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Listen: F1 tests new microphone to improve engine sound during USGP practice

F1 tested a new exhaust microphones to improve engine sound – Force India’s Sergio Perez successively ran with an experimental microphone, listen its resulted F1 V6 engine’s noise remarkably good.

In 2014, since the transition from V8 engines to the powertrain with a 1.6-liter motor V6, the sound emanating from the car, significantly decreased which has caused a flurry of criticism from fans, teams and drivers.

“We want to increase the sound of F1, because it’s important for the fans. In addition, our studies show that the better performance is crucial for the sport as a whole”, – commercial Director of F1 Sean Bratches told Reuters in last month.

He also said that the project is managed by Australian producer David hill.

“He cooperates with the German concern to design a ceramic microphone that we can attach to the exhaust pipe to improve the sound of racing for the fans,” summed up Patches



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