Forgotten what Formula 1's blown exhausts sounded like? Here's a reminder!

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One of the defining parts of the early 2010s in Formula 1 was the blown exhausts. Making use of the coanda effect to redirect exhaust gases through the rear diffuser for extra downforce, it was something that was thought to be a huge design breakthrough at the time. As you'd expect given that it was a huge change to the exhaust systems, it resulted in a very different sound than what we've heard before or since under deceleration. I stumbled across this video by 19Bozzy92 filmed during an F1 race in 2011 and if you've forgotten about the strange yet epic GRR RRR RRRs of the exhausts of that era, it's a fantastic reminder. The most distinctive has to be the sound of the Red Bull of that era, with its exhaust that sounds more like a machine gun than a car!

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Comments (3)

  • I THINK F1 CARS SHOULD SHOOT FLAMES AS WELL.

      10 days ago
  • You mean real F1 engines

      10 days ago
  • *blown diffusers.

    The exhaust was used to blow the diffuser to increase the velocity of the airstream and thus increasing negative pressure.

    So itโ€˜s called blown diffuser ๐Ÿ˜‰

      10 days ago
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