I’d imagine it’s the F1 producers on the world feed responsible for that rather than Sky, so they probably don’t have much control over levels. If it was Sky doing it then I think they’d time it better so they’d never have to interrupt themselves or stop in the middle of a sentence for a radio message.
The reason is that sometimes the microphone integrated to the chin of the helmet might stop working and the drivers needs a new helmet but with the same visor configuration and so on. So its harder to switch a helmet compared to the balaclava. Also there is much more noise since it is closer to the ventilation holes for the face/chin. The one in the balaclava instead offers a clearer sound from the driver since its pretty much attached to the mouth of the driver. Hamilton from 2019 uses the microphone inside the balaclava, and the sound has improved compared to 2017/18. Kimi uses the one integrated into the helmet to make a comparison.VT5700 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:22 pmI have driven 270km with not much noise in my helmet microphone system, and have a recording at 220km/h already made 20 years ago with much much better sound than F1. And it was made in the turbulence so, that isnt really much slower than F1, the F1 drivers sometimes I hear them driving slower and it still sounds soso..
Do you maybe know why they have it in the Balaclava ? Is there any known reason for it ?