The First Safety Car In F1: 1973 Canadian Grand Prix | F1 Firsts

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  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • A flashback to the 1973 Canadian Grand Prix - and a landmark race that saw the first Safety Car in F1 history...

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Comments • 493

  • netsurferx1
    netsurferx1  2 weeks back

    Hmm...I guess the fabled Lancia Stratos safety car is exactly that...Fabled.


    Pity.

    • Sergio David Buitron
      Sergio David Buitron  4 weeks back

      El Safety ha sido una de las grandes ideas que ha tenido la F1. Gracias por contarnos su historia,Liberty

      • Ethan Bush
        Ethan Bush  4 weeks back

        Why did the duck have to suffer such a painful end.

        • Insan Siregar
          Insan Siregar  1 months back

          Now we need Ferrari FXX K EVO as the new 2020 F1 safety car

          • Jeff Edwards
            Jeff Edwards  1 months back

            Another fun fact. The 1973 Canadian Grand Prix is also the last time a driver born in the USA won a F1 race. Mario Andretti was an American citizen when he won the 1978 world championship, but he was born in Italy. This was also Peter Revson’s final win, as he was killed in a practice crash at Kylami in early 1974.

            • EpilepticToast
              EpilepticToast  1 months back

              back to mosport please!

              • Frank Smith
                Frank Smith  1 months back

                Is that a subtle Mercedes commercial by F1 on expense of Porsche, at the end of the video? Starting from 1:03

                • Game Reviews Com Gabriel
                  Game Reviews Com Gabriel  1 months back

                  0:57 FACT: With so many fans on the Interlagos track, Senna Used the Safety Car to do a... “Runaway”

                  • valfs santiago
                    valfs santiago  1 months back

                    So where’s that bright yellow porsche now!? Should be in a museum! It should have been the pace car in F1 1000 in Shanghai

                    • Mitchell Holladay
                      Mitchell Holladay  1 months back

                      chainbearF1: i have to eat, you know.

                      • magknight
                        magknight  1 months back

                        In one of the Argentine GPs in the 90s they used a Renault Clio Williams and it was soooo slow it hurt.

                        • Ramon Homjak
                          Ramon Homjak  1 months back

                          in 2019 SC is faster than williams

                          • rnz mnby
                            rnz mnby  1 months back

                            It would be nice to have several Manufacturers for safety cars. We have quite a line up

                            Mercedes
                            Ferrari
                            Aston Martin
                            Mclaren
                            Alfa Romeo
                            Renault

                            • Jeremy Nicoll
                              Jeremy Nicoll  1 months back

                              Loving the history/facts videos that F1 are doing lately!

                              • DeltaPenguin518
                                DeltaPenguin518  1 months back

                                I like the voice of the commentary in this video, don't fire her

                                • Tarantula Gamer
                                  Tarantula Gamer  1 months back

                                  que hacia maldonado en 1973

                                  • Brian Anshen
                                    Brian Anshen  1 months back

                                    Why are all safety cars Mercedes? seems kinda biased.

                                    • Sai Kiran
                                      Sai Kiran  1 months back

                                      First race won by fia : June 9th 2019

                                      • Alteric Racing
                                        Alteric Racing  1 months back

                                        Notice the safety car is a Mercedes. Who is the fia biased to Mercedes’s. See the connection. FIA WANTS MERCEDES-AMG TO WIN THE RACE. The FIA is sponsored by Mercedes so they have to win all the races


                                        Opps I got a 5 second penalty for look at hamlton wrong. Also another 5 second penalty for exposing the fia

                                        • Brap Brap Stututu
                                          Brap Brap Stututu  1 months back

                                          safety car gay

                                          • nidgereedo
                                            nidgereedo  1 months back

                                            I loved seeing the safety car gunning it around the track when I was in Sepang before the F1 cars came out...it's still a beast despite Lewis always questioning "Why is the safety care going so slow?"

                                            • szewei85
                                              szewei85  1 months back

                                              Haha nice

                                              • Luke Welch
                                                Luke Welch  1 months back

                                                They should have a bugatti veyron as the safety car

                                                • Delta Green
                                                  Delta Green  1 months back

                                                  So why is the safety and medical cars both mercedes? Did mercedes donate it to F1? did F1 buy them? Also are those the same cars or are they different cars stored at each circuit?

                                                  • William Warby
                                                    William Warby  1 months back

                                                    meh i think the most recent safety car is...




                                                    2019 & 2018 Williams

                                                    • hyperscroll
                                                      hyperscroll  1 months back

                                                      So basicaly I've been driving an official safety car.
                                                      I have never thought about Tempra that way.

                                                      • 28 StAB woUnDS???
                                                        28 StAB woUnDS???  1 months back

                                                        Yeah but why is the safety car a merc why not have a cool supercar or a hyper car like a Ferrari or a McLaren to represent the pinicle of motorsport???

                                                        • Juventin
                                                          Juventin  1 months back

                                                          what's a Prosh?

                                                          • Ferariiman
                                                            Ferariiman  1 months back

                                                            hey F1, you missed that epic 1994 San Marino snail "safety" car, it was a FIAT iirc.

                                                            • Kinoller Free
                                                              Kinoller Free  1 months back

                                                              5 s penalty

                                                              • mohlodi tshimollo
                                                                mohlodi tshimollo  1 months back

                                                                Why for the past two decades we only seen a mercedes safety car?

                                                                • Mish View
                                                                  Mish View  1 months back

                                                                  Please make it a full video, with safety car per year !!! :) #f1 #safetycar

                                                                  • salah Dehina
                                                                    salah Dehina  1 months back

                                                                    imagine having a lamborghini aventador svj as the safety car now! but that'll never happen as it is much louder than formula 1 cars today

                                                                    • -NN-
                                                                      -NN-  1 months back

                                                                      yeeeeeeeeeee boiiiii

                                                                      • TheTangyMango
                                                                        TheTangyMango  1 months back

                                                                        Mercedes are saftey cars because they can’t be passed without a penalty.

                                                                        • Ryan
                                                                          Ryan  1 months back

                                                                          First 5 second penalty in f1

                                                                          • George Chivu
                                                                            George Chivu  1 months back

                                                                            Safety car at Imola was among the causes that killed Senna.

                                                                            • mustang6172
                                                                              mustang6172  1 months back

                                                                              Now do a video about the medical car.

                                                                              • Super Bill
                                                                                Super Bill  1 months back

                                                                                The Lambo was just a course car following the cars on lap 1 in case there was a big smash. Probably with Dr Sid Watkins on the back seat!

                                                                                • BenDaKill -
                                                                                  BenDaKill -  1 months back

                                                                                  In 20 Years we'll have a Le Mans Prototype as a safetycar.

                                                                                  Would be interesting.

                                                                                  • Borna boki
                                                                                    Borna boki  1 months back

                                                                                    The video is 5 seco ds too long in my opinion

                                                                                    • Aymen Abdou
                                                                                      Aymen Abdou  1 months back

                                                                                      "So much detail in the video"

                                                                                      • Iceman
                                                                                        Iceman  1 months back

                                                                                        First safety car was in 1996 because that’s the year they stopped running over Taki Inoue

                                                                                        • Mohit Akundi
                                                                                          Mohit Akundi  1 months back

                                                                                          F1 : This is the pinnacle of Motorsport. Fastest in the world

                                                                                          Also F1: Let's use the slowest Porsche in the world for the safety car

                                                                                          • Sambal Pedas
                                                                                            Sambal Pedas  1 months back

                                                                                            Yeah but they're very less to be used, i mean why utilise VSC? as it doesn't pack the race and just giving advantages to the race leader instead. Or why driver allowed to pit in straight before safety car on the track instead after pack it up? It make the pit busy and could actually bring chaos if they pit right when safety car deployed.

                                                                                            • Nasir Stallworth
                                                                                              Nasir Stallworth  1 months back

                                                                                              I want a Porsche 911 to be next year's safety car

                                                                                              • A.J.P.
                                                                                                A.J.P.  1 months back

                                                                                                Safety car driver is one of the best jobs really.

                                                                                                • DJSteenkampMusic
                                                                                                  DJSteenkampMusic  1 months back

                                                                                                  these vids are cool. keep em coming