The ‘screaming’ F1 engine future that may not be out of reach
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The ‘screaming’ F1 engine future that may not be out of reach

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OPINION: It wasn't just the Verstappen/Hamilton clash that had the Red Bull and Mercedes bosses at loggerheads at Silverstone, with the nature of Formula 1's 2025 engines also subject for disagreement. But hopes to have loud, emotive engines that are also environmentally friendly don't have to be opposed.

Retro YouTube videos cannot do justice to just how loud Formula 1’s old screaming V8 and V10 engines were. In the flesh, they not only assaulted your ear drums (making ear plugs an essential every F1 weekend), but they also reached the parts that other more modern power units cannot reach.

I recall many a time watching trackside at Monaco in the tunnel, and standing behind a well-placed soft drinks vending machine to help shield some the vibrations and force of the engines thrown out as the cars blasted past a few metres away. You could feel the 20,000rpm monsters pounding on your chest and punching through your torso every time.

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