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2014-04-11 11:51

F1 NOISE ROW: Mercedes, leaders in the Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships, is understandably wary of any rule changes in F1. Image: AP/Hasan Jamali

The 2014 Formula 1 season has had a disappointing start with the new V6 hybrid turbo engines causing uproar  among fans and organisers alike.

F1's new sound was slammed for being "too soft"  after the first two races of the 2014 season (Malaysia, Australia).

Formula 1's three engine suppliers (Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault) will discuss how to turn up the volume of controversial turbo V6s  ahead of the 2014 Chinese grand prix.


Germany's Auto Bild reports that Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault will meet ahead of the race in Shanghai.

Although dominant Mercedes has ruled out agreeing to any mid-season rule changes, it is open to discussing ways to make the engines louder to appease disappointed fans.

Auto Bild reports that one proposal made by Mercedes is to simply look into sound amplification.

That is because "Mechanically, (making the engines louder) is not so easy," insisted Mercedes engine boss Andy Cowell.

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