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What we learned at the Spanish Grand Prix

Race promoters prefer noise to longevity F1's race promoters were a visible presence in the Barcelona paddock this weekend, with many hearing the 2014 power units in the flesh for the first time. And on Saturday, the promoters met with Bernie Ecclestone to discuss what they believe is the need for louder engines to improve the show. But as Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley pointed out on Friday afternoon in Barcelona, to pump up the volume means undoing a lot of the good work that this new era of power unit was designed to do. “You should always remember that the increase in sound is just loss of power,” Fernley said. “I think that when you're harnessing all the power and...
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