10 weird engine names used in F1

Sometimes everything is not as it seems in F1. Ahead of Red Bull taking over Honda's engine project, and creatively calling the engines... 'Red Bull', Edd Straw looks back at some of the more imaginative names given to F1 powerplants in the past.
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  1. Dave Russell

    Dave Russell

    7 uur geleden

    Red Bull should badge their 22+ engines as "Not GP2 Power"

  2. Jack Connor

    Jack Connor

    17 uur geleden

    Really it was Heidfeld who helped Sauber in 2001 as he outperformed and outscored Kimi.

  3. J C

    J C

    Dag geleden

    Redbull should call it the BS-1.

  4. DAM


    2 dagen geleden

    Reb Bull, and every other F1 team, suck at naming engines and cars

  5. HighLiner15


    2 dagen geleden

    I'm still wait for an "OPTIMUS PRIME" engine.... 🥸👍🏎🏁

  6. AMGmeister


    4 dagen geleden

    Weren't the Mercedes badged engines for McLaren still technically made by Ilmor until 2005?

  7. SamRS


    5 dagen geleden

    Brabham having Repco supply engines which abbreviated means Replacement Parts Company

  8. Oliver Pearce-Mariner

    Oliver Pearce-Mariner

    6 dagen geleden

    8:07 is missing china 2018

  9. Aleisternasia


    7 dagen geleden

    Bruh Tag Heuer won 9 races cuz it won 2018 China

  10. Ozamataz Buckshank

    Ozamataz Buckshank

    8 dagen geleden

    6:40 I'm sorry for nitpicking but in 2001, heidfeld is more consistent, got a podium, and score MUCH MORE than kimi, yeah ofc kimi was a rookie and he's doing fantastic but give some credit to heidfeld pls, he is underrated enough and you decide to underrate him more by simply forgotting about him

  11. GarkKahn


    8 dagen geleden

    Sauber being some kind of ferrari b-team powered by mercedes-benz should've dominated f1

  12. David Faria

    David Faria

    9 dagen geleden

    You should do something similar but with cars (i.e. Hector Rebaque's Reaque 79)

  13. TerribleTim R

    TerribleTim R

    9 dagen geleden


  14. Julian Ruiz Diaz

    Julian Ruiz Diaz

    9 dagen geleden

    Great content

  15. The Stratisphere

    The Stratisphere

    9 dagen geleden

    Imagine if AlphaTauri existed when the AsiaTech AT02 was around AlphaTauri AT02 powered by AsiaTech AT02

  16. Edward Byard

    Edward Byard

    9 dagen geleden

    I always thought Playlife sounded like a brand of condoms.

  17. Luke Battiston

    Luke Battiston

    10 dagen geleden

    Red bull energy for 2022?

  18. Zamppa86


    10 dagen geleden

    I was surprised that Ilmor wasn't really mentioned in this one...

  19. Stephen Yates

    Stephen Yates

    10 dagen geleden

    An honourable mention should also go to Toro Rosso in 2017, their 'Renault' engines were badged as... Toro Rosso, for sponsorship purposes.

  20. MrSniperfox29


    11 dagen geleden

    BMW didn't really "reverse" its decision to quit F1, Bernie simply took them to court and forced them to honour their contract

  21. MrSniperfox29


    11 dagen geleden

    Alfa - Osella, you can't use our name with your team, your results were so bad Also Alfa - No points in 1985 with their own team.

  22. Tomas N

    Tomas N

    11 dagen geleden

    5:24 ... those nails..

  23. SpaceManMonster


    11 dagen geleden

    Anyone else getting lost or confused while watching this?!?!

  24. Bujf vjg

    Bujf vjg

    11 dagen geleden


  25. ricky


    11 dagen geleden

    Top quality video. How many years/times did Mercedes put their badges on Ilmor F1 engines before they 100% took over the company? There was a great story of Ilmor testing for a big Indy Car race with Mercedes waiting at the gate with a truck load of stickers. It was quick, so they handed Ilmor a wad of cash, proceeding to rebadge it just in time for the race which iirc they won.

  26. louielouie95


    11 dagen geleden

    What If Mobil 1 Made It's Own Power Unit?

  27. Iceman


    11 dagen geleden

    8:09 they won 9 Ricciardo won at China 2018

  28. Mikael Biilmann

    Mikael Biilmann

    11 dagen geleden

    "Red Bull powered by HyperActive".

  29. Mikael Biilmann

    Mikael Biilmann

    11 dagen geleden

    PorschE, not Porsch! Jeez... not Jesus! 😁 And RiccIardo and not Ricardo!

  30. Philippe Beinaerts

    Philippe Beinaerts

    11 dagen geleden

    Megatron. How ‘80s can you get 😜 brilliant

  31. Abel Ardions

    Abel Ardions

    11 dagen geleden

    1:58 Sauber using Mercedes engines was due to their relationship from Group C racing. What could've been.....

  32. LTF1


    11 dagen geleden

    30 second un-skippable ad before this. Disgusting

  33. hauskahirvi


    11 dagen geleden

    "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges."

  34. Lewis Skinner

    Lewis Skinner

    11 dagen geleden

    I remember McLaren TAG, Sauber Petronas, Williams Mecachrome, Benetton Playlife & BAR Supertec etc.

  35. Adam Leake

    Adam Leake

    11 dagen geleden

    a ferrari engined car with petronas and red bull sponsors lol the irony

  36. Athrun82


    11 dagen geleden

    You know in the early 60's there was an engine supplier called Climax. It w was the engine that helped Jack Brabham (Brabham Climax) and Jim Clark (Lotus Climax) to win 2 championships respectively. Imagine having that name in our times ;)

  37. dB


    11 dagen geleden

    Did Daniel Ricciardo not win China 2018 in a TAG Heuer badged RB?

  38. arPos Kraft

    arPos Kraft

    12 dagen geleden

    @13:20 .... Cans of Energy ... thats the most proper name for red bull engines... however .. i do not look at that with a lot of optimism... building engines is a whole different ballgame to producing energy drinks and investing money to have your name on things

  39. mike3point2


    12 dagen geleden

    call it what it is, honda...they are honda engines...maybe they might consider coming back to the sport if they get the recognition they deserve in their eyes. honda has a long and great history here and itd be a shame to continue this global sport without the great history honda brings.

  40. Franco Viejo

    Franco Viejo

    12 dagen geleden

    Cosworth: Our legacy will live on Judd: lmao no Yamaha: lmao no

  41. Áron Barta

    Áron Barta

    12 dagen geleden

    8:09 you forgot the 2018 Chinese GP when Ricciardo put on an overtaking masterclass to win the race

  42. mircea miclos

    mircea miclos

    12 dagen geleden

    If Red Bull call the engine Red Bull , people might put the jus in the fuel tank.

  43. O12i


    12 dagen geleden

    Me: Optimus prime

  44. Fred Eric

    Fred Eric

    12 dagen geleden

    Ronda gives you wings

  45. AMOS9121


    12 dagen geleden

    Why does he pronounce Heuer correctly but not Porsche correctly? Very weird.

  46. kassy


    13 dagen geleden

    Red Bull Caffeine Cans should do it. Nice accurate branding.

  47. Pauleyjh


    13 dagen geleden

    They should call it 'Honda', 'cos that's what it is !

  48. NeverNotHoopin


    13 dagen geleden

    Dude smoking a cigarette showing of his snow nail on the ring finger :)

  49. Not Bankrupt Racing

    Not Bankrupt Racing

    13 dagen geleden

    "Not powered by Honda."

  50. Robin Hedlund

    Robin Hedlund

    13 dagen geleden

    RB should have called their engine Monster.

  51. Apollo Prospector

    Apollo Prospector

    13 dagen geleden

    How gorgeous was that 93 Sauber. Pure sex

  52. Ryan Nurse

    Ryan Nurse

    13 dagen geleden

    Fun fact: in the 2000 season, all 11 teams had differently-badged engines, partly thanks to the Fondmetal/Playlife/Petronas deals. By 2014, there were only three different engine badges on the grid - Ferrari, Mercedes, and Renault. I really miss the engine diversity of 2000s F1.

    • Ryan Nurse

      Ryan Nurse

      12 dagen geleden

      ​@Dominik Krzemiński BMW and Toyota pulled out after 2009, Cosworth pulled out after 2013, and Honda didn't return until 2015. 2014 only had three engine suppliers.

    • Dominik Krzemiński

      Dominik Krzemiński

      12 dagen geleden

      Hey! What about Honda, BMW, Cosworth, and Toyota?

  53. rotrohan


    13 dagen geleden

    Great video.

  54. TheUnholyPrince


    13 dagen geleden

    Oh you have no idea how long I've been waiting for a video like this. I'm delighted to see the engine names that were on this list. Megatron (BMW), Tag (Porsche) Petronas (Ferrari) and Asiatech (Peugeot) especially stand out here.

  55. Dreamy


    13 dagen geleden

    BMW Megatron is such a cool name. 😂👍

  56. TALISMAN028


    13 dagen geleden

    11:24 Decepticon, Rise Up!!

  57. sledger2003


    14 dagen geleden

    What people like Brian Hart and John Judd were able to achieve on shoestring budgets was amazing. A video on those two would be awesome (maybe including Mario Illien)

    • RetardRay


      9 dagen geleden

      It really was great how many engine suppliers there used to be, including those private ones. Even midfield teams like Tyrrell could have their own works deals, instead of having to settle (and pay) for customer engines by default.

  58. Sharva Potdar

    Sharva Potdar

    14 dagen geleden

    0:13 "Honda r-engines"

  59. Clóvis Alves

    Clóvis Alves

    14 dagen geleden

    Red Bull should call them "Max"!!

  60. Damion Lee

    Damion Lee

    14 dagen geleden

    What made some of those engine names more weird? The pronunciation used for some of them in this video. Petronas was perhaps the worst. I love the details added in through the research, but give the narrator a chance with names by researching their pronunciation and giving them at least a basic phonetic form to use as part of the script.

  61. V8Hilux


    14 dagen geleden

    1. Mugen is NOT owned by Honda so get over it people. 2. Congrats to the FIRST person who noticed DRs 2018 China win missing and nice try to all you imitators out there who saw that comment and then put your own acting like you know sh!t. 3. Same to those saying Megatron should be no.1 like you could remember and hadn't watched or jumped to the end of the video. 😂🤦‍♂️

  62. Midnight Storm

    Midnight Storm

    14 dagen geleden

    Redbull should call their engine "The Engine" Imagine the originality

  63. V8Hilux


    14 dagen geleden

    "Bullish" it's an aggressive name but tbh if for nothing else because you just know some commentator/reporter somewhere will slip up and say bullish!t on live tv 😂

  64. Wiranta


    14 dagen geleden

    Great, now use format for the team name and we get Red Bull Red Bull Racing Red Bull.

  65. THE F1 master

    THE F1 master

    14 dagen geleden

    All hail Megatron!🙌🏽

  66. Ironicalballs


    14 dagen geleden

    If I was Honda, I'd laser engrave all parts 2022+ with "HONDA OEM PART"

  67. Mohd Zulhisham Dzulkarnain

    Mohd Zulhisham Dzulkarnain

    14 dagen geleden

    waiting for optimus prime to come up with an engine in 2022

  68. Lachie Sutherland

    Lachie Sutherland

    14 dagen geleden

    8:10 You also forgot 2018 China

  69. schwaze neggro

    schwaze neggro

    14 dagen geleden

    Why do brits pronounce it as “hondar” and more recently “yamahar”????

  70. CoreyO


    14 dagen geleden

    No mention of the Mugen powered Jordans?

    • Ren


      14 dagen geleden

      Mugen has always had very close ties to Honda: it’s founder was the son of Honda’s founder. It was also badged Mugen-Honda, as Mugen were the ones who prepared the engines and also continued to develop them in the mid-1990s when Honda dropped out of their F1 involvement before coming back at the end of the decade.

  71. Joseph D

    Joseph D

    14 dagen geleden

    Ferrari should have used the name Deceptioncon for their old oil burners

    • V8Hilux


      14 dagen geleden


  72. GT Chucker86

    GT Chucker86

    14 dagen geleden

    (Megatron engine blows up) *YOU FAILED ME FOR THE LAST TIME STARSCREAM*

  73. GP F1

    GP F1

    14 dagen geleden

    I love megatron

  74. B007


    14 dagen geleden

    BT55 is the best looking f1 car of all time. Change my mind.

  75. David Lawrence

    David Lawrence

    14 dagen geleden

    Megatron #1 on Name Alone...NO NO NO!!! IMO Reorder at the Top 1. TAG-Porsche 2. Post-97 Renault Badges (MC/PL/ST) 3. Megatron Reward Success and Name equally here Edd come on

  76. Purwanti Allan

    Purwanti Allan

    14 dagen geleden

    Weird names but seems excellent.

  77. interstate366


    14 dagen geleden

    TIL the Playlife logo was upside down and mirrored

  78. reznov 42

    reznov 42

    14 dagen geleden

    Why Red Bull didnt call their engines "Optimus Prime" is beyond me. They would've made the Mercedes look like Decepticons

  79. k6sv650


    14 dagen geleden

    Should have gone with "Toro"... like the lawnmowers

  80. Mr. Korzack

    Mr. Korzack

    14 dagen geleden

    Silly Red bull based idea? They do a Toro Rosso & name their 2022 units Reddoburus? I can work with that (Phonetic translation as I don't have a clue how to do Japanese typeface)

  81. Jayski87


    14 dagen geleden

    Are we not going to talk about that Petronas pronunciation..? 😂

  82. Ben Bowers

    Ben Bowers

    14 dagen geleden

    Red bush call their engines 0 F‘s given

  83. Mushinoor Rahman

    Mushinoor Rahman

    14 dagen geleden

    Can i say, daniel ricciardo won the 2018 Chinese gp so its 9 gp won under tag heuer

  84. Roy Meijer

    Roy Meijer

    14 dagen geleden

    This is a gem of a video

  85. Hardev Lad

    Hardev Lad

    14 dagen geleden

    Rich Energy power units, duh

  86. RoadhogTime13


    14 dagen geleden

    Red Bull should just get rights to name the engine from Mugen. Or Spoon. Or Amuse

  87. Scuderino67


    14 dagen geleden

    I think what will happen for Redbull next year, tag will probably want to do something that happened 2016-2018

  88. LinkinPhoenix1


    14 dagen geleden

    Clearly the name of the RB 2022 engine should be: Bob.

  89. BList


    14 dagen geleden

    Damn that 3-week break is hitting y'all hard

    • Cho Da Great

      Cho Da Great

      8 dagen geleden

      It's been hell

  90. skyadsAu


    14 dagen geleden

    Power Can

  91. Rene Rye Larsen

    Rene Rye Larsen

    14 dagen geleden

    Redbull powered by Rich Energy

  92. Sam Castevens

    Sam Castevens

    14 dagen geleden


    • Keegan Pippin

      Keegan Pippin

      12 dagen geleden


    • V8Hilux


      14 dagen geleden

      Typical 90s smoker

  93. hole shot shane

    hole shot shane

    14 dagen geleden

    Damn I was looking forward to Redbull finally developing they're own ICE unit. Now we gotta wait until no earlier than 2024!!!

  94. Jim Long

    Jim Long

    14 dagen geleden

    Man how about a vid on that fine for a Ricciardo upgrade slam? I cant find a damn thing on that anywhere. Considering current events it would be pretty interesting to hear more about his time at Red Bull.

    • Footwork


      14 dagen geleden

      Agreed. I had never heard of that before either.

  95. Hisenberg Joe

    Hisenberg Joe

    14 dagen geleden

    Darn f1cars kept interrupting all those informative adverts

  96. AndreiTupolev


    14 dagen geleden

    Playlife is the silliest name for a racing engine ever. It sounds like a brand of lingerie



      14 dagen geleden

      Well, it is a fashion brand from what I remember so it wouldn't be a stretch.

  97. Santiago Remedi

    Santiago Remedi

    14 dagen geleden

    Megatron: tuned by swiss-based *hiney murder* thx youtube subtitles LOL

  98. Samuel James

    Samuel James

    14 dagen geleden

    Excellent content as usual 👏👏👏

  99. RSF1 Uzumaki

    RSF1 Uzumaki

    14 dagen geleden

    what bout Life Racing Engines

  100. Trebuchet


    14 dagen geleden

    Who cares about the engines? Those old cars look fabulous compared to the current ones!

    • GT Chucker86

      GT Chucker86

      14 dagen geleden

      That's not the topic of the video mate.