Mercedes and Caterham release new V6 audio

Mercedes and Caterham release new V6 audio

Mercedes and Caterham have both released an audio snippet from their turbocharged V6 engines ahead of the first official pre-season test in Jerez, which gets underway in just four days’ time.

Mercedes was one of three teams to give its 2014 car a shakedown today as Nico Rosberg completed 40km of running at Silverstone in the W05. The audio clip has been greeted with a positive reaction from fans who had initially been skeptical about the sound of the downsized engines.

Further to that, Caterham – who unveiled a new minty fresh brand image earlier this week – also released their audio clip.

Image courtesy of Octane Photographic.

Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Luke Smith is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Richland F1. Having started the website in March 2012, he has gone on to become one of the youngest members of the Formula 1 paddock after joining American broadcaster NBC Sports at the beginning of the 2013 season. Luke now works as the network's lead F1 writer, supporting the TV coverage on nbcsports.com. Luke's work has also been featured on NBC News, Yahoo! Sports, Driven Magazine and the Bahrain Mirror, and he has also appeared on CNBC's TV series "One Second in F1 Racing".