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    I went to the Jerez test in January.

    Whilst the new engines are quieter than the screaming V8s and V10s of old, they are far less harsh on the ears, meaning you can stand closer to the track without feeling like your eardrums are bleeding, which is great for people like me who nerd-out over mid-corner vehicle dynamics, and also enjoy snapping F1 cars in action!

    What’s also nice is that (at least at Jerez), the 3 different engines all had a distinct sound, with the Mercedes-powered cars offering a gruntier, high-volume note, the Ferrari, a more subdued, 80′s-esque sound, and the Renault with its whistling turbo as the drivers picked up the throttle [The turbo sound is much more apparent on the Renault-powered cars].

    As mentioned above, you now get a whole bunch of extra sounds to enjoy too. Tyre squeal, gear changes etc… (Can’t comment on crowd noise as there wasn’t much cheering at a test day!)

    A quick note on the “TV” sound: I don’t think F1 Broadcasting has yet found the sweet spot for capturing the sound of these cars, although the cars sounded much better on TV in Spain/Monaco, than they did in Australia.

    Personally, I like the new sound of the F1 cars, although, as I’ve said before:

    “If the racing’s good, who cares about the noise?”

    #247374
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    Ryan Williams
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    Alonso confirmed as #14

    #245544
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    Two big bits of news from Formula Renault 2.0 champion Pierre Gasly today

    #245670
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    I’ve been watching F1 since the late-90′s. For much of my childhood I was a huge Schumacher and Ferrari fan, so when Schumi decided to retire at the end of 2006, naturally I started supporting his team-mate at the time, Felipe Massa, and I’ve been a huge fan ever since.

    Felipe holds a personal record in being the driver to have made me cry the most. Once in 2008, after the Brazilian Grand Prix in which I basically shouted at the TV for 2 hours, with a brief period of wild cheering, followed by bitter disappointment and tears.

    I then cried again after hearing of Felipe’s Hungarian qualifying crash in 2009. As I was away camping I only heard about the crash through a text from my Dad saying that he’d been in a very serious incident and had “life-threatening” injuries.

    I have many fond memories of Felipe and Ferrari. His first win in Turkey ’06, his very dignified championship loss in 2008, bouncing back from his crash to out-qualify Alonso in Bahrain 2010, and many many more.

    Whilst I am a Ferrari man at heart, I will continue to follow Felipe as he embarks on a new career at Williams

    #230008
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    Maldonado seems fairly sure he’ll be racing next year

    https://twitter.com/pastormaldo/status/391908920379199488

    Roughly translates to: “I’ll be in F1 next season proudly representing Venezuela, hopefully good news soon”

    #229931
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    I’ll just leave this here:

    https://twitter.com/jamescalado/status/388296968331476992

    EDIT: Perhaps even more intriguingly, Calado has since removed that tweet…

    #241934
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    The CCTV footage the FIA used to investigate the incident has appeared online
    http://www.blick.ch/sport/formel1/der-wahnsinn-von-singapur-im-video-id2450773.html
    (Via @brandonseaber on Twitter)

    #236315
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    Not really a fan of the new ART livery, rather liked the one they were running!

    #236310
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    Ryan Williams
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    Jon Lancaster is replacing Varhaug

    #213188
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    Melville McKee joins Bamboo

    #213182
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    Daly to remain with ART

    #213179
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    Tio Ellinas confirmed at Marussia

    https://twitter.com/gp3_official/status/326376331745042433

    Tio will also run at the Young Drivers’ Test later this year with Marussia

    #195481
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    Ryan Williams
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    F1: Fernando Alonso
    GP2: James Calado
    GP3: Carlos Sainz Jr.
    WSR: Antonio Felix da Costa
    IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe
    MotoGP: Valentino Rossi
    WRC: Sebastian Ogier
    DTM: Mattias Ekström
    WTCC: Yvan Muller
    BTCC: Jason Plato
    WEC: McNish/Kristensen/Duval
    NASCAR: Kasey Kahne

    #207604
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    Seeing as Frijns is taking Conor Daly’s seat, this could turn into a season-long drive. Daly is allegedly competing in GP3 again this year

    #219162
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    Audi have revealed the liveries that their 8 drivers will be sporting this year

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