The New Formula 1 Engines Sound Like Goats – Video

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Testing has officially begun for the new 1.6T V6 engines being used in the 2014 Formula One race cars and you may be surprised by how they sound.

A video has surfaced on the Internet with the teams testing in Jerez and it was noted that lap times were nine to 10 seconds slower than the best lap times from last year’s testing session. Many of the teams ran into problems getting their cars running according to the video source, and some didn’t make it on the track until the end of the day when it started raining.

At least the cars sound, well… interesting. Give it a listen at 0:30 and 1:30 and tell us you don’t hear the sound of a goat.

[Source: YouTube]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • TonyX TonyX on Feb 04, 2014

    Adminstrators of F1 are pandering to the car companies, who want to use F1 as a research lab for road cars, rather than to the consumers who now have to watch this neutered show.

  • Christian Fecht Christian Fecht on Apr 18, 2014

    Sorry, but a goat sounds better...