis Hamilton for the title.
    • Esteban Gutiérrez raced in F1 from 2013 to 2014, with a return to the grid in 2016. He had multiple points finishes and became a reserve and development driver for Mercedes starting in 2018.
    • Felipe Nasr raced in F1 from 2015 to 2016. He had multiple points finishes, and after his F1 career raced in SportsCar and Endurance series.
    • Rio Haryanto raced in F1 in 2016. He lost his seat on the grid mid season and became reserve driver and when the team, Manor, collapsed and ceased to exist by the 2017 season he did not manage to secure a place with any existing F1 teams unlike his teammates Pascal Wehrlein and Eteban Ocon.
    • Pastor Maldonado raced in F1 from 2011 to 2015. Won the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, coincidentally Williams' final race win as a family owned team, and had a reputation for crashes.
    • Jules Bianchi raced in F1 from 2013 until his fatal accident on track in 2014.
    • ~Drivers who raced before the channel's inception but who have still been covered by it~
    • Michael Schumacher raced in F1 from 1991-2006, and again from 2010-2012. He is a seven time Formula One World Champion winning the title in 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 with a total of 155 podium finishes in his F1 career. His racecraft in mid-field and outright broken cars against a competitive field has lead to claims he is the best driver Formula One has ever seen even if he wasn't popular due to his attitude. He suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident in 2013 that left him in a long coma and has since remained out of the public eye.
    • Timo Glock raced in F1 in 2004, and from 2008-2012. He had 3 podiums in his F1 career and went on to race DTM.
    • Giancarlo Fisichella raced in F1 from 1996-2009. A 3 times Grand Prix winner with 19 total podiums in his F1 career.
    • David Coulthard raced in F1 from 1994-2008. A 13 times Grand Prix winner with 62 total podiums in his F1 career.
    • Takuma Sato raced in F1 from 2002-2008. He had a single podium finish. Following his F1 career Sato has raced in several other series, most notably Indy Car where he has been very successful and has won the Indy 500 twice.
    • Juan Pablo Montoya raced in F1 from 2001–2006. A multiple Grand Prix winner note , he has also had successful Indy Car, Champ Car, NASCAR and SportsCar careers.
    • Jos Verstappen raced in F1 from 1994–1998, 2000–2001 and then for one final year in 2003. He managed two podium finishes and is the father of Max Verstappen whose F1 career has been far more successful.
    • Mika Häkkinen raced in F1 from 1991–2001. He is a two time Formula One World Champion, winning in 1998 and 1999.
    • Jean Alesi raced in F1 1989–2001. He won the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix with a total of 32 podium finishes in his F1 career.
    • Johnny Herbert raced in F1 1989–2000. He is a two time Grand Prix winner with a total of podium finishes in his F1 career.
    • Marco Apicella raced a single F1 race for Jordan in 1993. He is often claimed to have had the shortest ever F1 driver career, but that record actually belongs to Ernst Loof.
    • Nigel Mansell raced in F1 1980–1992 and 1994–1995. He is the 1992 Formula One World Champion with 59 total podium finishes.
    • Ayrton Senna raced in F1 from 1984 until his fatal accident in 1994. He was a three time Formula One World Champion earning the title in 1988, 1990 and 1991. His racecraft earned him many accolades as he managed what other drivers could not and had some of the best laps, especially in the rain, in Formula One.
    • Alain Prost raced in F1 from 1980–1991 with a return for 1993. He is a four time Formula One World Champion winning the title in 1985,1986, 1989 and 1993.
    • Niki Lauda raced in F1 from 1971–1979 and again from 1982–1985. He was a three time Formula One World Champion winning the title in 1975, 1977 and 1984. Outside of his championships he is known for his near fatal Nürburgring crash in 1976 while leading the championship title-which he lost by one point-and his return to racing within six weeks despite his severe burns still bleeding. After his retirement from racing he was a key component of Mercedes as it developed into the dominant F1 team of the 2010s, and passed away in 2019 at the age of 70.
    • Mario Andretti raced in F1 from 1968-1972 and again from 1974-1982. He was the 1978 Formula One World Champion.
    • Gilles Villeneuve raced in F1 from 1977 till his fatal crash in 1982. A multiple Grand Prix winner with 6 wins and 13 total podium finishes in his career. His son Jacques Villeneuve became the 1997 Formula One World Champion.
    • Emerson Fittipaldi raced in F1 from 1970-1980. He is a two time Formula One World Champion, earning the title in 1972 and 1974 with a total of 35 podium finishes.
    • Ronnie Peterson raced in F1 from 1970 til his fatal crash in 1978. A multiple Grand Prix winner with 10 wins and 26 total podium finishes in his career. He was noted for being able to get cars to perform far beyond their technological expectations.
    • Jackie Stewart raced in F1 from 1965-1973. He is a three time Formula One World Champion winning the title in 1969, 1971 and 1973 with 43 total career podium finishes.
    • Jochen Rindt raced in F1 from 1964 till his fatal accident in 1970. Despite perishing in a crash mid-way through the season no one was able to surpass his points lead in the championship so he was crowned the 1970 Formula One World Champion posthumously.
    • Jim Clark raced in F1 from 1960 until his fatal crash in 1968. A two time Formula One World Champion winning the title in 1963 and 1965 with 32 total podiums. His fatal accident occurred in a Formula Two race that was held between the first and second races of the 1968 Formula One season.
    • Stirling Moss raced in F1 from 1952-1961. A multiple Grand Prix winner with 16 wins and 24 total podium finishes in his career. He came second in the 1955, 1956, 1957, and 1958 FIA Formula One World Championship s and third in 1959, 1960 and 1961. He raced successfully in series outside of Formula One as well, and passed away at the age of 90 in 2020.
    • Juan Manuel Fangio was an F1 pilot 1950–1951 and 1953–1958. He was a five time Formula One World Champion winning the title in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957.
  • Bad Liar: In the What Does An F1 Driver Say to a Taxi Driver? video Lewis Hamilton claims to be a bad liar, and that if he tries to brush off suspicions about his identity or give fake names a taxi driver will usually see right through him.
  • Battle in the Rain: Wet races make for some of the most exciting battles, as the loss of traction has always been one of the ways the best drivers make a clear mark for themselves despite the differing technological abilities of the cars. Some notable examples included on the channel include the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix, 1994 Japanese Grand Prix with the battle betwixt Damon Hill and Schumacher, and the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix.
  • Beige Prose: The fact that Kimi Räikkönen will never answer a reporter with two words when he can get away with one, and masterfully avoids any answer requiring more than three words at almost all times is pointed out in their "unofficial rules" video, where he gets his own rule: Never expect a long answer from Kimi. This "rule" applies to fellow Finn Mika Häkkinen as well.
  • Buffy Speak: The fact that the drivers are concentrating on making sure they can react to everything at the high speeds they're traveling and many are not native English speakers can lead to some people forgetting the names of things in the moment and other odd sentences over team radio, then there's Verstappen who can hold a clear conversation while racing and figure out another team's pitting strategy just from the background noise over his engineer's radio:
    • "I don't know what happened, but there was a major mal-misorganization problem there." —Murray Walker commenting on a very muddled 1999 pit stop by Ferrari (in the Top 10 Moments of Pit Lane Drama video).
    • "OK, there's that animal running around the track. Before turn 6. In the middle of the track. I don't know what they're called."—Kimi Räikkönen, 2019 Canadian Grand Prix (FP3)
    • "Did I send it?! Or did I.. don't didn't send it?"—Carlos Sainz Jr., 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Captain Crash: Half the drivers on the grid got an accusation of this at some point during the 2019 German Grand Prix. Of 20 drivers only 13 finished the race and two of them ran into each other earlier in the race and several others spun out without needing to retire, though a couple of the DNFs (Ricciardo and Norris) were due to mechanical failures rather than driver error. Considering their speeds and the track conditions the recoveries managed by some drivers who spun out was quite impressive.
  • Cast the Expert: Former F1 drivers and current F1 sub/testing drivers like Pietro Fittipaldi are among the pundits.
  • Career-Ending Injury:
    • A helicopter crash which severed Alessandro Nannini's right forearm ended his Formula One career.
    • Prior to his return to the grid Robert Kubica was featured in multiple videos during the time while it was assumed the limited mobility in his arm due to his injuries had ended his career as an F1 pilot on the grid.
  • Car Porn: While most segments focus on drivers and team principals the cars and their development are the core of Formula One, and it shows.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: F1 drivers do not censor themselves, and some bits of team radio are primarily bleeped out for the F1 youtube channel, though it's usually fairly easy to figure out what swear words are being disguised.
  • Cooking Show: Romain Grosjean Cooks Up a Feast, which sadly was a single video despite Romain having published a cook book and nearly quit F1 to become a chef after losing his seat with Renault in 2010.
  • Dawn of an Era: With Williams—the last of the old independent family owned and operated teams to have survived the rule changes that changed the landscape of the sport—having to sell due to the financial mess of 2020 Claire Williams made a speech about hoping for a new era for the team in its new iteration. The concept of it being a new era is reinforced by the next race in the season being at a new track for F1.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The featured bits of interviews and car radio for several drivers and team principals is comprised largely of snark and sarcasm. In a little clip of an interview following Robert Kubica's crash during the 2007 Montreal Grand Prix he's asked if he saw a recording of the accident, he gives the reporter an incredulous look and replies, "Yeah. I have also seen it live while I was there."
  • Deserted Island: Which F1 Driver Would You Take To A Desert Island? asks the drivers just that, though several of them avoid the question by replying that they'd rather be stuck there alone than with another F1 driver.
  • Documentary:
    • F1 Explained is an educational series covering the many different jobs in Formula One.
    • Rise of the Rookie is a documentary style series covering drivers who were incredibly successful in their rookie year and built that up into a World Championship.
  • Down to the Last Play: Championship and Constructors championships where no one has an overwhelming lead coming into the last few races make for far more interesting racing, and generally get more coverage on the channel as they are more memorable.
  • End of an Age: With Williams' financial difficulties forcing the family to sell the team in 2020 the last independent family owned and operated team is out of the sport. The channel uploaded a sort of tribute/farewell video using film from Claire Williams' final race day as team principal at Monza.
  • Epic Fail: Taki Inoue was driven right into and knocked out, and a fire marshal was clipped by, the medical car at the 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix.
  • Facepalm: In F1 Reacts To 70 Years Of Racing Kimi almost laughs then puts his hand over his face when viewing the clip of the wardens running into and knocking out Taki Inoue—who had gotten out of his car to use the fire extinguisher—with the medical car.
  • Flat Joy: Stroll's Racing Point engineer has responded to Stroll taking P4 or even a podium position with a completely deadpan declaration, often needed to be prompted to say that they're happy with the results but never at any point actually sounding pleased.
  • Flipping the Bird: Frequent in Formula 1. In the videos featured on the channel this can be seen/mentioned especially in relation to Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.
  • Fragile Speedster: F1 cars tend to dramatically fly apart with what looks like the tiniest bit of contact with the wall, or sometimes another car, due to the incredible speeds they're moving at.
  • Free Wheel:
    • At Spa in 2020 the left rear wheel of Antonio Giovinazzi's Alfa Romero became detached from his car and free of the wheel tether during a crash then went bounding across the track to take out George Russel, who was doing his best to avoid hitting the Alfa Romero. This ended both of their races and resulted in a safety car that had most of the grid pitting earlier than they would have otherwise thereby turning it into a race of tire maintenance.
    • As can be seen in the Race Highlights and Best Team Radio compilations the front left wheel of Kimi Räikkönen's Alfa Romeo took off spinning during the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix when the tether failed. It luckily did not end up in the way of any other drivers and Kimi was able to get his car out of the way of the race.
    • Alex Albon spinning off the barriers at the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix FP3 with his left rear tire bounding into the air and rolling to a stop a few feet from where the car slides to received it's own multi angle video.
    • Every 2020 F1 Driver's Biggest Crash features Daniil Kvyat's crash during qualifying for the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix where both left hand wheels became detached with one rolling to a stop at the edge of the track and the other crossing it. Kimi Räikkönen's 2014 British Grand Prix crash where two wheels went rolling across the track at different times is included. Sergio Perez's featured crash was from qualifying at Monaco in 2011, where one tire came off during the initial crash and then rolled along after the car until wobbling to fall over several feet from the nose.
    • The number one for the Top 10 Spectacular Opening Lap Crashes in F1 is the 1998 Belgium Grand Prix where there's tires bouncing everywhere as most of the grid runs into each other, and then the camera turns to show at least six wheels continuing to roll down the track once all the cars have slid to a stop.
    • Michael Schumacher snapping off both left wheels with the tire barrier during Qualifying in Australia in 1994 with both wheels making their way back across the track is show in The Top 10 Crashes You Forgot.
    • 1982 Monaco Grand Prix
  • Nasal Trauma: Remembering Jochen Rindt, F1's Uncrowned King includes a picture of Jochen still in his car after a crash that broke his nose and jaw, with his lower face and shirt covered in blood. (For those concerned the short documentary does not include any pictures of his fatal accident, only of the wreaked car being lifted by a crane.)
  • Never My Fault: After colliding with Sutil in a crash that was quite obviously Trulli's fault (he lost control after going in the grass trying to pass Sutil, but never got ahead of him at any point) Trulli brought supposed photographic evidence that it wasn't his fault to the next press conference, part of which can be seen in The Top 10 Crashes You Forgot, and vehemently denied culpability.
  • One Steve Limit: The fact that there were two Felipes on the grid in 2015 and 2016 (Massa and Nasr) was lampshaded by having them do a video together called When Felipe Met Felipe.
  • Friend to All Children: Daniel Ricciardo gets on really well with kids, which is exploited by the channel by having him "interviewed" by a class of them in their Daniel Ricciardo Goes Back To School! Kids Interview F1 Driver video. As Daniel himself says "I'm normally pretty good with kids as long as I can give them back at the end of the day". He also adopted a young fan's mispronunciation of his last name as Avocado as another nickname.
  • Full-Name Basis: Over team radio Lewis Hamilton called Mark Webber by full name any time they had a collision or he otherwise needed to mention him to his engineer, despite names almost always being quite shortened for radio given the speed of the sport.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • In the "Top 10 Moments of Pit Lane Drama" during the clip showing Robert Kubica and Sutil's 2010 crash in Hungary (#8) sharp eyed viewers can spot Nico Rosberg casually driving by in the pit lane background with a missing right rear wheel, which is not even commented on as an additional bit of Pit Lane chaos.
    • The Williams pit lane crew takes advantage of the many few people on track to make jokes behind driver interviews during 2020.
    • Daniel Ricciardo will occasionally take advantage of the opportunity if he happens to be walking by, standing near or having his own interview when another driver is being interviewed to shake or nod his head before a driver can answer a question or otherwise make a short joke.
  • He's Okay: Team radio after crashes, especially ones that look bad to passing drivers, often contains drivers asking for assurances that the drivers involved are alright from their engineers. The engineers can only relate what they know so the answer is often they're okay if the drivers involved can get out of their cars or are moving even though they haven't been checked out by medical yet as they've survived the initial crash.
    • When Antonio Giovinazzi crashed at Spa 2020 and his tire bounded across the track and ended George's race Kevin Magnussen asked his engineer if they were both alright as he passed the wreckage of the cars, as both of them were still in their cars.
    • After Charles Leclerc crashed into the tire barrier at Monza 2020 Kimi asked his engineer a couple of times if Charles was ok before getting a response that Charles had gotten out of the car on his own power and seemed ok.
  • Identical Stranger: Kimi's engineer sounds remarkably like Charles Leclerc over radio, which is normally pointed out in the comments and which editors of radio highlights have used to good effect on a couple of occasions. This coincidence seems to be the reason behind certain snippets of Kimi's radio being featured when he's asking questions about Charles or Ferrari, and has led to fans joking that they're each other's engineers.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Their newer episodes of the educational documentary series F1 Explained have titles following a theme with a question with a word or two altered such as What Does an F1 Strategist Do? and What Does An F1 Driver Do At Testing?.
  • Let's Play: During the 2020 lockdown the channel uploaded compilation clips of some of the more amusing moments betwixt Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc, George Russel, Alex Albon, Max Verstappen and Nicholas Latifi's Twitch streams, which is a lot of them running each other off the track and racing ridiculous vehicles in video games.
  • Look Both Ways: At the 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix Taki Inoue was able to bring his burning car to a stop on the edge of the track. When he got out to assist the fire marshals with an extinguisher he stepped in front of a medical car which ran right into him, tossing him up onto the hood and knocking him out. The medical car clipped one of the fire marshals as well.
  • Machine Empathy: Drivers/Pilots, from all eras of Formula One, have to be quite familiar with the car and track and even today will often realize something is wrong before the sensors tell the pit wall crew and can diagnose damage they cannot see.
  • Manipulative Editing:
    • In the Best Team Radio for the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the clip is edited in a way that makes it look like Pierre Gasly is screaming at his team over the radio to check for fire while pulling to a stop while in the actual race he was yelling over the noise at a marshal standing by the track to check when they hesitated not knowing what to do after he'd already pulled to a stop, and he stopped as soon as someone let him know the car wasn't visibly on fire.
    • In the Best Team Radio for the 2019 German Grand Prix the editing mixes around Lewis Hamilton's radio about tires during his slide into the wall, removing the bit where he said the tires were ridiculous right before sliding and using radio from the pitstop he'd made before the crash.
  • Man on Fire: The Top 10 Moments of Pit Lane Drama video depicts several real life instances of drivers and pit crew members on fire, and is a good demonstration of why Formula One banned in race fueling since every instance depicted was caused by something going wrong while refueling during a pit stop. Jos Verstappen's car and body being engulfed instantly in flame, and catching one of his crew members alight, is shown from a couple of angles.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: At the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Lecleric tells his engineer that the car feels fine, as his front wing is badly dragging and then snaps off.
  • Mood Whiplash: When Nico Hülkenberg flipped into the barrier at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the team radio follows up with a brief moment of likely unintentional levity as Nico confirms he's still conscious by telling them he's hanging like a cow, but the moment is dashed when he tells them to hurry and get him out of the car since there is fire.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: In the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix: Race Highlights video for the second time in three races Albon gets punted off the track and out of any chance at a podium by Hamilton when he tries to pass the reigning world champ. The commentators bemoan that such an unexpected thing has managed to befall the young driver yet again.
  • Once per Episode: "Get in there Lewis" seems to be a part of the team radio of every race weekend, as Hamilton takes pole or wins the race, or both.
  • Person as Verb: In an uploaded compilation of amusing moments from the younger drivers' twitch streams during the 2020 lockdown Charles Leclerc at one point shouts OH MATE HE DID A VERSTAPPEN!
  • Prank Call: Highlights video Lando Norris Calls Race Support!|2020 Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix depicts clips of Lando calls Max Verstappen and other drivers he's about to race against for advice on how to beat them, to snark at them and make jokes at their expense. It doesn't really work on Max since Max knows what he's doing and starts giving extremely sarcastic poor advice before Lando can start in on him.
  • Quote Mine: The radio highlights for the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix feature Pierre Gasly exclaiming "That's how we race!" while passing Perez, cutting out the rest of the quote which makes it seem he's criticizing Perez for a move that he felt nearly put him in the wall and ""That's how we race!/? He tried to squeeze me like hell!"" was a frustrated sarcastic question rather than a triumphant declaration, though it's still open to interpretation.
  • Reaction Video: The crew will sometimes have drivers and F1 journalists react to Formula One related videos.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Pops up with the commentators, and with Alex Albon who will rap on occasion when asked to do presentations.
    • During the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix: Qualifying Esteban Ocon sliding off the track gets a quick comment of ambition well ahead of adhesion.
  • Secret Santa: The youtube format has hosted several years of F1 driver Secret Santas where each driver guesses which of their fellows got them the present they're opening and thanks them. Except Kimi, who just guesses "Santa" and waits for the host to tell him who it's from to thank them. Most of the presents are jokes or are for the recipients' pets or both.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In the F1 Teams Bring Updates To Mugello | Tech Talk | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix video Sam Collins talks about the protests about Racing Point's copied from Mercedes 2019 brake ducts all being put aside, "well, in the words of Britney Spears, oops they did it again" as the new brake ducts they showed up with for the race look, at least externally, traced from Mercedes 2020 brake ducts.
    • In the Weekend Warm-Up! 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix video Will Buxton compares the Ferrari overalls to Iron Man due to their coloration. Then goes and calls Mercedes the Thanos of Formula One, due to them being the ones everyone is desperately trying to catch and utterly failing to in the overall points even with the neither driver making it on podium at Monza.
    • In the Daniel Ricciardo Goes Back To School! Daniel talks to the kids about favorite movies, saying his as a kid was Dumb and Dumber, while a few of the kids eagerly try to teach him about Episodes I-VI of Star Wars.
    • In the post race radio from 2005 China Fernando Alonso sings a bit of Queen's We are the Champions.
    • During Daniel Ricciardo's Beyond the Grid interview he mentions attending a Cirque du Soleil performance and talking to the performers about their training regimens.
    • Alonso's engineer quotes Top Gun in the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    • Sade - Smooth Operator - Carlos Sainz Jr. developed a habit of singing bits of the song over the team radio when things were going well during the 2019 season.
    • Lando Norris has chanted the refrain from FISHER - Stop It ("Moving up and down, side to side, like a rollercoaster") during team radio.
    • In the best of team radio from the 2020 Italian Grand Prix Max Verstappen tells his engineer that they're "Captain Slow" (the nickname of James May on Top Gear) on the straight, before he's told to retire the car due to engine trouble.
    • At the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix Max Verstappen tells his engineer about a large lizard on the track, and once his engineer is convinced he's not just messing with him he's told, "Well you're face to face with Godzilla then mate".
    • In The Shortest Career in F1 History? | Marco Apicella, 1993 Italian Grand Prix Rubens Barrichello can be seen wearing a Scooby-Doo sweatshirt.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • (2020 Italian Grand Prix) Romain is complaining about a painful screwup in how his drink tube was installed for the race (it was digging into his back),.. while overtaking George, which he doesn't mention on radio.
    • In team radio highlight videos while Virgin was still on the grid their radio transmissions are often hilarious compared to their frantic competitors. The team knew they didn't have a competitive car but definitely loved their time in F1 anyway. Canada 2011 featured radio was about tea and biscuits while other drivers yelled about conditions, the need for a safety car, visibility and tires. Hungary 2011 they message Glock to have a laugh over his teammate Jerome spinning in the pits.
  • Something Completely Different: On a channel that's all about modern and historical Formula One racing there's a video called Romain Grosjean Cooks Up a Feast, in which F1 driver Romain Grosjean cooks mashed potatoes while discussing the rest of the meal.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: "To whom it may concern, fuck you" —Valtteri Bottas 2019.
  • Speak in Unison: In the Grid Confessions: What Scares F1 Drivers? Hamilton, Magnussen, Alonso and Gutiérrez replying with spiders have been edited together so they reply in synchronization.
  • The Stoic: The Racing Point engineer has the same mild sounding reaction to Stroll getting on the podium as they do to him finishing out of the points. It was the same with Hülkenberg, and Ocon making them seem almost robotic over the radio as they do not express any strong emotions.
  • Spanner in the Works: The concept is used to help give an amusing title one of the segments in the Top 10 Weirdest Race Retirements in F1 video which documents a literal instance; a spanner left in the cockpit of Johnny Herbert's Sauber at Monza in 1998 slid forward and locked his brake pedal in place causing him to be unable to break into a turn and go spinning off the track into a gravel trap.
  • Split Screen: The Crazy Four-Way Battle In Austria! | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix video is split in four with onboards and team radio from Lando Norris, Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Daniel Ricciardo in the final lap of the race.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Lance Stroll and Pierre Gasly have a well earned reputation for suddenly screaming to the point that their radio recording is all but unintelligible when they finish well (or when things go very wrong) in direct contrast to the former calm of their team radio transmissions, and these yells are startlingly loud compared to the rest of the audio and can be painful for headphone wearers if they're not anticipating it.
  • Tagline: Engineered Insanity.
  • Talking Heads: In The Next Generation: George Russell documentary George Russell, Claire Williams and others from Williams Racing are shown responding to interview questions with their head and upper torso framed by the camera.
  • Talking to Themself: When Charles Leclerc slid into the wall at the 2019 German Grand Prix he told himself to get it together while on radio with his team, and then apologized to them for getting the car stuck.
  • Tears of Joy: At the close of the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Lando Norris starts to laugh at Jarv (his engineer Andrew Jarvis) for being emotional about what a good season they've had, then admits he's crying himself. This may have had something to do with it being Jarv's final F1 race however nothing said about that made it into the highlight video.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: In The Best Team Radio video for the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel's radio at the end of the race involves him telling his team, that is telling him to be calm and keep his head down after a penalty cost him the win, in a completely calm and deadpan voice that he is angry and isn't going to be calm, they should understand why that is and that he has a right to be.
  • Toilet Humour: This bit while Button was subbing for Alonso at the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix got it's own video:
    Alonso: We follow you here on television. You did amazing yesterday, so yeah, please have fun my friend and take care of my car.
    Button: OK, I'm gonna pee in your seat.
    Alonso: No, don't please!
  • Top Ten List:
  • Tournament Play:
    • The channel hosts live Esport tournament coverage for the F1 Esport Pro Series.
    • During the 2020 lockdown the channel hosted remote Virtual Grand Prixs with the actual F1 drivers, esports players, and others.
  • Verbal Backspace: "For the first time in a hundred and thirteen year—races—the checkered flag for him, as a winner". referring to Kimi Räikkönen winning the 2018 United States Grand Prix.
  • Visual Innuendo: During F1 Reacts To 70 Years Of Racing George Russel points out what everyone's been saying about the CT14's extremely phallic nose for years, though the editors bleeped it there's no question what he was talking about as his cheeky grin is evident even with the COVID required mask hiding his lower face.
  • Watch the Paint Job: F1 cars get put into the wall, or otherwise damaged fairly regularly. Max Verstappen at one point is told to try to bring the car back looking the same as when he got into it as his aggressive driving style has led him into crashes on several occasions.
  • With Friends Like These...: Most of the drivers are friends off the grid, especially the younger drivers. When playing racing games/esports against each other however they will occasionally toss a game in order to ram each other into a wall and they're all quite eager to play pranks on each other.
  • Word Association Test: Put up a video of most of the 2020 gird doing word associations, though not all of their answers are shown. Words used include friend, underrated, overrated, loud, brave, beautiful, speed, dangerous, classy, overtaker, joker, and unlucky all of which they're meant to give Formula One related answers to.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Hamilton is surprised to learn that Verstappen is even in the race, let alone in a podium position directly behind him, at the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix after Verstappen put his car in the wall during qualifying. He gives his engineer the response "I thought you said Verstappen's out?" when he's warned that Verstappen is working on catching him.

     Beyond The Grid trope examples: 
  • Family Versus Career: During Kimi Raikkonen's Beyond the Grid interview he discusses the difficulty of leaving his children for work, but points out that having to do so is pretty normal for anyone with a job and that he's able to be home more than some and can take his son with him to work.
  • Happily Married: During Kimi Raikkonen's Beyond the Grid interview he talks about how he and his wife are equals in their relationship, share duties and don't order each other about when asked who 'wears the trousers' in their relationship at home.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: On Beyond the Grid Kimi Raikkonen makes it abundantly and blatantly clear he is an inversion. He's in Formula 1 to race which he loves, he hates having to deal with the media and other extraneous bits even explicitly saying he's only on the podcast and only does press conferences because he's forced to be there.
  • In-Series Nickname: During Kimi Raikkonen's Beyond the Grid interview the history of his nickname "Iceman" is explored.
  • Love at First Sight: During Kimi Raikkonen's Beyond the Grid interview he says that while it's easy with hindsight to say his first meeting with his wife was love at first sight it's not really true, though they were obviously interested in each other for them to put in the effort to develop their relationship.
  • Not in Front of the Kid: During Daniel Ricciardo's Beyond the Grid interview he talks about somewhat accidentally teaching his sister's toddler to swear, which they thought was a bit funny at first but then it kept happening and his nephew was about to start preschool..
  • Playing Sick: During Charles Leclerc's Beyond The Grid interview he discusses how he got into racing, by faking being sick to avoid pre-school and being brought along by his father to visit his father's best friend who had a kart track and was the father of Jules Bianchi who was in karting at the time and became a very close friend of Charles'.
  • Podcast: Beyond the Grid is a podcast that is then posted on youtube and never has any video to go with the audio.
  • Shout-Out: During Daniel Ricciardo's Beyond the Grid interview he mentions attending a Cirque du Soleil performance and talking to the performers about their training regimens.
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     Grill the Grid trope examples: 
  • Animal Motifs: Daniel Ricciardo's nickname/frequent comparisons to a Honey Badger is used to inspire one of the questions given to him in his 2016 Grill the Grid episode.
  • Blatant Lies: Carlos Sainz Jr manages to claim his perfect score on his 2016 Grill the Grid attempt is just like he was in school, for about half a second before giggling and saying he never did that well but would have if the school quizzes had been about Formula One.
  • *Bleep*-dammit!: In his 2016 Grill the Grid appearance Nico Hulkenberg responds to getting the time wrong for his pole qualifying lap time in Brazil with "Anyway it doesn't matter, it was a f-bleep-ing good lap." making it quite clear what word they'd bleeped out.
  • Captain Obvious: During the 2019 McLaren Grill the Grid video Lando Norris rings in to answer when the questioner has only said that the F1 driver they're supposed to be identifying "was born in-" Carlos Sainz looks incredulously over at his laughing teammate and says "I know someone who was born." Unsurprisingly Carlos wins the round.
  • Failed a Spot Check: In Kevin Magnussen's 2016 Grill the Grid episode he manages the verbal equivalent, when he misses Renault on a question about which teams have won with a Renault engine but gets every other team. His score still sees him tied in first with Massa for the time being with many drivers yet to take their quiz.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: The 2017 version has an amusing Best Bloopers And Out-Takes video.
  • Losing Horns: With the introduction of the horn and bell and teammates against each other in individual rounds in 2019 many drivers who grabbed the horn used it to loudly and non-verbally snark when their teammate got an answer incorrect.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: After hearing he's made it only to 3rd behind Massa and Verstappen in the 2016 Girl the Grid challenge Ricciardo jokingly claims he could have taken the lead but wanted to be a "cool kid" as only a teacher's pet would aim to win.
  • Quiz Show: Grill the Grid is a Formula One trivia quiz challenge the drivers, and sometimes the team principals, participate in over the course of an F1 year, with the points compared and a winner declared at the end of the season.
  • Retired Game Show Element: The Grill the Grid format is tweaked every year. In 2016 it was every driver for himself, in 2017 it was each driver team with a cumulative score, in 2019 each team is against each other overall and against their teammate during their team video using buzzers to time in to answer questions with their cumulative score set against the other teams.
  • Self-Deprecation: Jolyon Palmer's response to winning the 2016 Grill the Grid Championship was to say that at least he won something that year, as he finished out of the points in all but one race.
  • Stealth Insult: It's not terribly stealthy but a rather underhanded compliment given in a way to make it much easier for the editors to just leave out the joking insulting bit. When Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen's Red Bull team learns that Toro Rosso are leading the 2017 Grill the Grid results Daniel responds with "Well done Daniil and Carlos……………Nerds".
  • Speed Round: In 2016 Carlos Sainz Jr, Jolyon Palmer and Daniil "Dany" Kvyat each earned a perfect 10/10 in their individual rounds, so were faced off against each other in a three question timed final round (with none of the hints drivers sometimes managed to wheedle out of the presenter in individual rounds) to see who won Grill the Grid that season. Palmer won.
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