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Turning up F1's volume is absurd says Minardi

Gian Carlo Minardi has slammed as "absurd" F1's efforts to turn up the volume of the new turbo V6 engines. Mercedes fitted an unseemly, trombone-shaped exhaust to its car at this week's Barcelona test, but it failed to deliver the sound boost that many in F1 - including Bernie Ecclestone and race promoter Ron Walker - are seeking. Minardi, the founder of Faenza based team Toro Rosso's original guise, is not impressed. "I find it absurd that the focus is on the noise, when it definitely is not the primary problem," he said. 66-year-old Minardi said teams should stop the efforts to turn up the volume and focus instead on being "more competitive". "In Spain...
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