user icon

Honda questions need for louder F1 engines

  • Published on 05 May 2016 14:05
  • comments 3
  • By: Danny Sosef

Honda has questioned moves to further turn up the volume of F1's current 'power units'. With many believing the turbo V6 engines are not loud enough for the 'show', for 2016 additional 'wastegate' exhaust pipes were added.

But the sound only went up by a few decibels, causing the FIA to announce that manufacturers are now doing "promising research" about increasing the volume even more by 2018.

Honda's F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa said: "For the noise, I personally do not agree. I'm not sure what we really need is for F1 to be deafening," he is quoted by Italy's Autosprint.

"I question the need for an artificial system to amplify the sound, but if FOM introduces it, we will follow the rules," said the Japanese.

Replies (3)

Login to reply
  • Pompey

    Posts: 84

    Is the FIA being run by "boy racers"? Drainpipe exhausts do not equal speed. Time to grow up I think!!

    • + 0
    • May 5 2016 - 23:37
    • Vet5

      Posts: 225

      True! I speak for us all when I say we miss the loud sound of the V8's + but we are in a new generation now, I just want to see some close racing again rather than being a 4 tier race! Honda just need to get that engine pumping out decent power!

      • + 0
      • May 6 2016 - 10:27
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    The noise should be a side-effect of the performance, no point in using artificial systems.

    • + 0
    • May 6 2016 - 23:58

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Team profile

  • comments 104,869 comments on Honda
  • star 11 members have this team as their favourite
  • vote Tweets about Honda
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar