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 • 494

  • Hose B
    Hose B  2 months back

    Too many plot holes. Rushed into theaters before proper post-production.

    • netsurferx1
      netsurferx1  3 months back

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


      Pity.

      • Sergio David Buitron
        Sergio David Buitron  4 months 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 months back

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

          • Insan Siregar
            Insan Siregar  4 months back

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

            • Jeff Edwards
              Jeff Edwards  4 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  4 months back

                back to mosport please!

                • Frank Smith
                  Frank Smith  4 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  4 months back

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

                    • Val Santiago
                      Val Santiago  4 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  4 months back

                        chainbearF1: i have to eat, you know.

                        • magknight
                          magknight  4 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  4 months back

                            in 2019 SC is faster than williams

                            • rnz mnby
                              rnz mnby  4 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  4 months back

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

                                • DeltaPenguin518
                                  DeltaPenguin518  4 months back

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

                                  • Tarantula Gamer
                                    Tarantula Gamer  4 months back

                                    que hacia maldonado en 1973

                                    • Brian Anshen
                                      Brian Anshen  4 months back

                                      Why are all safety cars Mercedes? seems kinda biased.

                                      • Sai Kiran
                                        Sai Kiran  4 months back

                                        First race won by fia : June 9th 2019

                                        • Valtonics
                                          Valtonics  4 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

                                          • Dita Tabialublu
                                            Dita Tabialublu  4 months back

                                            safety car gay

                                            • nidgereedo
                                              nidgereedo  4 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  4 months back

                                                Haha nice

                                                • Spooky Lukey
                                                  Spooky Lukey  4 months back

                                                  They should have a bugatti veyron as the safety car

                                                  • Delta Green
                                                    Delta Green  4 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?

                                                    • Dead Channel
                                                      Dead Channel  4 months back

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




                                                      2019 & 2018 Williams

                                                      • hyperscroll
                                                        hyperscroll  4 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???  4 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  4 months back

                                                            what's a Prosh?

                                                            • Ferariiman
                                                              Ferariiman  4 months back

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

                                                              • Bratwurst
                                                                Bratwurst  4 months back

                                                                5 s penalty

                                                                • mohlodi tshimollo
                                                                  mohlodi tshimollo  4 months back

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

                                                                  • Mish View
                                                                    Mish View  4 months back

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

                                                                    • salah Dehina
                                                                      salah Dehina  4 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-  4 months back

                                                                        yeeeeeeeeeee boiiiii

                                                                        • TheTangyMango
                                                                          TheTangyMango  4 months back

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

                                                                          • Ryan
                                                                            Ryan  4 months back

                                                                            First 5 second penalty in f1

                                                                            • George Chivu
                                                                              George Chivu  4 months back

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

                                                                              • mustang6172
                                                                                mustang6172  4 months back

                                                                                Now do a video about the medical car.

                                                                                • Super Bill
                                                                                  Super Bill  4 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 -  4 months back

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

                                                                                    Would be interesting.

                                                                                    • Borna boki
                                                                                      Borna boki  4 months back

                                                                                      The video is 5 seco ds too long in my opinion

                                                                                      • Aymen Abdou
                                                                                        Aymen Abdou  4 months back

                                                                                        "So much detail in the video"

                                                                                        • Iceman
                                                                                          Iceman  4 months back

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

                                                                                          • Mohit Akundi
                                                                                            Mohit Akundi  4 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

                                                                                            • Bujur Bujur
                                                                                              Bujur Bujur  4 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  4 months back

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

                                                                                                • A.J.P.
                                                                                                  A.J.P.  4 months back

                                                                                                  Safety car driver is one of the best jobs really.