Why Microphones To Enhance F1 Engine Sound Is A Good Idea
Is Formula 1 going too artificial by thinking of introducing ceramic microphones to enhance the sounds of the F1 engines? Or is it an acceptable solution from a sports broadcast point of view? Unlike the DRS, this is one solution that we don’t mind supporting the sport for. I know this is a controversial admission, but I believe that if microphones are used to enhance the sounds for broadcast, it is acceptable. This is a regular practice for sports events, other than those in which Maria Sharapova is participating!
In this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we wonder if the race organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix blurted out the absolute truth about the sport, while also claiming that they wouldn’t play host to Formula 1 even if it was offered for free! Ouch!
We discuss Paul Hembrey’s idea of introducing ‘mini cups’ along side the World Championship to make the longer seasons more interesting and Graham Keilloh’s novel idea of crowning the driver with the maximum race laps led as that season’s Drivers’ Champion.
And then of course, we have our usual Mclaren-Honda section, along with a much-needed one for Daniel Ricciardo. As we look forward to Suzuka, let’s hope Ferrari’s engines don’t hit Honda mode yet again.
(Season 2017, Episode 33)
Co-hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show on Formula 1 that attempts to simplify the sport and business of Formula 1. This show also aims to add some much needed humour to the otherwise serious sport of Formula 1. In 2016, the show crossed 150,000 listens and was top-rated on iTunes and Audio Boom. The show is available on Kunal’s F1 Blog and partner websites such as Motorsport, Firstpost, NDTVAuto, Sport360, Sportskeeda, Scroll, Talking About F1, Motor Octane and others.