The Unusual History Of F1 Teams

Did you know that Mercedes were once Tyrrell? Or that the current Renault team competed against themselves back in the 80s? Our latest F101 explorers the unusual histories of Formula One teams.
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  1. Manoah van der wolf

    Manoah van der wolfPřed hodinou

    This is not completely true, Ferrari never 'ALWAYS' was Ferrari, as you are missing the Alfa Romeo origins. Yes, Alfa Romeo 'came back' just after this video, and then recently Toro Rosso became Alpha Tauri, and Racing Point is turning into Aston Martin, which has a history in F1 aswell. BUT you're missing a part in the Ferrari history, which should have been mentioned in this video. ALSO, you should have included the FACT that back in 1994, there was the team called PACIFIC F1, which MERGED with the original and real TEAM LOTUS. Despite the team 'withdrawing', and essentially becoming dormant, the truth of the matter is that the Malaysian team that entered F1 with the rights to the Lotus name, was from the same hands and rights that came from Pacific GP and Team Lotus (they were in Malaysian hands). So quite frankly, the Malaysian Team Lotus very much WAS the 'real' team lotus, even though the Champan family didn't really enjoy that lefthander. It is an important fact in the unusual history of F1 teams. Another team that should have gotten it's mentioning was Ligier. Ligier at the late 90's turned into Prost GP, which failed to make an impact. What's interesting then is that a consortium (not unlike we saw happen recently with Racing Point), meant to partially fuse with Arrows, wanted to race, but got declined by the FIA. They actually managed to be at the 2002 malaysian grid but weren't allowed to enter and thus couldn't participate despite having cars and drivers, and would have had a Repsol sponsorship. Why this is interesting aswell is because of Arrows' involvement, a team that started as Arrows in the late 70's then turned into Footwork in the 90s, then turned back into Arrows in the mid 90's, which wanted to fuse into the Phoenix team. That did not happen but what DID happen, which you FAIL to mention, is that Arrows then got bought by MINARDI, the team you 'casually' mentioned. Minardi did not fully use the SUPERIOR arrows designs, but DID prove that to be key in them selling the Minardi team to RedBull in the shape of Toro Rosso. In other words, the Toro Rosso team is not only Minardi, it's ALSO ARROWS. Which makes the story even more complicated and much more interesting. I find this video VERY LACKING in proper matieral.

  2. Arjan Crazy

    Arjan CrazyPřed 10 hodinami

    And Renault Story is gonna be more weird!! The Benetton chassis in the 90's is a Reynard (Read BAR) chassis out 1991!!!

  3. Chandler Baker

    Chandler BakerPřed 12 hodinami

    A little surprised the Williams history wasn't discussed more as the first iteration of Williams became Wolf then the Williams of today came along.

  4. José da Cunha Filho

    José da Cunha FilhoPřed 2 dny

    Very soon Williams will enter this game of name changing... and something tells me Renault will get back into it again quite soon.

  5. Uzzijr_73

    Uzzijr_73Před 3 dny

    Whats about McLaren Mercedes??

  6. sad bad dam Dam

    sad bad dam DamPřed 3 dny

    Ferrari began as Ferrari and till dis day there stil ferrari

  7. Kenzie Balbes

    Kenzie BalbesPřed 6 dny

    I droppes by to tell you Alpha Tauri is Toro Rosso BWT Aston Martin is Force India

  8. Anna Nylund

    Anna NylundPřed 7 dny

    Sauber - BMW - sauber and Wiljams - BMW - Wiljams and BMW are Wiljams and sauber.

  9. Bruce Holloway

    Bruce HollowayPřed 7 dny

    Jordan Midland Spyker DJ Miller and then we came force India racing point now in 2020

  10. Bruce Holloway

    Bruce HollowayPřed 7 dny

    Actually competed against itself

  11. Bruce Holloway

    Bruce HollowayPřed 7 dny

    Confusing history is he yet Tolman Tone Reno Lucas Reno called himself Lotus and the Lotus were from America The lotus name Lucas and Lucas what does from the 1960s 2015 when they were renamed Reto

  12. Bruce Holloway

    Bruce HollowayPřed 7 dny

    Sober sober and then they became BMW sober and then they came sober and now they’re out for a male scout sober

  13. Robbrzii 1

    Robbrzii 1Před 9 dny

    So your telling me I could of bought an f1 team in stead of a PS4

  14. Josh Jackson

    Josh JacksonPřed 9 dny

    Williams haven't been the same team for their entire history though. Walter Wolf bought a 60 percent share in Williams and then fired Frank Williams. Frank then went on to create the current Williams team

  15. Yashyca Alfaro

    Yashyca AlfaroPřed 10 dny

    I would say rental in Mercedes

  16. headsetlucky13

    headsetlucky13Před 11 dny

    Williams and Williams international 2 teams

  17. Formula Fan Deluxe

    Formula Fan DeluxePřed 11 dny

    Lotus and Red Bull

  18. Kurt Sudheim

    Kurt SudheimPřed 11 dny

    I love it (ironically), when a team has 2 car names, having a sponsor is one thing, but there should only be a single manufacturers name! McLaren Honda, Alfa Renault, Infiniti Toyota, lambo beemer...

  19. Raphael Stronso

    Raphael StronsoPřed 13 dny

    Is that b4nny intro ?

  20. Pranav Gummaluri

    Pranav GummaluriPřed 14 dny

    Racing Point is renaming to Aston Martin...yay

  21. Tamás Losoncz

    Tamás LosonczPřed 17 dny


  22. Adam Hanko

    Adam HankoPřed 18 dny

    Red bull has a honda engine and red bull torro rosso has a honda engine do you know Honda engine for f1 is too powerful than a renulat engine

  23. BSPAiC [JUJA]

    BSPAiC [JUJA]Před 20 dny

    watching this in 2020 with now sauber as alfa romeo, toro rosso as alpha tauri and racing point as aston martin next 2021. Quite fun

  24. Bruce Holloway

    Bruce HollowayPřed 21 dnem

    Jager I will minority until 2006 they were bought by threader the Red Bull and turned into total Russell and then now they are alpha Tori

  25. Arthur Ferraz Guerino de Andrade Figueira

    Arthur Ferraz Guerino de Andrade FigueiraPřed 22 dny

    You consider that Alfa Romeo is still Sauber?

  26. heimer santos

    heimer santosPřed 22 dny

    Wasn't McLaren Mercedes for some time? Was that different to the current Mercedes?

  27. bsheehy94

    bsheehy94Před 24 dny

    Is 'Toro Rosso' meaning 'Red Bull' really a mind-blowing fact for anyone? Anyone who learned any of the latin languages in school even to a beginners level would've guessed this as soon as they heard the name 'Toro Rosso'

  28. rob

    robPřed 25 dny

    Nice, how do I buy a team? I wanna name it Tiger King

  29. Paul WR Perez

    Paul WR PerezPřed 27 dny

    Wasn’t Williams started by purchasing surtees?

  30. dan9

    dan9Před 28 dny

    And now Racing Point is going to become Aston Martin... bet Eddie Jordan won’t ever shut up about that 😂

  31. Smart1529

    Smart1529Před měsícem

    Sauber has now become Alfa Romeo and it's also considered as the Ferrari B team so that young drivers can be promoted to Ferrari if proven successful like Charles Leclerc. Who knows Antonio Giovanazzi could be an Italian driver to drive for Ferrari in years since Alboreto maybe.

  32. José Legarda

    José LegardaPřed měsícem

    Tyrell lives

  33. Jordan Payne

    Jordan PaynePřed měsícem

    I just have to imagine every other team on the grid's utter confusion at the 2009 Australia GP when they got murdered by a jumped up Honda

  34. Shahir

    ShahirPřed měsícem

    "Get in there Renault. P1" won the most weirdest n confusing history making title

  35. Edvards Vasiljevs

    Edvards VasiljevsPřed měsícem

    Alfa Romeo??

  36. Snookbone

    SnookbonePřed měsícem

    I think it's bullshit that Red Bull can own two teams. Conflict of interest, anyone?

  37. Zachy002 _YT

    Zachy002 _YTPřed měsícem

    Then we have Alfa Tauri

  38. bubesz94

    bubesz94Před měsícem

    Renault has never actually competed with itself! They were in the sport since 1977, withdrew in 1985, and then re-entered in 2002, taking over Benetton. Imagine Toyota came back into F1 again after their stint between, 2002-2009, buying Racing Point. Could we say then that Toyota's origins can be traced back to the Jordan era through Force India, when Toyota was still in F1, thus they competed against themselves? Certainly not. Hence, nor can we say that Toleman and Renault used to be the same team, they were completely different teams at the time.

  39. shebbinho

    shebbinhoPřed měsícem

    Maybe another video with the engine changes and it gets even more confusing? :) Steward (Ford) --> Jaguar (Cosworth) --> Red Bull (Cosworth, Ferrari, Renault, Honda) Minardi (Cosworth, Motori Moderni, Cosworth, Ford, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ford, Hart, Ford, Fondmetal (?), European (?), Asiatech (?), Cosworth) --> Torro Rosso (Cosworth, Ferrari, Renault, Ferrari, Renault, Honda) Toleman (Hart) --> Benneton (BMW (didn't know that), Ford, Renault, Supertec, Renault) --> Renault (Renault) --> Lotus F1 (Renault, Mercedes) --> Renault (Renault) Sauber (Ilmor, Mercedes, Ford, Petronas) --> BMW Sauber (Ferrari (not BMW!)) --> Sauber (Ferrari) Jordan (Cosworth, Yamaha, Hart, Peugeot, Mugen-Honda, Honda, Ford Cosworth, Toyota) --> Midland (Toyota) --> Spyker (Toyota, Ferrari) --> Force India (Ferrari, Mercedes) --> Racing Point (Mercedes) Tyrrell (Cosworth, Renault, Cosworth, Honda, Ilmor, Yamaha, Ford) --> BAR (Supertec, Honda) --> Honda (Honda) --> Brawn GP (Mercedes) --> Mercedes Mclaren (Ford, BRM, Ford Cosworth, BRM, Ford Cosworth, AlfaRomeo, Ford Cosworth, TAG TTE (kinda made by Porsche), Honda, Ford, Peugeot, Mercedes, Honda, Renault) Ferrari (well...)

  40. Ramiro Amaya

    Ramiro AmayaPřed měsícem

    williams n wolf...

  41. Iron Engine

    Iron EnginePřed měsícem

    So the Road Roller Team switched places after Toleman and Benetton, but at least is Renault when the Kagamine Twins were created *Daughter Of Evil's Road Roller stops and after 5 seconds, it plays again*

  42. Phönix Vettel 55

    Phönix Vettel 55Před měsícem

    1985 & 1986 there was Haas Team before but it had nothing to do with todays . The Full Name was Team Haas LTD .

  43. Bordo 10

    Bordo 10Před měsícem

    Dai rega ahahah non sapevano la roba della Toro Rosso

  44. Von duMozze

    Von duMozzePřed měsícem

    I'm saving this vid. Yeah, I could look this up but this is faster.

  45. Luckybro vlogs and gaming

    Luckybro vlogs and gamingPřed měsícem


  46. Ali Al-Ebrahim

    Ali Al-EbrahimPřed měsícem

    First, Minardi-Toro Rosso- AlphaTauri

  47. 10 Year Old GTA Player

    10 Year Old GTA PlayerPřed měsícem

    SteJagBull Lmfao

  48. Lando Calrissian

    Lando CalrissianPřed měsícem

    Pretending to be confused doesn't make team ownership look complicated, it makes you look like an idiot.

  49. chris lee

    chris leePřed měsícem

    Where does Toyota fit in?

  50. Adit Jaiswal

    Adit JaiswalPřed měsícem

    Mercedes were honda and Honda were BAR and BAR was tyrll

  51. ThatOtherGuy

    ThatOtherGuyPřed 2 měsíci

    You missed out on the most bizarre thing about Force India, Racing Point, inspite of having all the same equipment, people, and assets, is technically a completely new F1 Entry, so it isn't the same team as Force India. In spite of being force india.

  52. C. O.

    C. O.Před 2 měsíci

    Behhh ämmm wehh

  53. dande412

    dande412Před 2 měsíci

    Where is McLaren

  54. KetchaWill

    KetchaWillPřed 2 měsíci

    They’ve always been the same team.

  55. Praya

    PrayaPřed 2 měsíci

    Midland+braw legend


    DARVIN BAROIPřed 2 měsíci

    Lol Ferrari tricks me the most

  57. Owen Fisher

    Owen FisherPřed 2 měsíci

    Aston Martin Red Bull vs alpha tauri Red Bull

  58. Lochan Pennant-Shah

    Lochan Pennant-ShahPřed 2 měsíci

    i love matra's history, the ORIGINAL Colin Chapman lotus or the Wolf grand prix team

  59. Lochan Pennant-Shah

    Lochan Pennant-ShahPřed 2 měsíci

    I will burst into tears

  60. Lochan Pennant-Shah

    Lochan Pennant-ShahPřed 2 měsíci

    Please can no-one say who is colin chapman

  61. Harrison Little

    Harrison LittlePřed 2 měsíci

    Althu tari

  62. Rusydi Ramdzan

    Rusydi RamdzanPřed 2 měsíci

    And Racing Point is going to be Aston Martin Racing in the future

  63. ElDiablo

    ElDiabloPřed 2 měsíci

    Why not have teams like every other sport?🤔

  64. Evan Wright

    Evan WrightPřed 2 měsíci

    So this is a more recent history? Didn't Ferrari technically start as an alpha romeo team?

  65. Thanh Phan

    Thanh PhanPřed 2 měsíci

    I miss Bmw Williams.

  66. Anna Nylund

    Anna NylundPřed 7 dny

    No BMW

  67. Aiden Sharman

    Aiden SharmanPřed 2 měsíci

    Renault interested me the most

  68. BestProGaming 76

    BestProGaming 76Před 2 měsíci


  69. ToroRossofan12

    ToroRossofan12Před 2 měsíci


  70. Pancouver venguins

    Pancouver venguinsPřed 2 měsíci

    So toro Rosso's actual team name is Red Bull Red Bull 😂

  71. Alex's Life

    Alex's LifePřed 2 měsíci

    What about the willams

  72. Raghav Varma

    Raghav VarmaPřed 2 měsíci

    Racing Point isn't technically Force India. They used the same chassis, and bought many of it's assets, but were under a different entry. Stroll bought most of Sahara Force India when it went into administration, but he didn't buy the team entry, so legally Racing Point Force India was a whole different team even though it ran the same cars. Now Racing Point isn't even Force India anymore. But I'm not correcting you guys, I'm just saying that this is something to consider. It was good of you guys to include Racing Point, though, and not just end it at Sahara.

  73. Edmon CZ

    Edmon CZPřed 2 měsíci

    And now there Alfataouri team

  74. Jabid21

    Jabid21Před 2 měsíci

    I believe Racing Point is also renaming to Aston Martin in 2021

  75. Tomasz

    TomaszPřed 2 měsíci

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="237">3:57</a> actually it’s wrong coz now it’s a new team. Watch ChainBear’s video on this (i will link it if you are interested)

  76. BentleyWilkinson

    BentleyWilkinsonPřed 2 měsíci

    Some of the conclusions made in the video are as stupid as flat earthers..

  77. Tim

    TimPřed 2 měsíci

    What about Toyota?

  78. Rusty Ralston

    Rusty RalstonPřed 2 měsíci

    Well, TorroRosso is now AlphaTauri, Racing Point Force India is now just Racing Point, and Sauber is now Alfa Romeo.

  79. Noel Carson

    Noel CarsonPřed 2 měsíci

    What about Williams becoming BMW Williams?

  80. Lewis banks Produtions & stuff

    Lewis banks Produtions & stuffPřed 2 měsíci

    The 2 lotus’s on the grid were similar to each other. One was called lotus renault but the other renault lotus

  81. Your Average Brian

    Your Average BrianPřed 3 měsíci

    Wait did they change the CSgos font?

  82. Jarno Euser karting

    Jarno Euser kartingPřed 3 měsíci

    2020 changes : Torro rosso - Alpha Tauri Sauber - Alfa Romeo Racing point - Astin Martin

  83. lindoX  777么

    lindoX 777么Před 3 měsíci

    And the McLaren Mercedes aliancce???

  84. Muhammad Harits Harits

    Muhammad Harits HaritsPřed 3 měsíci

    Merc history is the most interesting