Niki Lauda It is absurd to suggest that Formula 1 engine manufacturers should urgently turn up the volume of the new V6 turbo engines.
That is the view of Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda, who days ago in Melbourne admitted the sound of the 22 cars charging to the first corner left him underwhelmed.
Williams technical boss Pat Symonds agrees: 'For me the start is the most exciting part of the race, and I loved it when the 22 drivers revved up their engines.'
'I don't generally complain about the sound, but at the start (in Melbourne) it did seem a bit quiet,' he told Auto Motor und Sport.
Lauda, however, said: 'The debate about the engine noise is absurd — you can't change that now....
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