F1 engine noise.... :)

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  1. bpsorrel

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    Just watched this video clip of Melbourne '13 and then '14....

    The engine noise comparison is very stark.. :D

    My wife put it well - she thinks the new cars sound tired and bored! hahaha!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS4Dh_EAfJI
     
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    Wait till they go electric...

    That should give us a few 50 page threads on here.
     
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    Was the second wasp racing? Even crappier than it was now!
     
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    Not sure I'd be happy for my road car to sound like that! :D

    For me, the previous cars were spine tingling, these new ones, clever though they are (And I'm a hybrid fan..) the sound is just too lame. But then that's inherent with turbos of course. Maybe a different exhaust system would help?
     
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    I love the new sound. Can't beat a bit of turbo noise, plus you can hear tyres, mechanical issues etc.
    When Bottas hit the wall you could hear the puncture for example.

    I worked in f1 for a few years and attended every race in 2003/4. Incredibly loud, being around it that much you had to wear ear protection, which defeated the object of the noise in the first place.

    Just turn the tv up!

    -t
     
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    Good points. :)

    At one time I used to watch electric car racing and you could hear the gear changes actually happening. Not the engine noise changing, the actual gears meshing.
     
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    I agree - but it's not really the loudness, more the tone. I like the squealing of tyres etc, but I'd prefer a more aggressive sounding exhaust note.
     
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    I tended last year's Le Mans, the difference in engine sound between, say, the Aston Martin and the Audi E-tron was astonishing. The Audi sounded very "Sci-fi", almost whisper quiet!
     
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    Was it any less interesting as a result of that?
     
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    Not in the slightest!! It was a magnificent spectacle, truly incredible atmosphere especially at night. My helicopter ride around the circuit in the afternoon was breath taking :)
     
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    We were at Le Mans 2 years ago, in the grandstand 100 yards after the start line - the quietneess of the Audis was astonishing, you would not hear them until they were almost in front of you. Conversley their main challenger - Peugeot - you heard from quite a distance, and the american V8's you'd hear a mile away!

    As for this years' F1 engines - wife and I both thought they sounded like motor bikes and did not like the noise one little bit, far preferred the sounds of last years cars.
     
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