I can see that the manufacturers want to make F1 a research base for more economical cars and appear to be environmentally responsible. Therefore to make the cars sound better we have to make the engines rev higher whilst still using the same fuel restrictions (100kg per race). The fuel flow restriction I feel is a questionable rule but I can see that it is how the max horsepower of a turbo car is restricted otherwise they could be producing over 1500hp which could be rather dangerous. I would like to drop the fuel flow restriction but can see the arguments against this.
The main complaint from spectators is the sound of the cars, this being less loud and lower revs.
Also the cars are trying to be efficient with their fuel they probably are not running even at the maximum allowed revs.
What tweaks to the rules would cure this whilst still meeting the 100kg of fuel per 300km race ? (probably hypothetically as I can't see the rules being changed at this stage)
Even smaller engines or with less boost would have to rev higher to get the same power.
Would a 500cc V6 turbo engine achieve these goals ?
What engine sounds the best ? my guess V12 non-turbo
What turbo engine sounds the best ?
At what rpm is the sound going to have the most appeal ? my guess 22000rpm
Could exhaust pipe modifications improve the sound ?
Edited by scolbourne, 17 March 2014 - 11:59.