Last year I visited a demo of Sebastian Vettel on the Zandvoort circuit, and I took my wife there, who had never seen a Formula One car in real life. While we both thoroughly enjoyed it, I was a little disappointed that the V8s nowadays lack the powerful howls of the V10s yesteryear.
Now, in two weeks, as a side program to the Masters of Formula 3, there is a Boss GP race, which has several old Formula One cars. Does anyone know if they still hold the amazing howling V10s that I (and who doesn’t) love so much? Or are they tuned down for the series?
And yep, that’s from this year, apparently. That 2004 Jaguar sounds absolutely delightful. Check out the onboard from the Jaguar here and you’ll get a true sensation for the speed. GoPro cameras don’t handle the bumps very well at those speeds!
@keithcollantine It reminds me of the Midland livery, only I actually liked that car… I think I read somewhere it’s painted in the colours of a hotel, which is a shame because the Jaguar was actually quite nice.
To be fair, the cars sound fantastic, but that Jaguar does certainly not sound like it’s revving nearly as high as it did in 2004. Just listen to it from 1:19 onwards, incredibly short-shifting all the way through and even when it passes by it’s evident. Still, they sound amazing.
Just seen the results from the Dijon race the weekend before last: Klaas Zwart was driving the Jaguar R5 and won by 59.361s over a 1997 Benetton in the first race. It was only 19 laps so he was over three seconds per lap faster!
Zwart’s best lap of 1’04.876 was a new lap record, beating Alain Prost’s 1’05.257 from 1984:
In an interesting field, the next cars across the line were a Dallara GP2 (first generation), Panoz DP01 (Champ Car 2007), a World Series by Renault Dallara and a G-Force IndyCar. Results and schedule here: