@klcc88 k sweet! Just got to Dubai and gonna prob check out Dubai tomorrow but it’s easy to rent a car and I might be over there in Friday. Send me an email and I can give you my number for iMessage/whatsapp View
I took a video at the Montreal Grand Prix that shows the different in Honda civics from the CTCC and the F1 cars from turn 2.
The civics and the mini’s actually were louder than the F1 cars. I had to talk louder to my neighbours when they were on compared to the F1 cars http://youtu.be/fTs7ApmT0M8
Just sat through P1 in Montreal. @DavidS has a really nice analysis of the differences, I won’t go into too much detail about that. But my opinion is that I don’t like the new exhaust note compared to previous years.
I don’t know about many fans, but I come to the race expecting my ears to bleed standing next to the track without earplugs. I’ll admit I used to to wear earplugs during the race in Montreal (Senna corner). All the cars bunched up for 2 hours was too much. But with earplugs you still felt that sense of resonance from the V10′s and the V8′s. The tingling of your whole body as they drove by is what makes fans come back. The sheer violence demonstrated and proved that formula 1 was the pinnacle auto racing.
I’m watching the Ferrari challenge as I’m writing this and they are just as loud. The new V6′s rev higher which give it that edge. At the same RPM I’d call it a draw. I’m not talking any softer to my brother sitting next to me.
I don’t hear the tires squeal under lock up that much, and honestly I could care less to hear more of that. I can see the trail of smoke, that’s good enough for me.
The turbos spooling is a nice touch, although you can only really hear the Renaults. And ultimately only in mid-corner off throttle scenarios.
I miss the days of loud. I don’t mind the new formula. I think it’s good to spice it up. I enjoyed listening to the difference of the three manufacturers, trying to guess which car passed by. But formula 1 for me, like many others I spoke to, was about the sound. That angry engine note is now lost and I think the spectacle has lost that edge.
Hey everyone! Super stoked to get in on this chat! Came all the way from Calgary Canada for this race! Ask my if I’m excited! I’m arriving in Dubai tonight and looking to see if anyone is down for a beer or for a meet up?
I don’t have any plans and not sure how I’m getting to the track at the moment. I’ve seen suggestions of Renting vehicles. I’m willing to split/help pay! My personal email is email@example.com feel free to contact me!
I can’t believe this. This is ridiculous to me. I go to the Canadian GP every year and they don’t ban any of these things and that’s what makes it an amazing experience. Are they planning on checking everyone at the gate? that’s just crazy.
What is the norm at other tracks?