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7th June 2014, 8:48 at 8:48 am #262424
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?”10th January 2014, 17:02 at 5:02 pm #24737427th November 2013, 20:40 at 8:40 pm #24554427th November 2013, 20:38 at 8:38 pm #245670
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 Williams20th October 2013, 14:00 at 2:00 pm #230008
Maldonado seems fairly sure he’ll be racing next year
Roughly translates to: “I’ll be in F1 next season proudly representing Venezuela, hopefully good news soon”10th October 2013, 13:40 at 1:40 pm #229931
I’ll just leave this here:
EDIT: Perhaps even more intriguingly, Calado has since removed that tweet…22nd September 2013, 20:58 at 8:58 pm #241934
The CCTV footage the FIA used to investigate the incident has appeared online
(Via @brandonseaber on Twitter)8th May 2013, 18:43 at 6:43 pm #236315
Not really a fan of the new ART livery, rather liked the one they were running!8th May 2013, 13:22 at 1:22 pm #23631026th April 2013, 7:59 at 7:59 am #21318825th April 2013, 14:19 at 2:19 pm #21318222nd April 2013, 16:47 at 4:47 pm #213179
Tio Ellinas confirmed at Marussia
Tio will also run at the Young Drivers’ Test later this year with Marussia17th April 2013, 21:51 at 9:51 pm #195481
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
NASCAR: Kasey Kahne15th April 2013, 15:01 at 3:01 pm #207604
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 year8th April 2013, 11:34 at 11:34 am #219162
Audi have revealed the liveries that their 8 drivers will be sporting this year