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Video: Sound comparison between 2013 and 2014 Formula One cars

Published by on Mar 18, 2014 in Motorsport Leave a comment

Formula One Engine Sound Video

Following the Vettel – Red Bull domination from the last four years, FIA operated some of the biggest changes in Formula One history, starting with the 2014 season. Besides plenty of aerodynamic and design restrictions, the engines were also significantly modified. The main change is the return of turbocharged engines, which were gone from Formula One in 1988. The new engines are V6s, with a 1.6-liter displacement, and replace the previously used V8s.

Most of these new regulations sparked a lot of controversy among Formula One fans and despite FIA trying to make the competition more competitive, there are many voices claiming that the sport’s heritage is being destroyed.

Anyway, the point is that the new V6 engines might be cleaner and more environmental friendly than the previous V8s, but they’re also a lot more quiet. And in a sport whose fans aren’t exactly “Save the planet” kind of people, these was noticed at the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix. Here’s a sound comparison between how Formula One cars used to sound (last year) and how they do now.

We’re not saying the new regulations are good or bad, but one thing’s for sure, the new ones sound really weird. Even Bernie Ecclestone admitted the new engine sound absolutely terrible and talked to Jean Todt about finding a way to make them sound “like real race cars”.

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