10 times F1 teams employed “interim” cars

Be it through a lack of finance, teething problems or needing more development time, Formula 1 teams have often used development cars on an interim basis. In this video, 10 of F1’s most interesting interim cars are explored, with varying degrees of success between them.




  • Crazy when they had backup cars, like when someone would have a failure at the start of a formulation lap and run to the pits and get the spare car.

    Pancouver venguinsPancouver venguins2 orë më parë
  • I suppose the McLarens M23 and MP4/1 and MP4/2 don't count? M29 too , I think. Also, Lotus 49, 72 78, and 79, Brabham BT49, Williams FW07and FW11. Oh and Tyrrell P34 and Marussia did it recently. I'm pretty sure that most of the 2012 cars were 2011 cars with minor changes and new names, maybe same for 2013 ......actually, there is a lot more...this used to be normal practice.

    crusherbmxcrusherbmxDitë më parë
  • They forgot to mention the 1991 Mclaren mp4/6B that was used for first two races in the 1992 season, until the mp4/7A was released at the Brazilian Grand Prix

    Filip OstojicFilip OstojicDitë më parë
  • Imagine trying hard to make a good car and someone else just shows up with last years car and wins 5 races in a row

    Alex GherghiceanuAlex Gherghiceanu3 muaj më parë
  • williams for the past 5 years be like:...

    Wong yew xuanWong yew xuan3 muaj më parë
  • Can a parent company like redbull give there car from the previous year to there sister out fit torro rosso

    Fallen DevonishFallen Devonish3 muaj më parë
    • yeah they did that

      South American MappingSouth American Mapping3 muaj më parë
  • Somehow the Scuderia Italia F3000 modification isn’t included.

    BradBrad3 muaj më parë
  • Force India???? Did this serval times

    alex millsalex mills3 muaj më parë
  • Anyone know the make/model of hifi receiver Martin Brundle ans Michael Schumacher are holding in the Benetton picture?

    sjll89sjll894 muaj më parë
  • Not watched all the vid. But technically the mclaren that started last season was technically a interim car.

    germain Asantegermain Asante4 muaj më parë
  • Hang on. Solskjaer and shearer where both excellent players!

    nox 333nox 3334 muaj më parë
  • Comparing Solskjær and Shearer, is a bigger botch, than Ferrari's last 5 seasons

    Morten frost HansenMorten frost Hansen4 muaj më parë
    • Correction... last 10 seasons

      Morten frost HansenMorten frost Hansen4 muaj më parë
  • Mercedes should use the W10 next year as well. Shouldn't be too difficult

    MegatronMegatron4 muaj më parë
  • Greta Jokes... Thinks that the 14 and 14b are the same car... MP4-2 and Lotus 72 seem to be ghosts... Autosport is back!

    Leo ArcLeo Arc4 muaj më parë
    • Leo Arc mp4/2 was never a interim car.

      MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery2 muaj më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="432">7:12</a> And then a not so brief low period from 2008 to who knows when.

    avadaavada4 muaj më parë
  • Kimi Raikkonen put in the performance of the century in 2003. He took a one-year old McLaren, due to the fact McLaren FAILED to launch their real 2003 car, to the final round of the WDC. Kimi in 2003 > Alonso in 2012. Raikkonen was unbeatable on pure speed in the tyre war era. Without the engine failure at Nurburgring, Kimi wins the 2003 WDC.

    Ciaron SmithCiaron Smith4 muaj më parë
    • @Chan Chan No. They had unlimited testing, thus it was drastic. The difference was prime Kimi, look where DC finished from 2002 to 2003.

      Ciaron SmithCiaron Smith2 muaj më parë
    • Nando Villatoro the rules back in the days weren’t as drastic as it is now and not to mention there isn’t too much of a difference in terms of aero regulations between 2002 and 2003. Also teams have unlimited testings which massively helped

      Chan ChanChan Chan2 muaj më parë
    • @Ciaron Smith I forgot about those DNFs. Coulthard did demolish häkkinen but you could also tell he wasn't himself anymore after his son was born. Yeah I'd have to agree with you Raikkonen was definitely the fastest during that period.

      Nando VillatoroNando Villatoro3 muaj më parë
    • @Nando Villatoro Wrong. Kimi was much quicker than Coulthard in 2002, it was just that Kimi's car had 12 DNFS!!! He only finished 6 races in 2002 but still outqualified prime DC a year after DC had demolished Hakkinen. I repeat. Nobody was quicker than Kimi in the tyre war era.

      Ciaron SmithCiaron Smith3 muaj më parë
    • @Ciaron Smith yeah but coulthard had issues qualifying with the new format too. Plus he did better than Raikkonen the year before in the same car. I mean he should've done a better job. The whole 2003 season was weird lol

      Nando VillatoroNando Villatoro3 muaj më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="444">7:24</a> Ferrari's cars were so quick they could dominate a race in last season's vehicle

    Hidden AceHidden Ace4 muaj më parë
  • That minardi ps04b was basically an updated ps02 chassis from 2002.

    Dread to ThinkDread to Think4 muaj më parë
  • Mansell said as good as the FW14B was it really was a confidence car. He had a lot more confidence in the car than Patrese it seems.

    Rohan ScottRohan Scott4 muaj më parë
  • This video is a failure For not including Mclaren MP4-2

    Paulo Lúcio Machado de BritoPaulo Lúcio Machado de Brito4 muaj më parë
    • How so, it wasn’t an interim car.

      MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery3 muaj më parë
    • How so, it wasn’t an interim car.

      MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery3 muaj më parë
  • LOL the disrespect towards ole😂😂

    Haekal AbdallaHaekal Abdalla4 muaj më parë
  • I thought autosport was a serious company, not some kid studdering through the script not to mention the audio quality or lack thereof. I expect better from my free entertainment while I take a shit.

    Constable DodoConstable Dodo4 muaj më parë
  • Guys, you don't need to be deepthroating the microphone, it can pick up your voice even when you're a bit away from it. If you see a lot of straight line tops on your waveform, you're way too close/loud.

    DesolateFieldsDesolateFields4 muaj më parë
  • Honorable mentions 1.Ferrari use the F310 for two straight seasons with significant changes to the car 2.Super Aguri’s first ever F1 car was the 2002 Arrows’ chassis 3.Ferrari F2004 was modified and use in the first 2 races of the 2005 season

    Chan ChanChan Chan4 muaj më parë
    • Chan Chan that wasn’t interim, they went in to 1997 knowing they were using the 310b all season.

      MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery2 muaj më parë
    • MasterOfDickery they have an updated B version of the car which they used during the 1997 season..

      Chan ChanChan Chan2 muaj më parë
    • Chan Chan the Ferrari 310 isn’t an interim car.

      MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery3 muaj më parë
  • Giving Williams some ideas

    Nithilan AmudhanNithilan Amudhan4 muaj më parë
  • About 22nd! (Who the hell cares??)

    David BakerDavid Baker4 muaj më parë
  • Why is the narrator shouting into the microphone? Indoor voice please

    Stable SurvivorStable Survivor4 muaj më parë
  • Um, what about the McLaren-TAG MP4/2? That car won three consecutive World Championships for two of its drivers (Lauda in '84, Prost in '85 and '86).

    Joe DionisioJoe Dionisio4 muaj më parë
    • Joe Dionisio not a interim car.

      MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery3 muaj më parë
  • The FW12C pulled Williams out of a tight spot? OK, that solves it. Williams just needs to introduce the FW12D!

    John CateJohn Cate4 muaj më parë
    • Guess someone needs to forward this to a certain office in Grove

      Saksham SharmaSaksham Sharma4 muaj më parë
  • Leyton House!😍

    6lemans106lemans104 muaj më parë
  • Sorry the fw14 didn’t launch with active suspension only the b spec had it hence the bulges on the front suspension, nor the did the fw13 or the fw12(c) have it from silverstone 88 onwards.

    MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery4 muaj më parë
  • The Mp4/5 and Mp4/5B or the Mp4/6 and Mp4/6B, perhaps?

    Cbr 3Cbr 34 muaj më parë
    • Eh, ok.

      Cbr 3Cbr 34 muaj më parë
    • Cbr 3 the mp4/5b wasn’t an interim car and the m4/6b just isn’t interesting enough I guess.

      MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery4 muaj më parë
  • How is the Lotus 72 not top of this list?

    John McGradyJohn McGrady4 muaj më parë
  • Arhhh autosport what about the McLaren mp4/5b from 1990?? Won a title and no mention lol

    Anthony AckovskiAnthony Ackovski4 muaj më parë
    • Anthony Ackovski I think it’s a lose definition of what a interim car is, the mp4/5b was meant to and did race all season where as the fw14b was meant to be replaced by the original fw15 but since it was so successful, hence we only ever saw the fw15 in c spec.

      MasterOfDickeryMasterOfDickery4 muaj më parë
  • 1rd

    persezyrapersezyra4 muaj më parë
  • Those late 90's cars look funny how the front suspension is mounted as low as possible for centre of gravity. And now they're trying to make it as high as possible.

    zuppermzupperm4 muaj më parë
  • The Ferrari F2001 and F2002 were just incredible cars

    DeesideDeeside4 muaj më parë
    • Unlike the sf1000.

      shahbaz ahmadshahbaz ahmad8 ditë më parë
    • Oh how times have changed :(

      Tiaan_RS4Tiaan_RS44 muaj më parë
    • And reliable drivers and strategists.

      Cadre Entertainment RSACadre Entertainment RSA4 muaj më parë
    • Dont forget the F2004

      ItssSpeedyItssSpeedy4 muaj më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="262">4:22</a> LMAO

    PolishOnionPolishOnion4 muaj më parë
    • LOL i missed that one

      ericthevikingerictheviking4 muaj më parë
  • Football analogy? Stan & Olie don't have a single managerial trophy between them

    Mitten 81Mitten 814 muaj më parë
    • Even comparing the two in a sentence is weird.. One is norman, the other brit.. one is tiny, the other a brute.. one is cute, the other an ogre.. one is a substitute, the other key-player.. only comparison.. they're both legends

      Morten frost HansenMorten frost Hansen4 muaj më parë
    • @Liam07F1 YT Winnie the Pooh disagrees, he can't even look at you...

      Mitten 81Mitten 814 muaj më parë
    • Mitten 81 how good Ole was as an interim manager

      Liam07F1 YTLiam07F1 YT4 muaj më parë
  • hey autosport. 👋🏼 is ED the big bloke usually on the couch still alive?

    Pink MercedesPink Mercedes4 muaj më parë
    • 🤣😂🤣😂

      S. D. H. 3TS. D. H. 3T4 muaj më parë
  • Racing interim cars was common place in the 70sxand before. Teams would up grade tge cars from the year before for the first few races of the year which were usually overseas races. The teams wanted to have the reliability because it sas much more difficult to get spares to the races back then. You missed the 1980 Ferrari 312 T-5 which was jyst a slighly modified 312 T-4 which had won the both championships the year berfore. It was a disaster and defending wold champion Jody Scheckter didn't even qualify for the Canadian GP. Ferrari went this route as they were concentrating on the 1981 126 C turdo for the next season.

    Steve WismarkSteve Wismark4 muaj më parë
  • Oooof. That recording quality.

    André NiemandAndré Niemand4 muaj më parë
  • Aaaaaand a Greta reference. Thanks for ruining the video with that. 🖕🏼

    Ferrariman601Ferrariman6014 muaj më parë
    • @Keyboard Warrior thanks man 👍

      coolracer46coolracer464 muaj më parë
    • @coolracer46 4:20

      Keyboard WarriorKeyboard Warrior4 muaj më parë
    • Where?

      coolracer46coolracer464 muaj më parë
    • Yikes, that joke won't age well.

      Keyboard WarriorKeyboard Warrior4 muaj më parë
  • Where are the Autosport videos with interviews and analysis of the past F1 races??? Did you guys loose your budget?

    peterprm19ifypeterprm19ify4 muaj më parë
    • @peterprm19ify 3

      brownwings00brownwings004 muaj më parë
    • @brownwings00 English is not my native language. How many languages do you speak fluently mr bigshot

      peterprm19ifypeterprm19ify4 muaj më parë
    • They also has budget caps

      Aslamnur FikriAslamnur Fikri4 muaj më parë
    • You're very loose with your put downs... Did you lose your dictionary?

      brownwings00brownwings004 muaj më parë
  • Anyone remember Super Aguri having to debut in F1 with the 2002 Arrows Chassis fit for the 06 regulations?

    Ben MayallBen Mayall4 muaj më parë
    • Funny that. It meant that Torro Rosso was racing against cars of its previous team owner.

      Tom DuffTom Duff8 orë më parë
    • I forget about the Super Best Friends.

      Wild BillWild Bill8 ditë më parë
    • BlablaPaige same. Especially with the lightning fast Yuji Ide behind the wheel.

      Ben MayallBen Mayall4 muaj më parë
    • Was expecting it in the top place tbh

      BlablaPaigeBlablaPaige4 muaj më parë
  • Really need to turn those mic levels down!

    James HollandJames Holland4 muaj më parë
  • AL-projects ads are cancer

    jono walkerjono walker4 muaj më parë
    • @MrCatsEyes capitalism rules

      Shingo ShojiShingo Shoji4 muaj më parë
    • @MrCatsEyes Terrorism has existed since long before the U.S. government started, so that's not true.

      Keyboard WarriorKeyboard Warrior4 muaj më parë
    • @Keyboard Warrior and terrorists wouldn't exist without American gov.

      MrCatsEyesMrCatsEyes4 muaj më parë
    • For the first time ever in my AL-projects life, I actually 100% agree with a comment.

      Studio 404Studio 4044 muaj më parë
    • @MrCatsEyes AL-projects wouldn't exist without American capitalist culture.

      Keyboard WarriorKeyboard Warrior4 muaj më parë
  • Reverse

    TugboatpbTugboatpb4 muaj më parë
  • Slipped that greta thunberg joke in there like a champ

    Hippa to da hoppaHippa to da hoppa4 muaj më parë
    • @Edward Hunter Cringeworthy paragraph...

      ZedNinetySixZedNinetySix17 ditë më parë
    • NONCE

      FoxsakeFoxsake3 muaj më parë
    • Well, at least I don't try and hide it; I know I'm ugly and I'm comfortable with that. So your petty insults don't upset me.

      Edward HunterEdward Hunter4 muaj më parë
    • @Edward Hunter cringeworthy face to be honest

      a12shotmana12shotman4 muaj më parë
    • Cringeworthy joke tbh.

      Edward HunterEdward Hunter4 muaj më parë
  • More of these Top 10 videoooooss!

    nachodinos3nachodinos34 muaj më parë
  • Clearly Williams just need to develop the FW42 rather than bothering with the FW43...That's what they did with the FW12 in '89, 30 years ago... Surely there must be a world beater in Grove somewhere that they can wheel out and modify? ;)

    Edward HunterEdward Hunter4 muaj më parë
    • Williams can't return to the old days unless Claire got kicked out of management

      Cr1mzn_Cr1mzn_3 muaj më parë
    • :)

      Ted DarmaoneTed Darmaone4 muaj më parë
    • It's a joke. Don't take it so seriously... The only thing a reworked FW42 would do is probably save a bit of money for 2020.

      Edward HunterEdward Hunter4 muaj më parë
    • cos 30 years ago is so comparable to modern F1.... pfff

      DAGATHireDAGATHire4 muaj më parë
    • *fw42b* _comes to mind_

      Ted DarmaoneTed Darmaone4 muaj më parë
  • Fifth

    吳碩引吳碩引4 muaj më parë
    • No one cares

      jono walkerjono walker4 muaj më parë
  • Last

    Jasio 17RJasio 17R4 muaj më parë
  • fourth

    Shawn MuscatShawn Muscat4 muaj më parë
    • No one cares

      jono walkerjono walker4 muaj më parë
  • Third

    Nihal MaheshNihal Mahesh4 muaj më parë
    • No one cares

      jono walkerjono walker4 muaj më parë
  • Second

    Tasos XenakisTasos Xenakis4 muaj më parë
    • @jono walker you do

      Brennan BrowleyBrennan Browley4 muaj më parë
    • No one cares

      jono walkerjono walker4 muaj më parë
  • First

    F ADF AD4 muaj më parë
    • @jono walker I'll never stop

      F ADF AD4 muaj më parë
    • People still do this? So sad.

      jono walkerjono walker4 muaj më parë
    • Zero-th

      AutosportAutosport4 muaj më parë