Why F1 Banned This Genius Device

Avaldati 20 apr 2021
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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

  • Men who wear backwards hats into adulthood.....

  • 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.

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  • Is it dampening or damping?

  • Enormous props to the VFX team in this episode

  • Can yall do a video on backfiring

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • When did you quit Blink-182?

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

  • is that hoodie on the store still?

  • 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.

  • awesome vid, love learning about the tech in these machines

  • A finned inerter !!!!!!!

  • Is the flywheel within a fluid resistance system?

  • Let’s turn it into a battery

  • You forgot a few 0's on the fine at the beginning of the video. Just saying.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • As if F1 will have a spend cap on teams 🤦🤣

  • Hey dudes... Put the bullshit sponsorship at the end can you? 🤦🤦🍻

  • Can't wait for F1 goes fully green... Said not petrol head ever 🙏🤤

  • Can't wait for F1 goes fully green... Said not petrol head ever 🙏🤤

  • The title reads like an add for an adult website

  • "J" stands for jounce (a combination of jolt and bounce)

  • "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

  • 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.

  • Why didn't I think of that I always it in our cleaning mop

  • How about fitting magnets to the rotating mass and coils to the dust shield. Generator for electric cars?

  • 6:46 *kinetic energy

  • Mechanical control system

  • 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?!

  • Senna alive today using simple shocking absorvers: winnings all races. Every other pilots using inerters: ...

  • Wtf is Kenetic energy

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  • I could probably make those things in my garage.

  • Ultra cool video bois

  • Looks for Inerters on Wish

  • 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.

  • Take all f1 ideas and put it in a Miata.... 900hp 600kg 0gripp failures 500mph

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

  • It was a $100 000 000 but the editor put $1 000 000

  • 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.

  • $100 million? No thanks, we’ll start our own league.

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  • Disrespect my mom and u tripping fool

  • repplaced a cylinder with a lead screw ... wow

  • 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 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 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.

    • 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

  • F1 is where good tech goes to die.

  • 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.

  • Yeah, EU F1 Patent lawyers.. thats what I need. Fuck US parking lawyers.

  • 2:15 is that yugo?


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  • I am afraid that 2022 F1 Cars look more like toy cars.

  • What's the name of the song from the end?

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • this comment section looks like it was plucked out of reddit

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • the energy is always in the spring not the inerter - that is drag

  • 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.

  • That's heavy stuff man

  • i mean, it inverts with inertia, so inerter seems fine to me

  • Yaaaaaawwwwnnn. Thank you

  • Btw that 100,000,000 is o ly written as 1mil

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 100 million or 1 million?

  • 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.

  • Where can we buy a car with that inerter

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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!!!

  • 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?

  • OOOmy Gad, J dampers... MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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

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

  • Haha YUGO on keeps commerrcial!

  • 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.

  • brilliant!

  • 7:45 hmm, would mom like that increase?

  • patrick wilson?

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

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