Saturday 17 November 2018

Enthusiastic Grand Prix fan accidentally adds own voice to global TV coverage

Some viewers thought the spectators voice was better than the Formula One cars.

Around lap nine, the footage caught someone making fake engine noises (Eric Gay/AP)
Around lap nine, the footage caught someone making fake engine noises (Eric Gay/AP)

By Sonia Twigg, Press Association

An enthusiastic viewer, sitting a little too close to the microphone, added their own sound effects to the commentary of the Formula One US Grand Prix on Sunday.

Around lap nine, the footage caught someone making fake engine noises during scenes which were broadcast all over the world.

Many fans took to Twitter to express their own opinions and comparisons for the noise heard during the F1 race.

Some claimed it added to their enjoyment in the coverage of the event.

Others criticised the current F1 cars, saying the caught impression was an improvement on the sound made by the current cars.

Lewis Hamilton came third in a thrilling race at the US Grand Prix, falling just short of his mission to win the Formula One world championship for a fifth time.

Kimi Raikkonen won the race, his first victory in 113, while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, who started in 18th place, came second.

Press Association

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