Why Don't F1 Cars Refuel?

Formula 1 cars used to have refuelling in races, but why do they not do this anymore?
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  1. Gonn Givdgn

    Gonn Givdgn

    Acum 43 minute

    F1 it’s completely dull now

  2. Henric Carlsson

    Henric Carlsson

    Acum 3 ore

    They don't refuel anymore?

    • Gonn Givdgn

      Gonn Givdgn

      Acum 42 minute

      Too dramatic and entertaining, better to make it the most lane sport ever

  3. Adelaide


    Acum 6 ore

    I feel like there aren’t enough pit stops :/ maybe we should only have the choice between super soft tires and ultras. I would like to see more of the team involved. More strategy. At the moment it’s 95% driving which means it’s all on the driver. I’d like for the team to be more involved

  4. This Guy

    This Guy

    Acum 8 ore

    The reason I don't watch F1 anymore. Was so much more interesting with refueling

  5. Malcolm Gambrill

    Malcolm Gambrill

    Acum 12 ore

    Bring back dual tyre supply and the more durable rubber, start the race with enough fuel to be able to make every lap flat out (fuel management crap). F1 used to be about build the best car and put the best driver you can afford in it then race for the win. Remove the limited numbers of engines and gearboxes, but don't allow them to use separate qualifying ones. Financially if you can't afford the cost go play something else, pay the top drivers less and put the sponsor money back into the cars. The basis of the car should be as simple as "Here is a box, your car must fit in it." and "Your minimum weight is xxx.xx and your maximum is xxx.xx"

  6. Nitin Kumar

    Nitin Kumar

    Acum 19 ore

    3:42 Old Christian Horner looking back at his redbull days for ya'll

  7. mastermnd


    Acum o Zi

    Wait....are you telling me that F1 races happen in a single tank of gas?!

  8. Gilles van Zeebroeck

    Gilles van Zeebroeck

    Acum o Zi

    I thought it was because the FIA was responsible for issuing the refuelling pumps and if due to some technical malfunction they would directly influence the outcome of the race?

  9. K K

    K K

    Acum o Zi

    It’s been 10 years since I stopped watching F1 and didn’t even know refueling is now banned. It certainly made/broke the race in many occasions back in the day.

  10. Dark manX2

    Dark manX2

    Acum o Zi

    Because if you worth told the truth about engineering technology you just wouldn't believe it........ vapour technology

  11. Paul Ivy II

    Paul Ivy II

    Acum o Zi

    I really want to like or love F1 but only the starts and re-starts are entertaining.. the rest is simply to spread out and boring.

  12. Lixuskzs


    Acum 2 Zile

    Why they banned refuel? Because they couldn't control so much who is gonna win, like nowdays.

  13. Muhammad Nur Akbar

    Muhammad Nur Akbar

    Acum 2 Zile

    F1 : *banning refueling because it's dangerous Nascar : *trying to figure out how to make refuelling safe

  14. That Spicy Black Guy

    That Spicy Black Guy

    Acum 3 Zile

    i would like to see the real tire names back

  15. Ingmar Van olffen

    Ingmar Van olffen

    Acum 4 Zile

    I just think about jos verstappen

  16. Alvaro Perez

    Alvaro Perez

    Acum 4 Zile

    you need to mention the green policies, the hybrid era and the 1.6L engines that are more efficient, all stupid marketing strategies to be "greener" but important as now you can fit enough petrol for the entire race

  17. Marcoz588


    Acum 4 Zile

    Bring it back. Keep the Q2 tyre rule, but make Q3 cars have to qualify on the fuel they will start the race on. That would really set the cats among the pigeons!

  18. Generic Internetter

    Generic Internetter

    Acum 4 Zile

    The most obvious point is that cars passing each other due to pit stops is just boring. It's much more exciting to see them overtake on the track.

  19. GuyI9000


    Acum 4 Zile

    I feel like it really added excitement to the race

  20. Simon S

    Simon S

    Acum 5 Zile

    I also think that refueling is up to date anymore. It's now about the hybrid engine and reliability, so getting fuel doesn't really makes sense in this context...

  21. Master Robotnik

    Master Robotnik

    Acum 5 Zile


  22. junilog


    Acum 6 Zile

    I was a big fan of F1 when I was a kid and remember watching Massa's incident like it was yesterday. I recently started watching F1 again and everything looks so much nicer nowadays, cars with their halo, no refueling so pit stops are sub 2s or even less, and uhh... Kimi and Alonso still racing

  23. among us

    among us

    Acum 6 Zile


  24. Mechanically Creative

    Mechanically Creative

    Acum 6 Zile

    Because gasoline is explosive. That would be my guess. Burning to death probably sucks, just ask that Jordanian pilot.

  25. Michael Trumph

    Michael Trumph

    Acum 6 Zile

    It was banned cause the people running FIA are complete idiots



    Acum 6 Zile

    Why not refuel usinf jerry cans? Saves costs from having expensive machines

  27. D Doiron

    D Doiron

    Acum 6 Zile

    100kg of fuel is about 135 liters. Tracks average 305km. So F1 cars do about 6 or 7 mpg.

  28. Willem Vandessel

    Willem Vandessel

    Acum 7 Zile

    Yes i would love to see them refueling again.. but its not going to happend .. i gues...

  29. Robert Riemer

    Robert Riemer

    Acum 7 Zile

    I'm disgusted with the way F1 has turned into the "Mercedes Show".

  30. Nelson Ramos

    Nelson Ramos

    Acum 7 Zile

    The video is misleading. First, it's totally incorrect to say refueling would not bring anything new to F1, because it is assuming that the tank would be exactly the same as now. If they would bring back refuelling , the tank would obviously be smaller, so the lap times would definitely be way better. Second, it would bring more strategy to the race, so it would definitely bring more emotion and challenge. It is totally wrong to say refuelling did not make any difference. The devil is in the details. I thought people who made this video would be smarter to notice these little things...

  31. Sofia with an 'f'

    Sofia with an 'f'

    Acum 7 Zile

    Me reading the title: Because f*cking _fire???_

  32. Dave Foreman

    Dave Foreman

    Acum 7 Zile

    Because F1 teams apparently aren’t talented enough to change tires & fuel both. That’s the only real answer.

  33. heylo lp

    heylo lp

    Acum 8 Zile

    I'd still think it be fun if the Teams had to do their Qualifying runs on racefuel nowadays in Q2 atleast this would force teams to make a strategy call on Saturday that could make or break the race already Does a Team go lighter making them faster in Quali and forcing them to manage the load in the race Or do they fill up more sacrificing Qualifying in favour of pushing more in the race Probably would benefit from having points for Quali tho

  34. Marco Monges

    Marco Monges

    Acum 8 Zile

    Refueling? Yes, please.

  35. Miguel Fernandes

    Miguel Fernandes

    Acum 8 Zile

    Just bring back the grid girls if you want major improvements in F1! 🔥😍

  36. Tauno Kekkonen

    Tauno Kekkonen

    Acum 8 Zile

    I think it was banned because they want to be totally entertainment-free by 2030. Next up, overtaking.

  37. chenenzejackson


    Acum 9 Zile

    Bring back one-lap qualifying. That will mix up the grid, save cost and make things more exciting

  38. Concetta Pineiro

    Concetta Pineiro

    Acum 9 Zile


  39. GamerZone07


    Acum 10 Zile

    2:54 Ferrari: How much fuel do you need Michael?? Schumi: Yes.

  40. TaeNy35v


    Acum 10 Zile

    To be honest... I didn't realize that they've never been refueling..

  41. Scott Nurse

    Scott Nurse

    Acum 11 Zile


  42. Orion 77

    Orion 77

    Acum 12 Zile

    How the f are they supposed to finish the race if they don't refuel???? Its not like those things have good miles per gallon......

  43. Niko


    Acum 13 Zile

    it is the regulations that they aren’t allowed to refuel.No need to watch this vid anymore.

  44. Gourav Singh Tomar

    Gourav Singh Tomar

    Acum 13 Zile

    Formula E is all in solution package💯👀

  45. Prince Phoenix

    Prince Phoenix

    Acum 13 Zile

  46. N Crawford

    N Crawford

    Acum 13 Zile

    I don't give a fuck about the FIA I don't give a fuck about the EPA

  47. kittisaurus_dd


    Acum 14 Zile

    safety???? base on what measurement? how many people was die during pitstop? if all we're all thinking is safety, don't go high speed then. most if not all dead cause by high speed or wall. oh yeah i have an idea how about F1 without wall for safety sake..

  48. Lemonade


    Acum 15 Zile

    bring back refuelling , god i hate the super long cars

  49. 5ri v47h54n

    5ri v47h54n

    Acum 15 Zile

    Never knew refueling was banned...

  50. Bing Yiu

    Bing Yiu

    Acum 15 Zile

    V8 & V10 !!!!!!!!!

  51. Chuck


    Acum 16 Zile

    I was at the Long Beach Grand Prix with Rodger Penske and his crew. I saw a fueling crew member for Mario get Ethenal on himself and it ignited. He's waving his hands running around like a chicken with no head. No one could see the flames, he was lit up. Poor guy they finally used a extinguisher on him. It was horrid.

  52. Javier Salomón Cruz Lastra

    Javier Salomón Cruz Lastra

    Acum 16 Zile

    I'd rather have "safety" in the front... Regards from Tabasco, México [Land of The Olmecs]!

  53. M Watson

    M Watson

    Acum 16 Zile

    Stupid question.

  54. Farrukh Zain

    Farrukh Zain

    Acum 16 Zile

    when hydrogen comes into play. they will bring it back.

  55. Thom K

    Thom K

    Acum 17 Zile

    Me before watching: This'll be because of all of those times a racer drove off with the fuel line stuck in his car or they pulled the hose out while the fuel was still flowing causing fires, right? Me after watching: Pretty much that plus money plus no real impact on race results.

  56. deeez00


    Acum 17 Zile

    Gimmicks work on casual fans. So make a course with a couple of ramps for shortcuts and you'll get wide range of appeal. However, your hardcore fans will hate you if you do it. 🤣

  57. Gabe Collins

    Gabe Collins

    Acum 17 Zile

    Tires was spelt wrong

  58. Gabe Collins

    Gabe Collins

    Acum 17 Zile

    So once the fuel is gone they just scrap the f1 car?

  59. prabha


    Acum 17 Zile

    It is not safe

  60. kanibar15


    Acum 17 Zile

    So what do they do if they run out? How did they make the tank smaller and ban refueling? Why would a small tank not need to be refueled but the previous big tanks did need refueling(

  61. MisterMeister


    Acum 17 Zile

    Short Answer: EU Emissions Regulation

  62. Irregular Tangent

    Irregular Tangent

    Acum 18 Zile

    They should bring back the v8 and v10...but in the name of efficiency F1 is not what is use to be that's why fans are falling off with this sport. I followed it when micheal, prost, senna were around the track so the golden era is gone behind us

  63. Chaka Williams

    Chaka Williams

    Acum 18 Zile

    Much self explanatory

  64. Siniset


    Acum 18 Zile

    In one way refuelling reduced strategy options: 1. You can't go anywhere without fuel 2. As refuel stop made car slower, it didn't make any sense to stop early

    • kittisaurus_dd


      Acum 14 Zile

      newbie.... or as they said you're casual fan.

  65. thomas Burke

    thomas Burke

    Acum 18 Zile

    Re fuel needs to return .. lower the the amount onboard to say 50 kg. Force the teams to gravity feed dead man switch equiped nascar style containers that only hold 25kg of fuel.. when its attached to the car it kills the engine . Only when the can is removed is when you can re-start the car.

  66. Dustin White

    Dustin White

    Acum 18 Zile

    And your part of the reason they're becoming cookie cutter cars. NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS EQUAL OR FAIR!!!! JUST LET THEM RACE!!!

  67. Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος

    Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος

    Acum 19 Zile

    I want refuel back.

  68. Motorsportgaming20


    Acum 19 Zile

    I would just like to see more pitstops in F1 races.

  69. Grande V

    Grande V

    Acum 19 Zile

    Personally I loved the refueling era. The whole lot added to the complexity of the strategy and ever evolving tactics required to win this

  70. Check Mate

    Check Mate

    Acum 19 Zile

    I think Formula E should allow battery swapping.

  71. Rek Dem

    Rek Dem

    Acum 19 Zile

    Stop with the stupid memes

  72. M S

    M S

    Acum 20 Zile

    Did the whole team get fired after the Verstappen incident or just the refuelling guy?

  73. Phuck Hugh

    Phuck Hugh

    Acum 20 Zile

    Electric cars will replace these and it won;t be as loud.

    • Thomas farquhar

      Thomas farquhar

      Acum 19 Zile

      It's called Formula E bro

  74. Julio Cabrera

    Julio Cabrera

    Acum 20 Zile

    They could have a quick charger that replenishes the battery while the car is stopped + Fuel. Engineering is F1. Would be awesome.

    • Jason Gantner

      Jason Gantner

      Acum 12 Zile

      Because high electric power and flammable materials mix so well, it's more literal rocket engineering that would be needed

  75. Chaileeportraits _

    Chaileeportraits _

    Acum 20 Zile

    For the fact that he is using kikos. Instead of liters 100kg = 100 L right?

  76. Dah G Man

    Dah G Man

    Acum 20 Zile

    I thought they didn't do it anymore buy I was under the impression no one caired about it do they just didn't shoe it anymore 😂

  77. Gaston Maqueda

    Gaston Maqueda

    Acum 21 o Zi

    The beginning of the end of the F1 They destroy the strategy

  78. Nandowz Mhlongo

    Nandowz Mhlongo

    Acum 21 o Zi

    F1 is still confusing.

  79. Bob Stover

    Bob Stover

    Acum 21 o Zi

    Meanwhile NASCAR figured out how to refuel safely, to keep it in the mix.

  80. Michael Spencer

    Michael Spencer

    Acum 21 o Zi

    Well to get back to the real question asked.................... yes..... refueling will add a lot more passing and strategy which is what makes racing more fun to watch and coming front a drivers perspective ..........No.... because a driver doesn't want to give the pit crew the chance to screw up his race on the other hand the pit crew could help him if he's in the middle or back of the pack or stuck behind someone who is blocking him .

  81. Hicknopunk


    Acum 21 o Zi

    Yes, i want refueling to come back.

  82. Jason Hong

    Jason Hong

    Acum 21 o Zi

    They don't refuel? Wat about the qualifer that req fuel and how they mess other team mind in race on how much fuel they have? Am I losing myself? Can anyone explain to me what is going on? I don't watch f1, I did when I was young. but how can it not have refueling? So now if they race how they refuel? They have new technology or run on battery? What is going on? How they finish all laps?

  83. Darren Bragg

    Darren Bragg

    Acum 21 o Zi


  84. RailGunner66


    Acum 21 o Zi

    I'm all for more strategy as long as safety is kept in mind

  85. MutsukiAZ


    Acum 21 o Zi

    I have played F1 2005 on my PSP for over a decade now and it’s funny how refuelling still existed back then so it was a part of the pit stop animations

  86. The Legacy

    The Legacy

    Acum 21 o Zi

    You should do a video on when tire changes were banned and were brought back in the long run. And thank God they did.

  87. Baronstone


    Acum 21 o Zi

    F1 races are so short, can it really be called racing?

  88. Ricky Barber

    Ricky Barber

    Acum 22 Zile

    Racing has become a job today. Rules keep getting changed, regulations keep getting crazier, what equipment you can use. Screw being in the race, just sit back and watch it. I use to race simple dirt track, but rules and regulations was already changing when I started racing. The worst thing was, when another driver confronted you because you won and he thought you had a illegal engine, you had a choice of losing what ever position you won (usually first place) or go to the pill box and pull the heads off so the driver complaining and judge could see the pistons and valves. If you proved you had a legal engine, you kept your place, but wasn't compensated for your teardown. That was the early 80's.

  89. Salty Fox

    Salty Fox

    Acum 22 Zile

    Must be short races.

  90. spike001ton


    Acum 22 Zile

    So why not fuel cars like NASCAR does

  91. HettyBrah


    Acum 22 Zile

    Neither of these reasons are all that convincing when other series with much smaller budgets like IndyCar are able to refuel with little to no incidents.

  92. Tom Lee

    Tom Lee

    Acum 22 Zile

    Thats why i dont watch F1 anymore.

  93. kim kim

    kim kim

    Acum 22 Zile

    Damn it’s like F1 cars buy jet fuel from NASA

  94. Александр Потокин

    Александр Потокин

    Acum 22 Zile

    Oh, your British accent, your British frases. I didn't get a half you say and still curious why it was banned 🤣

    • MartinArscott1


      Acum 21 o Zi

      cost, safety, and the fact it dissuaded drivers from making on track overtakes, they just waited for the pitstop instead



    Acum 22 Zile if they don't refuel, what happens when they run out of fuel?!

  96. oneeyednarn


    Acum 22 Zile

    Watching a driver allow himself to be overtaken in order to save fuel has to be one of the most depressing scenes in modern F1.

  97. Beta Upgrade

    Beta Upgrade

    Acum 22 Zile

    if they wish to watch refuieling let them watch nascar, i watch formula one to watch the actual damn race

  98. faded gam3r

    faded gam3r

    Acum 22 Zile

    Wasnt it banned back in the 10s?

  99. Screw You

    Screw You

    Acum 22 Zile

    Let Michel pass for championship....could not even win race fair n square.

  100. Nick Carlson

    Nick Carlson

    Acum 22 Zile

    Why I don't watch formula e. Swap cars that don't make any noise.