Since the first round at Albert Park Australia, the sound of the F1 cars have still been a big topic discussed by major names in f1. However the Formula 1 fans have been speaking the loudest due to the lack of attendance at the Monaco GP and possibly more GP’s in the future.
David Coulthard said in and interview with AOL cars, “I heard Monaco was 20 per cent down this year.”
Although this figure is not been press released we can only go by what has come out of DC’s mouth. I for one agree with DC as majority of fans love the loudness of a Formula 1 cars.
Also DC commented saying, “Part of the F1 event was all about when you arrived at the track you got excited by the noise and the anticipation as soon as you heard it. It’s ridiculous that we like things that hurt our ears, because if the wife is talking too much and our ears get sore we don’t like that!
“But with race cars, or music, it’s about the sound and the experience of it. If you went to see the Rolling Stones and they came out and said tonight we’re only doing an acoustic set because we’re getting old and don’t want all the noise then the crowd wouldn’t be very happy and rightly so”
As many of us race fans, the sound of an F1 engine was the buzz that drew us to the sport and we stayed fans due to the excitement of racing, drivers and the prestige of Formula 1.
Now that the sound has changed and the buzz it not there as much are you finding it harder to stay excited about the sport?
I personally still get mad when I watch the qualifying or the race and have felt at times embarrassed that the GP2 cars sound better and the young up and coming racers are better to watch as they are fighting for recognition.
The main reason why I am still a fan is the 27 year long love affair with Ferrari. Also F1 is always evolving so this sound barrier will change sooner rather than later.