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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster
Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
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  • Haha - I catched the driver at the back who spins reference. I see you are a man of formuladank as well ;) :p Awesome work as always!

    snore cartsnore cart33 minuuttia sitten
  • dont know a single person who watch formula 1

    Yasin HasanYasin Hasan51 minuutti sitten
  • 11:17 mazespin

    Sexy AxolotlSexy AxolotlTunti sitten
  • In addition.

    FABI PFABI P16 tuntia sitten
  • where plane?

    General BombaGeneral Bomba20 tuntia sitten
  • 12:45 Except that no TV channels in Lithuania could afford to pay for F1 coverage, so it was dropped a while ago, leaving only the horrific F1TV service that doesn't work 1/2 the time :/

    Matas KartMatas Kart21 tunti sitten
  • Decided to Invest in Tata Communication stock which is enlisted in Indian Stock Market. Just investors things 😉

    Ijas MuhammedIjas Muhammed21 tunti sitten
  • What's the skyline at 7:54? I don't recognize that city.

    DanielDaniel22 tuntia sitten
  • Please stop with this Brilliant stuff. Honestly it teaches you nothing and still people claim they know machine learning (and all models there are) while the CV of someone who might have done years worth of DNN lacks points in logistic regression or random forrest. No researcher knows all methods but someone who has taken a brilliant course could sell superficial knowledge as deep knowledge. And believe me real researchers would and could not do this.

    Henrik KowalskiHenrik KowalskiPäivä sitten
  • Please do a bit about the medical coverage at F1

    joep vnjoep vnPäivä sitten
  • I love how F1 is the new airplanes

    killerch0killerch0Päivä sitten
  • Dude, I was so hoping you'd dig into F1 and then you did - perfection once again!

    cchaz003cchaz003Päivä sitten
  • 🇮🇳 Proud of Tata Communications Indian Company making Indians Proud in World. Also the Company of Ratan Tata

    Vishesh KothariVishesh KothariPäivä sitten
  • Not every sentence needs to sound so dramatic. Calm your narration down, dude.

    Ben TaylorBen Taylor2 päivää sitten
  • Quality? BroadWhat? 720p? A problem? FFFUUUUUUU!

    Dongle BerryDongle Berry2 päivää sitten
  • It would seem that how the F1 races are produced & broadcast is infinitely more fascinating than the races themselves.

    Lance GambitLance Gambit2 päivää sitten
  • I just thought I'd get a video about live TV broadcasting, but to find out that it's actually just an F1 logistics vid, I'm delightfully bamboozled

    Steven SamuelSteven Samuel2 päivää sitten
  • What’s the difference between sender and BaI?

    Super PandasSuper Pandas3 päivää sitten
    • *HAI

      Super PandasSuper Pandas3 päivää sitten
  • FIworld is for information not accessible through Wikipedia.. and this video contains PhD in Formula 1 info.

    Ali SyedAli Syed3 päivää sitten
  • Who’s that williams at the back? @10:37

    Kylla ZanabiKylla Zanabi3 päivää sitten
  • Loved the details in this vid, thanks! Though I wish there would have been even a little talk about the sound mix as part of the production, in addition to cameras and data transmission. In a time when most people’s personal experience with capturing live video is from a smartphone which automatically combines video and sound, this is not inherently the case in professional production. Many of the cams are shooting very long shots and the “local” sound at the operators location is either not captured at all, or would not be a good choice for the final mix to match the image framing after zooming in, etc. So there are hundreds of microphones of all types being mixed as part of that broadcast. Since some of the stock footage was of sound mixers would have been cool to address it also!

    Lars JorgensenLars Jorgensen4 päivää sitten
  • Okay but how about scheduling routes for an aeroplane?

    Big OnichaBig Onicha4 päivää sitten
  • Hey is that sam

    Medad AlfalasiMedad Alfalasi4 päivää sitten
  • I wonder if the record it in PAL, NTSC or SECAM.

    Village BlunderVillage Blunder4 päivää sitten
  • Quidditch must be a nightmare

    teresa puthoorteresa puthoor4 päivää sitten
  • The sporting event that always boggles my mind in terms of broadcast is the Tour De France.

    Jonathan LeeJonathan Lee4 päivää sitten
  • You sound like hai guy

    loads of contentloads of content4 päivää sitten
  • Tata - Real pride of India

    Prerak KallaPrerak Kalla5 päivää sitten
  • Can you do a video about the logistics of car or airplane manufacturing? That would be awesome!

    Santiago Mendez-RoelofsSantiago Mendez-Roelofs5 päivää sitten
  • theres this crazy video in the F1 channel here on yt where you hear the directors talking to each other. interesting as hell imo. search ''How TV Directors Captured the Action in Germany'' here on yt

    TeroxTerox5 päivää sitten
  • my condolences that you had to do a video about f1 lol. bet it was a pain in the *ss to get stockfootage. f1 is crazy about their licenses

    TeroxTerox5 päivää sitten
  • I really appreciate the effort that Sam (or his underpaid grad student staff lol) makes to gear these videos towards an international audience. I get so sick of the over-saturation of North American media in the English-speaking world. Thank you for making the effort

    Joe Morris BrayJoe Morris Bray6 päivää sitten
  • Halim Talafuka,Alhamdulillahirobbil Alamiin,Allahumma Amiin,Trima Kasih.@$#.

    Halim HalimHalim Halim6 päivää sitten
  • So is that why so far this season F1 has been so terrible at showing live overtakes compared to the previous era? Primarily just switching between those cameras on track one to next rather then all feeds in between those, that have been currently mostly used for replays.

    abb baabb ba6 päivää sitten
  • This guy sounds like the guy from hai

    YandeMCYandeMC6 päivää sitten
  • I see that live TV has no other way to work - they have a single time slot on a single channel. But with the Internet, allowing people to choose what to watch and when to watch it - I would *love* to have access to the raw data - all the cameras, so I can choose to focus on a driver of my own choosing. It would not even be that difficult, you can stream an arbitrary number of videos to youtube, or Twitch.

    Nikola TasevNikola Tasev6 päivää sitten
  • This is better than "Drive to Survive"

    Karthik Srikanth BrahmajosyulaKarthik Srikanth Brahmajosyula7 päivää sitten
  • Briiiiiiiiicks part 2!!!!

    Frank R. HaugenFrank R. Haugen7 päivää sitten
  • Hai is better

    e ee e7 päivää sitten
  • could you do some more videos about cargo and aviation?

    KevinKevin7 päivää sitten
  • Oh, @01:12 I see you used some of my country's criminal organisation people (the government staff)

    NoukzNoukz8 päivää sitten
  • Wendover, more like bendover.

    Sergio PranavSergio Pranav8 päivää sitten
  • Love it!

    sokin jonsokin jon8 päivää sitten
  • U seem to be a very big fan of F1

    RyanMr92RyanMr928 päivää sitten
  • I’m surprised that they still use helicopters. Seems like those days would be close to becoming extinct. Just seems like drones are getting so much better and are so much safer for everyone. I mean, with all the moving parts already, a helicopter is just another part that can go wrong, and if that part fails, it’s not only expensive, but lots of people could die. I don’t know much about drones- other than they can vary in size from finger tip to airplane size, so I’m sure they can still be just as dangerous if they needed a camera that large, but it seems like technology is on the brink of being able to make cameras and drones work in unison to get the amazing shots without the need for the heavy equipment 🤷‍♀️

    LivingDeadGirlLivingDeadGirl8 päivää sitten
    • In the US, they have replaced the cable cam for auto racing. Drones however are restricted to how high they can fly. Operator must maintain visual at all times. Helicopters and blimps can fly higher for larger area coverage. Larger lenses on helicopters = better closeups from a distance.

      Comment 200Comment 2003 päivää sitten
  • this makes the random cuts to team radio traffic make more sense and the best thing about F1 coverage is basically no commercials

    Justin KosterJustin Koster8 päivää sitten
    • There are commercials

      Philipp LamaPhilipp Lama7 päivää sitten
    • Kind of sounds like a commercial...

      sokin jonsokin jon8 päivää sitten
  • disliked cause did not mention hockey

    Jean-Marc BelliveauJean-Marc Belliveau8 päivää sitten
  • As an Indian, I had no idea that Tata packed so much heat, neither did I know that they are the only Tier 1 comm network in the country. It's a pretty low key company and extremely respected here.

    Saket IyerSaket Iyer9 päivää sitten
  • If Wendover had a live news channel, it would only be about planes, geography problems, and bricks

    bilinas minibilinas mini9 päivää sitten
  • Great video! Please do a video about the logistics of the Olympics over the summer. A sporting movement with the best intensions that is poorly executed every single time. The debt that host cities incur is not helped by the convoluted ticketing system that leaves many tickets unsold. It would be great if the Olympics could be fixed so that they are less of a burden on the host city.

    Tom CzechTom Czech9 päivää sitten
  • Got to know something new about Tata. Great video by the way.

    Tech BuildTech Build9 päivää sitten
  • Tata sky huh🙂

    Deepanshu PayaalDeepanshu Payaal9 päivää sitten
    • NIce tatas.

      bilinas minibilinas mini9 päivää sitten

    Ankit DhootAnkit Dhoot9 päivää sitten
  • Ahhh it's too complicated thanks to our engineers

    GOOD FARMERGOOD FARMER9 päivää sitten
  • Zzzzzzzzzz

    DouglasDouglas9 päivää sitten
    • +1 (813) 492-4201 *wat’s@pp*】

      official gwenofficial gwen9 päivää sitten
  • I've been a camera operator and director for a very tiny local broadcast (annual Christmas telethon) and I thought THAT was stressful...

    Emily PayeurEmily Payeur9 päivää sitten
    • Ah, those were the days (some 38 years ago in local cable tv). High school parades, telethons, 3 cameras for football games with no replay, student announcers, primitive graphics.

      Comment 200Comment 2003 päivää sitten
    • @Wendover Productions joined 2 days ago 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣

      GOOD FARMERGOOD FARMER9 päivää sitten
  • Sam is watching in Netflix Formula1 drive to survive. I mean for live just show the race no story needed, since stories are better crafted for post production like what Netflix does

    CS AntonCS Anton9 päivää sitten
  • i'm blown away Wendover didn't do a video on the recent Suez Canal incident. It's gotta be in the works.

    Ross MorganRoss Morgan9 päivää sitten
  • Fact: People watch live TV just to see our world famous news lady

    seiom jvonyseiom jvony9 päivää sitten
  • Video summary: How do they show every s🅱inalla live?

    APS1999APS19999 päivää sitten
  • Kind of sounds like a commercial...

    The Way of LouThe Way of Lou10 päivää sitten
    • +1 (813) 492-4201 *wat’s@pp*】

      official gwenofficial gwen9 päivää sitten
  • *Twice as Interesting*

    Obsidian NebulaObsidian Nebula10 päivää sitten
  • Wow

    Big 50Big 5010 päivää sitten
  • so would eurovision fall into the news category then?

    StevanStevan10 päivää sitten

      seiom jvonyseiom jvony9 päivää sitten
  • My cousin works in the F1 TV production team, gets to travel to all the races. Pretty awesome job! :)

    AlpineAddictAlpineAddict10 päivää sitten
  • You forgot cricket

    Umesh JaidUmesh Jaid10 päivää sitten
  • NIce tatas.

    Adam KattAdam Katt10 päivää sitten
  • Ohhh, is that why F1 broadcasts are terrible and you never see the part of the track where the action is actually happening?

    Tim MeredithTim Meredith10 päivää sitten
    • @Wendover Productions lol, 'Joined 1 Day ago' and 0 content... I guess any channel can just call itself Wendover Productions and try to scam people huh. Seems like a flaw in the FIworld system (Edit - this is in reference to a spam reply to my initial comment by an account calling itself "Wendover Productions" that was clearly fake, but I suspect it's going to get removed since I reported it, so here's the context)

      Tim MeredithTim Meredith9 päivää sitten
  • Anyone else notice that the "television satellite" at 5:29 was a spacex cargo dragon?

    Aaron HessAaron Hess10 päivää sitten
    • Yup. They should have used stock footage of a NASA TDRS satellite.

      Comment 200Comment 2003 päivää sitten
  • 11:18 Nikita Mazepin, anyone?

    Connor McCourtConnor McCourt10 päivää sitten
  • F1 makes any video twice as interesting.

    TLTL10 päivää sitten
  • sooooo airplanes?

    Benjamin CarlinBenjamin Carlin11 päivää sitten
  • What does this have to do with *planes* ?

    Alexis GarciaAlexis Garcia11 päivää sitten
  • The only problem is that Lithuanians can't get their TV providers to get their act together and purchase rights to broadcast it. 😬

    Edvinas RupkusEdvinas Rupkus11 päivää sitten
  • 2:56 Even in Wendover videos, Mercedes are still 1-2

    Astoria GamingAstoria Gaming11 päivää sitten
    • @Wendover Productions Hello fake Wendover, how ya doin

      Astoria GamingAstoria Gaming9 päivää sitten
  • The Airtel 4G office shown is in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Dhiru HalaiDhiru Halai11 päivää sitten

    DerflaDerfla11 päivää sitten
  • TV Publica momento

    LogoLogo11 päivää sitten
  • I got shocked when he used news from my country at 1:14 . Like why why us .

    Lis ShalaLis Shala11 päivää sitten
  • But I want to learn more about airplanes

    Mr Russell's Musical AdventuresMr Russell's Musical Adventures11 päivää sitten
  • How did the primeminister of the Republic of Kosovo made it here? 😂

    Albi AvdyliAlbi Avdyli11 päivää sitten
  • 0:21 If anybody cares, this is the Silverstone race track

    Leonaяdo DiCapяioLeonaяdo DiCapяio11 päivää sitten
  • Amazing video as always

    Jae JooJae Joo11 päivää sitten
  • 3:56 Really?

    BloodRider 1914BloodRider 191411 päivää sitten
  • 5:28 thats not a satellite thats a dragon rider capsule

    antsoljaantsolja11 päivää sitten
    • @Nagarjun Kashyap its proly just a bot lol

      antsoljaantsolja11 päivää sitten
    • @Nagarjun Kashyap so it is i didnt even realize that was supposed to be a phone number

      antsoljaantsolja11 päivää sitten
    • @antsolja hope you didn't call him. That's a scammer.

      Nagarjun KashyapNagarjun Kashyap11 päivää sitten
    • @Wendover Productions i dont get it lol

      antsoljaantsolja11 päivää sitten
  • Using imperial units in F1? Yes F1 broadcasting worldwide, And uses METRIC, not imperial units. WHY? Because only 3 countries use Imperial units and the rest of the world uses metric. Plus it's Football, not soccer... Go outside the US and ask anyone and they will give you that answer. We call it American football, AND The other one Football ⚽ .

    evil701evil70111 päivää sitten
  • Wow , what a great video Thanks

    Justus CilliersJustus Cilliers11 päivää sitten
  • Y'all please do watch Snl behind the scenes.The level of detailing that goes on to make the show is mind boggingly complex.

    Aman PandaAman Panda11 päivää sitten
    • @Wendover Productions what's that?!!!

      Aman PandaAman Panda10 päivää sitten
  • couldn't find a prober telecom sat image? :(

    Maura BrechtMaura Brecht12 päivää sitten
  • Why is cricket never mentioned when talking about popular sports stuff in almost all the videos I watch?

    Salman FarooqSalman Farooq12 päivää sitten
  • I’m pretty sure they just press play.

    MrMysteryman00MrMysteryman0012 päivää sitten
  • 7 seconds delay??? Literally unwatchable.

    TitusTitus12 päivää sitten
  • It's weird when a town local to you (Biggin Hill) is mentioned in an international video viewed by millions.

    bouytt guytbouytt guyt12 päivää sitten
  • Very glad to see the most respected and credible business group of India bein the backbone of the World's Internet.

    Ramkumar Suresh N VRamkumar Suresh N V12 päivää sitten
  • Imagine cycling and you following riders on bikes on general roads in mountains, yourself on the back of a bike holding an HD camera and an antenna to transmit it to heli to plane and then back.

    Pulkit SharmaPulkit Sharma12 päivää sitten
    • @Wendover Productions yeah man im here

      Pulkit SharmaPulkit Sharma10 päivää sitten
  • I doubt Dragon has ever helped to broadcast something. Nevertheless, great video!

    lukas ssslukas sss12 päivää sitten
    • 5:30 that's a SpaceX Cargo Dragon, not a communication satellite.

      bouytt guytbouytt guyt12 päivää sitten
  • 5:31 lol that's Cargo Dragon

    Benjamin ReidBenjamin Reid12 päivää sitten
  • Thats no Satellite, that's a Dragon!

    Vinay NagashettiVinay Nagashetti12 päivää sitten
  • Money laundering... with gambling and cameras!

    Brian DoyleBrian Doyle12 päivää sitten
  • Is Sam an F1 fan or something? This is the second video he's done on it.

    Aidan MooreAidan Moore12 päivää sitten