Formula One: Bernie Ecclestone wants new machines to sound 'more like racing cars'

Formula one supremo Bernie Ecclestone, in comments carried by British media on Tuesday, said he was 'horrified' by the lack of noise in the new cars this season.

updated: March 19, 2014 11:06 IST
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London: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he will try to make new-look machines sound "more like racing cars" after organisers of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix threatened to sue for breach of contract.

The sport is pushing the boundaries of hybrid technology this year with 2014's F1 machines running races on 35 percent less fuel than last season.

Turbocharged engines are back for the first time since 1988, with last year's 2.4-litre V8s replaced by 1.6-litre V6s.

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