“Not As Bad As it is Made” – Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Dismisses Modern Day F1 Engine Theory

Published 08/20/2021, 11:10 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Formula One plans to become sustainable by the end of 2025. The sport has planned to take various steps to make Formula One with zero carbon footprint. The sport has been racing with turbo hybrid engines since the start of 2014, which has been great for the environment but does not have the same sound as previous engines. Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz also feels the same.

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Sainz states that the current engines do not create goosebumps and do not have the same noise as the V10s. But he recognized it is important for the future of the planet.

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The Ferrari driver mentions the difference in the sound of the F1 engines

As reported by Auto Motor Und Sport, Sainz mentions that although the current engines do not have the same noise as V10s, they are not silent. He stated that he still needs to wear earplugs in the garage.

” The sound is not as spectacular as it used to be. When I first took part in a Formula 1 race at the age of 10, I was almost scared because these engines were so loud,” said Sainz.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

I couldn’t understand how something could make so much noise without exploding. That feeling is no longer there today. But these engines are by no means quiet. I still need earplugs in the garage. 

“The sound is not as bad as we made it, but it no longer creates goosebumps like it used to. But don’t overestimate the sound,” concluded the Ferrari driver.

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Carlos Sainz’s father is a two-time rally champion. Carlos mentions that having a world champion was very helpful, as he could seek advice regarding the sport from him.

Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Mark Sutton

“My father taught me how to change or adapt my driving style to get faster. He let me drive in the kart with slicks in the rain. He encouraged me to play around with tire pressures and setups. That’s how I learned to be flexible.” said Sainz.

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Sainz would hope to become an F1 world champion and join the greats of the sport.

Can Carlos emulate his father and become world champion? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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