People have been complaining about the sounds of the 2014 F1 cars for a while, myself included. However, if you can’t fix it, feature it, right?
Sounds like some DJ is going to make a beat-track with F1 sounds. I’m not going to lie. This sounds like pretty fun idea. Can’t wait for the full track.
All I’m saying is that I think he’d be hilarious to play racing games with. When you watch this video, you kind of forget that Mansell is a Formula 1 World Champion. He just kind of reminds me of my grandfather. ;)
Alright, I’m going to get right to the point here. So now we’ve got our new Formula 1 V6 engines running on track and out in the open. Do you like the new sounds that the turbo engine makes?
Just for a sample, we went from this with the V8s:
I’ve been getting ready for the 2014 F1 season for a while, but I still was confused how the new hybrid turbo system worked. I read articles about it, watching BBC F1 videos and whatever else I could find, but it still made no sense! Then Mercedes comes out with this simple video… and then *click!*. Sometimes it’s just the simple things.
Everyone get it now, or what it just me who was confused?
So take it from someone who has driven in Formula 1, and has massive experience with racing hybrid cars. Allan McNish is probably the most qualified person to be explaining how the cars will feel in Formula 1 for 2014.
Besides, it’s always good to get a Shakedown video where a former driver is the star. You learn so much about how they think. Watch and enjoy.
Ok, so I did find this video via Axis of Oversteer, but I’m being a good boy and making sure that they get the credit for it. Still freaking funny though, in a dorky sorta way.
So we’re in a second day of Formula 1 testing for 2014. I’m still shocked over what the new noses of the majority of the cars look like, but I’m starting to get over it. (Or at least lying to myself, that I’m getting over it). After doing a bit of surfing, I found a link to a video of Jerez testing that gives a taste of what the new V6-Hybrid turbo engines sound like.
The FIA are always tasked with finding ways to make Formula 1 more interesting for viewers. I’ve got an easy one for you. Make these eye level cameras mandatory for all drivers.
In 2014, Formula 1 is going through one of the largest technical regulation changes in the series. We all know about the change from the 2.4 V8 engine to the 1.6 Liter V6 turbo “power unit”. (Click here to hear the Mercedes V6 turbo on the dyno.)
However, there are other aerodynamic and physical changes to the car that people may not know about, just simply described.