|This car is called the 'Double Penetrator' according to Sniff|
Petrol. I totally can't see what they mean.
For those of you who live under a rock, Formula 1 is a worldwide motorsport with drivers from all around the world racing across the globe in cutting edge open-wheeled racers. Watching the action on television is pretty exhilarating, but mark my words here, seeing it in real life is truly something else. Although if I went to my local track this season, I'm not sure I'd be having the same thumping heart...
When I went in 2008, the cars had screaming V8 engines that were so beautifully loud, a lot of people chose to wear ear mufflers. I didn't; I wanted to continue my eargasm. And these ear orgies could be attained every time you visited any track - up until now that is.
|2008. That was a good year. Even 2013 seems like a good year now.|
|Squint and you'll see it!|
Of course, this was all done in the name of saving the planet, presumably from some pressure. But this does lead me to some thoughts, some more widespread than others...
Firstly, having the smaller engines and turbo really does mean that the noise of the V12, V10 and V8 have well and truly gone forever. Some people are in favour of this new sound, but I just think it sounds like a drone. This is not helped by the fact that the rev limiter is now 'only' 15,000rpm and the drivers tend to short-shift now due to the increased torque (and to save fuel). The volume is a lot quieter too; you can now hear the tyres screeching as the drivers frantically leave their pit stop - something that has always been drowned out by engine noise, no sorry, music, in previous years.
|Ooh look, a graphic of a F1 car turbo.|
|Bring back the beating heart of this and I'll die happy.|
Bring back the V12!
Formula 1 Has Lost Half Of Its Appeal Reviewed by Jack Cooper on 16:57 Rating: