Louder isn't better in Formula 1

Louder isn't better in Formula 1

Any fears that the new generation of turbocharged Formula 1 cars won't sound good have been allayed, reckons JONATHAN NOBLE after his trip to the Jerez test

Louder isn't always better. That's a fitting phrase for Formula 1 right now, after we caught a first glimpse of the new turbo revolution that looks all set to deliver a tantalising season.

We may all lament the demise of the V8s, just as we mourn how F1 used to sound with the screaming V10s and V12s, but life has to move on. Steam trains sound way cooler than today's electric models, but we just can't live in the past.

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