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Maldonado ends test on top

Mercedes, having already turned the tide of F1's established pecking order at the start of the sport's new era, attempted to turn up the volume of the new-generation turbo cars on the second and final day of the Barcelona test by trialling a 'trumpet' exhaust on their W05.Following early-season complaints from both fans and race promoters alike that the tinny noise being produced by the new V6 turbocharged power units is a substantial downgrade on the old ear-piercing V8s, the FIA has already initiated a study to see what can be done to increase decibel levels. The first test to try and find a solution was conducted by Mercedes at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday, with their W05...
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