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Formula 1 Cars Will Be Louder in 2016, but That Won’t Solve the Sport’s Problems

Formula One cars are going to be louder in 2016 than they have been since the switch to hybrid V6 engines for the 2014 season. According to Mercedes executive director Paddy Lowe, speaking in the latest episode of the team's in-house studio show, instead of wasting some extra pressure from the exhaust system: We now have to duct that air separately through an extra tail pipe and this is all intended to make more noise. So, we are trying to make the engine louder. It will work. We will see how much louder they will be, but some measurements have been made in the labs and we have seen some significant increase. The quieter engines have been one of the most common complaints of the new engine formula among fans and even F1 chief executive Be...

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