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Lowdon fears commercial impact

Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon fears F1's commercial value could drop along with the volume of noise. The introduction of 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engines has resulted in a quieter Formula 1 in which spectators applauding can be heard as well as the occasional squealing tyre. This has not gone down well with some, who feel they are being robbed of one of the backbones of F1. And although Lowdon does not expect it will have a major impact on TV viewers, he fears for the sponsorship side of the sport. "The sport's contact with most fans is via television, and the noise doesn't affect that in any way," he told Press Association Sport. "There was some exciting racing,...
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