Caterham reveal first real sound of a 2014 F1 engine

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http://youtu.be/-cY2E3ZZr00?t=13s

The first real audio recording of a 2014 F1 engine has been revealed by Caterham.

The team recorded the sound of its Renault Energy F1 engine being fired up for the first time at its factory.

The sound of Formula One’s new engines has been a major point of discussion since the switch from normally aspirated 2.4-litre V8s to turbocharged 1.6-litre V6s was announced.

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23 comments on Caterham reveal first real sound of a 2014 F1 engine

  1. Sounds very loud to me :P Roll on the season and gentlemen’s sausages!

  2. The Blade Runner (@thebladerunner) said on 24th January 2014, 17:08

    None the wiser!

  3. Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 24th January 2014, 17:13

    That sounds…….kinda………good but we still need to hear it on track though to be sure.

  4. Mashiat (@mashiat) said on 24th January 2014, 17:14

    I don’t know why people are bashing the noise of the Turbocharged V6. It sounds really good in my opinion.

  5. Philip said on 24th January 2014, 17:16

    I mean.. This moment is what we’ve all been waiting for… And they present us with THIS!? …I hope it’s the audio quality

  6. andae23 (@andae23) said on 24th January 2014, 17:17

    To be honest, if you would have told me that was a V8 I probably would have believed you. Not much to learn from this video, apart from that it doesn’t sound like a vacuum cleaner perhaps.

  7. Carlitox (@carlitox) said on 24th January 2014, 17:21

    Not bad. Not bad at all. Now add some discernable turbo whistling in low revs and I might start to overlook the nosecone atrocities.

  8. gwenouille (@gwenouille) said on 24th January 2014, 17:22

    I like it. Lower pitch, i like it.

  9. Proesterchen (@proesterchen) said on 24th January 2014, 17:22

    Well, that was a waste of a perfectly fine minute. :(

  10. The issue is that they didn’t rev it at all, so we are still pretty much entirely left guessing. However, what little we did hear was promising so I’m looking forward to decent sounding engines (contrary to what Bernie “Burn all the oil” Ecclestone predicted).

  11. F1FerrariFan1 (@f1ferrarifan1) said on 24th January 2014, 18:35

    To me that sounds fantastic! I’ll miss the sound of the high revving V8′s, of course, but if this is the replacement I’m perfectly fine with that.

  12. Jason (@saint-jay) said on 24th January 2014, 19:15

    Sounds nice, but that was mostly the noise at idle.

    The sound at full chat will be the real moment.

  13. Let’s not forget you won’t hear the true sound till it’s on boost. Then it will sound epic, the turbos are huge, it’s going to make some awesome boost and some serious Tourane and hopefully serious flam age out the back!!!

  14. Mercedes uploaded this on youtube, from their shakedown at Silverstone.
    Does’t sound too shabby!

    • …and the Ferrari in this clip sounds awesome too. I don’t where the F14 T was recorded, but someone commented that it had a louder non-FIA approved exhaust, so it will probably bee a bit less loud.
      Anyways… a huge sigh of relief from me – hope you feel that way too :)

  15. Quant said on 25th January 2014, 14:07

    The echo masked it somewhat, but even so, my first reaction is that the sound will be nothing to worry about this year.

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