F1 to work on en­gine noise

Global Times - Weekend - - SPORTS - Agen­cies – Global Times

For­mula One is work­ing on a mi­cro­phone that can be at­tached to a car’s ex­haust sys­tem to make the sport louder and more “vis­ceral” for tele­vi­sion view­ers.

En­gine noise has been a talk­ing point since the qui­eter, more fu­el­ef­fi­cient 1.6-liter V6 turbo hy­brid power units were in­tro­duced in 2014 in place of the raspier and less so­phis­ti­cated V8 engines.

Older gen­er­a­tions of F1 fans still mourn the pass­ing of the ear­split­ting V10 and V12s, although the V10 wail has re­turned to the race­track through the in­tro­duc­tion of a two-seater pro­gram run by former Mi­nardi team boss Paul Stod­dart.

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