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Why do Formula 1 cars sound like a pack of wild bees?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
typical bee wing-beat frequency=190-250Hz
18,000rpmV10(or now V8) F1 engine.produces 9000power strokes per minute from each of its 8 or 10 cylinders(4 stroke cycle engine)9000/60=150power strokes per second. each of the 10(or8) cylinders of a V10 F1 engine will be making an exhaust noise at approximately 150 Hz as compared to the bee at 190-250Hz. the F1 engines frequency will be somewhat higher as all 10(or8) cylinders don't fire at the same time.
(pack of wild bees, as opposed to pack of domestic bees?)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The reason for this is because F1 engines are tuned to rev very high, to over 19,000 rpm. Compare that to a road going sports car, which tops out at just over 7,000 rpm and you can see a big difference. Couple this with the power the engine is producing (750hp compared to say 200hp) and this only aplifies the sound.
Because of the high revs there is a high resonance which is why you get such a high pitched sound. The cars used to have this but with a bit of a deep throatey backdrop as they had bigger beefier engines with more cylinders.
- 3utLv 41 decade ago
ur lucky on the TV u get onlyto here the wild bee sound of f-1 cars....if they had been broadcasting the real sound.....u may not even been able hear the commentry!!.....if u will try and stand next to an f1 car(without ear plugs that is) and ask the driver to hit the throttle(in nuetral...gear)....den i wont be surprised to find u with an ear drum specialist(no not the next day but the same day)....!!......
also not all f1 car engines sound the same....an f1 nerd may even be able to differentiate btw all the engines on the grid....Ferraris sound diffrent frm Mercedes-Benz(Merc) engines,Merc sound diff frm Renault engines~!!
The most unique sound is that of an Renault engine according to me.....
....to get the sound of an renault engine do this(not sure if it may work or not)-
close your nose with ur thumb and index finger.....and start saying AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (the sound of A must be as in Amend or america not like in ate or atom!!).....try getting the sound out of ur nose(but the nose shld be closed).....hope it works.....also imitate the gear change ......good luck .....;-)!!!Source(s): frm a crazy guy's brain who's an editor of this blog- http://formularacin.blogspot.com/
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The F1 car Is very fast!! sound like this (freereeeewwww!!neeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww!! weeeeeeeeeeeewwwww!!!) If you are in stadium f1 It verrry loud!!!! I hear it In malaysian grand prix!!!!! wear your radio f1 in stadium f1 when it start racing!
- Clive RolandLv 51 decade ago
if you have ever seen the drivers " honeys "? except for massa and hamilton... i missed the days when the camera gives us glimpses of the drivers wives or girlfriends... i dont really like to see the geriatric faces of hams and massas dad... LOL
- scoutma53Lv 71 decade ago
Because the engines rev really high..
- headsiwinLv 51 decade ago
Angry hornets....nice sound Rosbif
EDIT: What about hornets or mosquitoes Bill?
- val f1 nutterLv 71 decade ago
they don't when you actually hear them first hand and not through the telly:)