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Ecclestone admits engines louder than he thought

March 28th, 2014 .- Bernie Ecclestone admitted on Friday that F1's new-generation cars are actually louder than he first thought. The F1 chief executive did not attend any of the pre-season tests or the season opening Australian grand prix, where a big controversy about the milder tones of the turbo V6 engines kicked off. "It sounds terrible on the TV," Ecclestone told Britain's Sky Sports in the Sepang pitlane during the second practice session on Friday. He was standing with Ong Beng Seng, the Singaporean magnate who is a leading figure in the city-state's highly-popular night race. "Mr Ong was complaining about the noise," Ecclestone revealed, referring to the...
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