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Would Formula 1 Race Promoters Really Quit Sport over Lack of Engine Noise?

Australian Grand Prix chairman Ron Walker announced his retirement last weekend. Instead of riding quietly off into the Australian sunset, though, he has decided to take a few parting shots at Formula One. Specifically, Walker—like many others—is miffed at the lack of noise produced by the new, hybrid F1 engines. He chose an interesting way to voice his displeasure, though, first saying that the quieter engines are, "clearly in breach of our contract," per Michael Lynch of The Age in Melbourne.  Now, according to The Independent's Christian Sylt, Walker says, "You will find promoters dropping out. They will go and get an IndyCar race or something like that to keep the fans." This is certainly an interesting, though ul...

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