F1 is back for 2018, and while the cars have received some significant aero upgrades, the less-than-steller sounding turbo V6s from the past few years remain. For this season, though, it seems the exhaust tone has changed a bit.
Testing in Barcelona is currently underway, and thanks to this video put together by YouTuber , we get to hear what all of this year's cars will sound like on track. Every car set to participate in the 2018 season appears at least once in the video, including the Mercedes W09, the Ferrari SF-71 H, and the Renault-powered McLaren MCL33. Each car is filmed going through corners, doing simulated race starts at pit-exit, as well as full-throttle flybys on the front straight.
This year, the cars seem a bit louder and raspier than before—a slight improvement, in my opinion. These engines are still a long way from the V8- and V10-powered cars of old, but it's a step in the right direction.