Join Grace and me as we discuss the Formula 1 news of the week as well as start our course in acoustics in order to bore you to tears in the off season. NOISE vs SOUND…it makes a difference and it’s important to know what words mean.
As an aside, look at the latin root of both words. Noise is from nausea and sound from sonos. Neither of their synonyms includes the other. What F1 press, teams and the FIA continue to do is infer that the noise of an F1 car is nausea and a negative aspect of their very own sport! Mercedes prattling on about how fans don’t like the “noise” of the cars or the press talking about fans wanting the “noise” increased etc.
I’ll go further with this and say that to many F1 fans, the sound of the current cars IS NOISE and the sound of previous F1 engines is just that…SOUND. I don’t consider the current cars “noise” but many do. What they really should say is that they don’t like the sound of the current cars as well as the past cars and that would be a more correct statement. Fair is fair and I do like the fact that you can tell teams apart from these current engines via their sound.
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