The sound of F1, then and now

Unlike many other Formula One fans, I’m keeping an open mind about the move to turbo engines this season.  The last turbo era was when I fell in love with the sport, after all.

That said, this preview of the new Mercedes-Benz engine note isn’t encouraging:

Hopefully the racing will be good enough to make up for what sounds like a really, really big Dyson.  For my money, they will never top the Chrysler-Lamborghini V12 from the early 1990s:

Ayrton Senna wanted McLaren to use this engine halfway through the 1993 season, and Ron Dennis had a handshake deal for Lamborghini power in 1994 – until he went with the ill-fated Peugeot motor instead.  Who knows what might have been?

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