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F1 might install microphones to make V6 engines louder



Formula 1’s new owners Liberty Media, are preparing to introduce few solutions for improving the F1’s 1.6-liter V6 Turbo engines experience – at the circuit and on television.

The sport’s commercial boss, Sean Bratches has revealed that they are currently working to develop a ceramic microphone that amplifies 1.6-liter V6 engine noise.

“One of the things that we want to amplify going forward are the sounds of the sport,” he told Reuters, “because they are viscerally moving to fans and critically important in all the research that we do.”

Bratches noted that the Australian producer David Hill, a man with a “stellar reputation in sports television and broadcast innovation” is working on the idea.

“He’s working with a German concern to develop a ceramic microphone that we can actually adhere to the exhaust pipe to get the true amplification of sound for fans,” said Bratches.

Older generations of Formula One fans still mourn the passing of the ear-splitting 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.

Formula One has witnessed a quiet revolution following the takeover of U.S.-owned Liberty Media in January with fresh camera angles, apertures and positioning to create more of a sense of speed.

FIA president Jean Todt noted previously that any step backwards in Formula 1 technology would be an errant move, so expect to hear his two cents once the new regulation cycle is due.


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