All the fans of these races are worried by one question: how will the new motors of sports cars sound? The sound of engines in Formula 1 racing is characteristic and unique, which has remained almost unchanged over the years. Therefore, everyone worries about whether the sound of the motors on cars will change in 2019.
We got a chance to hear how the new engine will still sound, which will be installed on Formula 1 racing race cars.
Three of Formula One’s four engines were heard roaring into life over the weekend.
Key dates on the 2019 Formula One calendar
Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO at Formula 1 said:
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that the draft of the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar is made up of 21 races, as it was this year. In addition, we are honoured the promoters of the long-standing Japanese Grand Prix have agreed to a new long-term deal that will ensure our loyal and knowledgeable Japanese fans will be able to enjoy Formula 1 for more years to come. I am also delighted to confirm that with the very valuable help of Mercedes-Benz, the German automobile clubs ADAC and AvD and the German Minister for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure, we have reached an agreement with the Municipality of Hockenehim and the promoter Hockenheim-Ring GmbH which will allow to once more race at this iconic circuit also in 2019. This demonstrates how all stakeholders within Formula 1 are working together to ensure the long-term future of the sport and its fans.”
A run down of the key dates for any Formula One fan ahead of 2019 with a calendar of events which stretches from February all the way through to December. The 2019 season begins officially next Monday with the start of pre-season testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya.
Renault, Toro Rosso and Mercedes
World champions Mercedes posted a clip of its new engine being fired up on Friday, followed by Renault and Toro Rosso doing the same with its Honda engine — the unit it will now share with parent team Red Bull.
Take a listen!
Mercedes has also continued to tease what looks set to be a camouflaged liveryahead of its 2019 car launch on Wednesday. Such a colour scheme would likely be for pre-season testing only — Red Bull ran a similar concept ahead of the 2015 campaign.
Ferrari is the only engine yet to be heard ahead of the new campaign — the Italian team also supplies Haas and the Alfa Romeo team (formerly Sauber). McLaren, a Renault customer, was the first team to release a fire-up clip, doing so earlier this month.