|Photo: Mercedes AMG Petronas|
Of course there were some of same complaints when V12 and V10 got canned but the move to turbos and, more crucially the low, close to road car low, redlines is what drastically changes the sound.
While the new engines can rev up to 15000 rpm, the realities of torque curves and fuel regulations mean there will be little reason for engines to go much above 10000 rpm. A modern F1 car revving just 1000 rpm faster than your cousin's old Honda S2000 will only excite those who like turbo induction sounds.
But, on the other hand, fans have been clamoring for more variety and the new rules certainly have given us that. Have a listen to the clip below and tell us what you think of the different sounds.