AUDIO: F1 sound comparison from Albert Park

Sebastian Vettel on the Albert Park street circuit

Sebastian Vettel on the Albert Park street circuit

The muffled sound from Formula 1’s new turbocharged engines has been one of the biggest talking points at Albert Park’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix

The new 1.6 litre regulations were implemented by the FIA on the grounds of moving towards more environmentally friendly and road-relevant technologies.

The familiar, high-pitched wail of the V8s and the V10s that proceeded them have gone as a result, leading to widespread condemnation of the new rules.

Listen to our sound comparison below between Sebastian Vettel’s 1.6 litre, V6-powered 2014 Formula 1 car, the 2.4 litre V8-powered Red Bull that is taking part in the Speed Comparison this weekend, Jamie Whincup’s Holden V8 Supercar and the leading Porsche Carrera Cup cars.

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