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F1 2014 Exhaust

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Lazarou, May 14, 2014.

  1. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

    The pinnacle of engineering in F1, a trumpet welded to the exhaust. :)

    edit: I should have mentioned Mercedes are testing this today to see if they can increase the volume of the cars, and it is not a late April's fool.

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  2. Wow... Just wow...
    And I thought Dumbo ears looked ridiculous. :laugh:
     
  3. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    So... any sound samples yet?
     
  4. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

     
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  5. We used those 'Stingers' on Volkswagen Beetles for years.
    I'd always carry mine in the car for Manassas, Virginia Bug-out....no baffle.
    They do actually sound very nice when you get a bunch of cars together at speed.
     
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  6. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

    Renaults new exhaust on test.

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  7. airutonpurosuto8912

    airutonpurosuto8912
    needforspeedgamer

    OMG!
     
  8. They got inspiration here



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  9. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    GET
    RID
    OF
    IT
    NOW


    The engines are perfect as they are now, noise levels that you can stand without earplugs is great.
     
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  10. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    I don't dislike the sound as it is now but in fact I don't hear much of it in TV broadcast in comparison to the earlier seasons. So this is kind of a small atmosphere killer for me.

    So a silly question comes to my mind: Could they simply increase the sensitivity of the track side microphones to compensate the loss of car sounds volume? I wouldn't mind hearing the crowd also a bit louder then.
     
  11. You can always turn up the volume in your TV ;)
     
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  12. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

  13. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    This would mean the comentators screaming like hell to me. But it would be an idea the broadcaster increases the volume of track sounds in comparison to any other sounds like comentator's speech...
     
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  14. I don't really get why this is still being discussed at all...

    A lively freeway at ~30ft distance is roughly 85dB
    2014 F1 at ~65ft distance (stands) is about 95dB
    Jackhammer at 3ft distance equals 100dB (noise protection mandatory)
    Hearing damage (long term exposure) starts at 80dB
    Hearing damage (short term exposure) starts at 120dB

    ... I'm perfectly fine with keeping my hearing, thank you.
     
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  15. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
    #47 Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    It's not that it is too quiet. It simply does not sound "sexy" :)
     
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  16. The volume isn't the problem for me, it's the pitch. They need to increase the revs to make it more like the classic F1 sound.
     
  17. Not necessarily the pitch, but I agree that they need to adjust the sound somehow. The volume though is great I think with all the locking tyres and stuff you can actually hear now :D
     
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  18. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Personally I don't care. The racing is good, the cars are quick, it's still F1.
     
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  19. So I guess this isn't you then?

     
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  20. These car will never be loud no matter what the teams do. That was predetermined when the turbocharger was added. When you drop a turbocharger into any exhaust stream, it simply 'chops' up the noise. Nothing done after the wheel will increase it...nothing. It might change tone, but that's it.
    Personally, I like the sound. I love the whiz, whine and chatter from the power units.