One of the hot topics in F1 for 2014 has been how the new car sounds compared to the old. I took a short video in Jerez, and it reminded me of a similar video I took in Barcelona at Winter Testing 2012. In both cases I was quite near the track, and two cars were going by. In 2012, I was near the start line, and this year, I was further around the course at a corner, so the cars were not going quite so fast, although I was slightly closer.
This is the video from 2014:
Now compare this to the sound from 2012:
I used the same device with the same settings to record both videos. The 2014 cars definitely are quieter than their recent predecessors.
It’s obviously not a like for like comparison – or anywhere near – but should show the difference in the type of sound of the engines.