What's changed on the Mercedes car for the 2021 season? | Ted Kravitz discusses with James Allison

Ted Kravitz is joined by Mercedes’ Technical Director James Allison and the W12 to look at all the major car changes for the 2021 season.
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  1. Carlton Melson

    Carlton Melson

    17 dagen geleden

    Good, Keep it to yourself.

  2. Craig C.

    Craig C.

    17 dagen geleden

    What happened to Sky Sports? This is day 17 with no new NLcameras videos since this one. That’s roughly how many videos Formula 1 has posted since. You have the good content, put it up!

  3. CARVLOGde


    18 dagen geleden


  4. sjll89


    19 dagen geleden

    "Fractal complexity" can't get more complex than that!

  5. Shane Simpson

    Shane Simpson

    22 dagen geleden

    Does the wind tunnel and CFD restrict them on developing next seasons car?

  6. Ray Chambers

    Ray Chambers

    25 dagen geleden

    He's more interesting than the racing.

  7. Enzo MA

    Enzo MA

    27 dagen geleden

    why is the sound level so low in this video

  8. Shalem Jackson

    Shalem Jackson

    27 dagen geleden

    James Alison is such a nerd and I really appreciate and admire him.



    28 dagen geleden

    Letting James go in 2016 was a mistake that has cost Ferrari world championships. They should know how to keep brilliant minds in the team like Red Bull and Mercedes. Ferrari thinks they can buy anyone with money and past glories but that’s not true. But making Mattia team principle was the biggest mistake Ferrari made.



      28 dagen geleden

      Mercedes is the perfect example of how any institution should be. Merc is the best team but Ferrari is love. FORZA FERRARI

  10. Papa, Francis Zenas

    Papa, Francis Zenas

    29 dagen geleden

    Legit, James Alison is probably one of the best people to listen to; I was basically entranced in this video and didn't even notice it was over till it was.......just so soothing of a voice and very knowledgeable

  11. garrison441


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    What a guy

  12. CL Dan

    CL Dan

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    They need to target Ferrari getting paid more than any other team even if they have a losing season! That doesn't seem fair! They're definitely targeting Mercedes!

  13. Adrian Ang

    Adrian Ang

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    audio is sooo soft

  14. Jonathan Vogt

    Jonathan Vogt

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    Excellent video. More long-form tech stuff please! :D

  15. Jazz Cat

    Jazz Cat

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    Before testing: All the experts don't who will be most affected by the new the regs. After testing: It was designed to hurt the Mercs

  16. BlackKnight101


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    What cracked me up was after qualifying how commentators were raving about finaly having Lewis vs Max at the front and how the changes had worked. LOL LOL LOL Last race of last year was same track and Lewis was .4 ahead of Max. 3 months later with only this change and now Max is .4 ahead. See how it shapes out over the year, but so far just seems they flipped who s on top, not much else.

  17. _oliiver


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    11:55 - Inspector Ted capturing data for RBR 13:55 - *Lewis Hamilton has left the chat*



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    The biggest change no Mercedes 1,2 hahah

  19. Mark Sawyer

    Mark Sawyer

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    No other sport ties a hand behind the back of the better sportsman. That rule is BS and is not fair it’s got to go. Stop messing my F1 up!!!

  20. Brad Pittman

    Brad Pittman

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    Obviously the best way to create innovation is to cap the budget and restrict testing. Very good for innovation no doubt. I won’t be surprised if they end up creating a fixed car that all the teams have and the only thing they can tune is the tire pressure. It’s fine. I just wish they were a bit more honest about why they’re doing it. Everyone knows it’s because since the turbo came back merc has been crushing and they’re trying to have another team beat merc. That’s why. And it’s the only reason. Anyways. Have a nice day.

  21. Simon Johnston

    Simon Johnston

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    You are Sky. You are not poor. Please pay for some subtitles!

  22. Arie Struik

    Arie Struik

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    James is legend explaining the most complex matters. Imagine he'd explain women to us.

  23. Baron van Dedem

    Baron van Dedem

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    Where do the sandbags go or is the car shittier than RB's?

  24. Larry Guerriero

    Larry Guerriero

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    No Notebook for Canada? It's not part of the Canadian broadcast and it was on NLcameras last year....what gives?

  25. drdave84


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    Allison’s next level F1 nerd. Even Toto is like whoa dude...

  26. Scotty


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    The jet black lined with the turquoise looks so good

  27. steven maddison

    steven maddison

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    if red bull win the champion ship to me it will be because FIA changed the rules for red bull to win..

  28. g0ldenb0y


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    what a beautiful machine

  29. Micro Soft

    Micro Soft

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    so, im supposed to believe that JA is just gonna tell TK what was changed on their car? i mean cmon..........this is all a smoke screen.

  30. Leon Baumer

    Leon Baumer

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    Ted I love you but it should but it should be Sam Collins here!

  31. Glenn Watson

    Glenn Watson

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    Fascinating interview, as usual, but for me, a 30 year fan of the sport, I cannot wait for this generation of car and engine to be over. These cars are too big, too heavy, too complicated, and the engine rule achieved the exact opposite of what it set out to do. Given the fan excitement over Alonso's demo run in his v10 championship car, I think many agree.

  32. Jonathan SV

    Jonathan SV

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    Sky Sports: So what have you changed? James: Well we're not gonna tell you that. Classic James

  33. David izrailov

    David izrailov

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    I want James to read me bedtime stories

  34. Meme Raven

    Meme Raven

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    I love the Watch, James is wearing..

  35. kieran


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    James is arrogant but I like his arrogance!!!!

  36. Miles Davis

    Miles Davis

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    Where did you spend your tokens? NOT SAYING! Hahahaha!



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    the audio was very low. Need to boost it. i have it on max volume and can barley hear.

    • Miles Davis

      Miles Davis

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      Audio was fine for me.

  38. Mrtweet81


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    Does anyone by any chance know if James would consider adopting a 220lbs, big bearded, 40 year old Norwegian?

  39. RC Ritter FPV

    RC Ritter FPV

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    all this is great stuff, thank you.

  40. djdsf


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    Is Sky F1 the Mercedes youtube channel? Why don't you guys show us the Mclaren or the Williams since they are UK based?

  41. Ciaron Smith

    Ciaron Smith

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    In 2016, Ferrari should have fired Binotto, and kept James Allison when the power struggle started. Allison, Mattiacci, Kimi & Lewis would have won everything.

  42. Adam Ndaw

    Adam Ndaw

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    Great show

  43. valdezapg


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    Why is there aliasing in this video?

  44. Max Koglin

    Max Koglin

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    Phenomenal lighting!

  45. Chris Hayes

    Chris Hayes

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    4:30 He tried to sneak it in 😂 Oh well

  46. Alen Green

    Alen Green

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    I think that Mercedes did not a good job for the 2021 car.

  47. James Shaw

    James Shaw

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    Ok, lots of tells here of what they don’t want to show. Camera angles, they didn’t show any of the rear. There were also no low shots of the car. Ted kept on going around the back and James body language looked twitchy. I think Ted knows and he was pushing his luck. Ted physically went around the back and if you were doing a show and tell you’d join him, but James wanted to steer the conversation back. James never went around the back and stayed near the rear tyres. I’m sure Ted knew this and that’s why he ducked down to have a look. Another tell was when James spoke about the token. He said it’s used on one big thing or two little things. Not sure which one they used it on but I felt like it was one big one from James wording. RedBull, keep an eye on them. They hiding something.

  48. Hold the Door

    Hold the Door

    Maand geleden

    but damn, them switching to the black was the best decision they made. it looks absolutely gorgeous.

    • Armando Kola

      Armando Kola

      27 dagen geleden

      Totally agree !!

  49. Hold the Door

    Hold the Door

    Maand geleden

    -What's changed on the Mercedes car for the 2021 season? i didn't slow down

  50. C Hobson

    C Hobson

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    evil businesses

  51. Michael Amechi

    Michael Amechi

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    I dare Mercedes to name their 2022 car ..........W13!

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    Wesley Chase

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  53. T BZ

    T BZ

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    17:05 I genuinely teared up. Miss you Niki.

  54. TheDragonaf1


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    "what has changed" - we used to have the fastest car....

  55. Boemo Molefe

    Boemo Molefe

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    Where are the shorts?🤣😂

  56. Calvin Chann

    Calvin Chann

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    The subtle art of keeping it interesting while giving as little away as possible.

  57. Sky-view


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    Colin Chapman cracked the F1 car innovation design in the 70s. His lotus F1 cars would embarrass the new F1 cars on track today.

  58. Leo Charles

    Leo Charles

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  59. Pawx_FPV


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    I'm a huge McLaren fan but I must say, that W12 is beautiful!

  60. Moving Chicane

    Moving Chicane

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    Very enjoyable! Thank you.

  61. andy chung

    andy chung

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    Ted "First time I havent seen him in shorts" Kravitz

  62. 415 s30

    415 s30

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    Yay TED! :D

  63. MassLuca007


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    I'm surprised that Ted knew about low rake cars being less affected by the floor changes. i thought we didn't find that out until pre-season. someone behind the scenes must have told him

  64. Sanjiv Pradhanang

    Sanjiv Pradhanang

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    Red Bull, take notes. Anything you can to zoom past these guys miles ahead.

  65. Redskies453


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    Simple, they took the removable sandbags and bolted them directly to the chassis.

  66. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies

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    Never understood any of these changes until I saw this. Mechanical moron now understands

  67. G B

    G B

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    Being an F1 geek, I'm interested if there's a new bolt never mind tiny carbon bits! I need to know everything!

  68. NRDN


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    Makes me wonder what she’s hiding under her skirt?

  69. myoldreteacher


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    12:26 - Expanding my air as much as possible is what got me banished to the spare room... :(

  70. STU86_OnlineGaming


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    His speech about the car is worth his yearly salary 😂 so clever 👊🏼

  71. Erika


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    This video is like 3 hours too short

  72. strangenotes4


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    what a waste of cheese

  73. K Roadster

    K Roadster

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    Would want to know if the new Front Features would help on the old cars floor

  74. Justin McKain

    Justin McKain

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    @22:00 Who else hearing the aston martin valkyrie in the background?

  75. Roo Marr

    Roo Marr

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    Great video. Allison follows Brawn in being a great and honest communicator. So the shorter FP1 and 2 is to create fake jeopardy, like many of the stupid ideas the new owners have brought in.. The ones who will suffer are the real fans of real racing...

  76. Jack Davison

    Jack Davison

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    Ted is just a straight up savage

  77. LtGenWadeWilson


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    Really not a fan of thier livery this year

  78. Paul Posey

    Paul Posey

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    I have watched F1 well over 60 years. I have been fortunate to have seen the Italian race in person, Indy F1 and many times to the Austin US race. Although this past race Hamilton was pushed hard, he never the less won the race. I appreciate any comments on post I leave, I stand by my comments.

  79. Swiss T

    Swiss T

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    This is the content i love watching. James was great, extremely fair with little bias. very interesting and very clear. more like this please Ted

  80. dwayne mcquilkin

    dwayne mcquilkin

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    appendages < sticky outy things

  81. Thanos Liaskas

    Thanos Liaskas

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    As much as I don't like Merc for winning all the time, hats off to them and James Allison in particular

  82. glenniez1


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    James being eloquent as usual. Such a intelligent guy, every question answered brilliantly.

  83. blxtothis


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  84. Daniel Rowley

    Daniel Rowley

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    Very low audio.

  85. y1521t21b5


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    The first time in the hybrid era that they have genuinely trailed a rival into the season proper. Fair play to _Red Bull_ and _Honda_ for producing the fastest package on the grid right now in the _RB16B!_ I hope their overall performance advantage persists, but that it does not get so sizable that the championships a rendered a procession of the sort the last 7 seasons have served up. A legitimate question to ask _Allison_ and the all-conquering _Merc_ team: *how did record-setting, habitual winners at the top of their game fluff their lines despite switching focus to **_W12_** development as early as **_August 2020?_* It seems _Newey_ is still untouchable in the aero department and _Andy Cowell_ is just too big a miss at _Brixworth._ They are ace at leading, but can they perform better in the developmental catch-up game than their all-conquering cars have performed in pursuit scenarios on track over the past 7 seasons? I smell a double world championship for _Red Bull_ in 2021...

  86. Mohamed amine Amara

    Mohamed amine Amara

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    So when mercedes will reveal it's real car for 2021 season ?

  87. Jose' Sammut

    Jose' Sammut

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    Ted looking round af haha

  88. James Munro

    James Munro

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    Allison has this way of making concepts of engineering and aerodynamics, that I will never understand, very simple but without making me feel like a simpleton 😂

  89. Amine MK

    Amine MK

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    Mercedes F1 content got me appreciate even more the sport. Always thought that the content which other teams were putting out there (especially Red Bull) was really cool, until Mercedes started... All the teams now do funny things with drivers, etc. Mercedes are the only ones who share so much knowledge... It's such like a German spirit... Give the engineers the mic to make us realise in a way that drivers are cool, and talented, but there is some genius behind all this. And that's why I guess they are the best or nothing. The confidence to share this. They are making everyone realises that engineers are cool just by sharing their knowledge, without playing any kid's game with cards, etc. That content is made by them only when they don't have time... I'm obsessed. 7 championships in a row and sharing all this knowledge is the most elegant, respectful and classy "F U" to all the grid.

  90. tweakradje


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    Tokens spent? Not saying. Why not? Old video I suppose.

  91. Drenwickification


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    James Allison is omne of the greatest ever engineers in F1. I only revcently learned about his tragedy just beore his joined merc. What a guy he is to pick himself up and keep going after such a low point, and be better than ever. He's an inspiration.

    • UnseenLive1


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      Damn... that’s some heavy stuff. I’m sorry for his loss.

  92. Martin Boyle

    Martin Boyle

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    Love James Allison. Fantastic Engineer and communicator. "Regulatory vandalism" LOL

  93. Stijn Wanders

    Stijn Wanders

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    Fabulous stage. Insightful chat. Great vid.

  94. Henry Healy

    Henry Healy

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    If teams don't use their development tokens for a season like Haas this year, can they be carried over to next year to have 4 tokens?

  95. Simon Robinson

    Simon Robinson

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    We are taking the sand bags of the car in the next race coming up Ted Ted how many James that top secret Ted.

  96. Rich W

    Rich W

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    So so interesting

  97. gerry6420


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    Was a pity james left Ferrari. 2017 Ferrari was james Alisons car. And if had stayed I believe the car would have improved through 17 and into 18. Things might have looked quite different. Instead we had to insure a bore fest as he improved merc 😂

  98. ankit rawat

    ankit rawat

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    I can hear alisson whole day he is superb.

  99. Athalon304


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    This was great!! Hopefully this isn't the only one but I'm sure it's a challenge to get these guys to open up about things

  100. scuferia


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    Love Ted Kravitz, Love all the Sky Sports Uk F1 Stuff, much love and greetings from germany!