A day in the life of an endurance pit-crew
We lent JMW Motorsport a hand at the Silverstone Le Mans Series race. Our ears still hurt...
Posted: 23 Sep 2011
JMW Motorsport's Ferrari 458 Italia GT doesn't care about my Cochlea. JMW Motorsport's Ferrari 458 Italia GT doesn't care about my Eustachian tube either. And, I'm pretty certain JMW Motorsport's Ferrari 458 Italia GT could hardly care less about my auditory nerve.
JMW Motorsport's Ferrari 458 Italia GT is unfeasibly loud, and I have foolishly sauntered over to it during an engine warm-up. At full chat. At full chat this Ferrari 458 Italia GT emits 120db of noise because it is not silenced. That's the same volume as a jet engine, and the NHS tells me prolonged exposure to such a considerable volume of exhaust noise will induce harm to aforementioned obscure internal bits.
This Ferrari 458 Italia GT wants to make me deaf.
Words: Vijay Pattni