Monday, March 17, 2014
The 2014 Formula 1 Cars Are So... Blah.
So the 2014 Formula 1 cars are over 3 seconds slower than the 2013 cars. Yes, the Pirelli tires are harder and slower this year. RPMs are limited to 12k and even though the engines added a turbo, they still lost 2 cylinders. The cars are also making less downforce and even though they are faster in a straight line, they lose significant time in fast turns and under braking. And all of that might have been OK... if they didn't sound like a leaf blower with a dead squirrel stuck in it... Made me realize how much I miss the V12 engines - here's a comparison so you can hear for yourself.