F1's New 3-Second Sonic Branding Is Actually a Chemical Brothers Song Sped to 15,000 BPM

To match the 15,000 rpm of a Formula 1 engine

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There aren’t many artists who could handle the task of effectively capturing the speed and exhilaration of Formula 1 racing within one song. Then again, there aren’t many who could boast the same 30-year legacy of experimentation as electronic duo The Chemical Brothers.

As longtime Formula 1 fans, the English sound engineering masters were tapped to supply the official sound for the new racing season, and they delivered. Twice.

First, they lent Formula 1 the track “We’ve Got to Try” off of their upcoming album, No Geography.



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