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Car noise opened up for debate

MELBOURNE, March 14, 2014 (AFP) - Team bosses told fans to get used to the new, quieter Formula One engines on Friday after complaints that the previously deafening cars now sounded more like vacuum cleaners. Turbo-charged hybrid engines have replaced the ear-splitting V8s, giving the year's opening practice sessions a decidedly sedate feel. Some likened the "underwhelming" sound to a "sewing machine on wheels", while others said it sounded like a race between 22 vacuum cleaners and wondered why it was so quiet in the F1 paddock. However, others present found the subdued sound a blessing as, for once, they didn't need ear-plugs and could...
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