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GP Week : Issue 198
+1000 pages 624 pages Don’t stay out of the Business ! The only reference books that keep you updated with motor racing Motorsports Formula One Each new edition 100% researched & updated ! In depth information on the major players of the 2014 field. Teams, drivers, engine manufacturers, cars, key people, sponsors & suppliers, media, marketing & PR, organisers, circuits, officials, etc. Companies and key people with positions, contact details, emails, addresses, websites, logo, color portrait pictures and a lot more. Tel: +44 (0) 20 71930 686 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Order now on our secure website - www.whoworksin.com There are no hills around the sepang Grand Prix circuit, but if there were, they would have been alive with the sound, not of Formula 1 Power units, but continued complaints at how they sound. The controversy that started in Australia continued in Malaysia, with no less than Sebastian Vettel describing the sound of the new units as “shit” . In response to the World Champion and some negative comments from other drivers, Jenson Button then struck back, suggesting that drivers might “Go and race somewhere else if you’re not happy here” . But there was a note of concession from one of the strongest critics of the new generation of cars. Bernie Ecclestone was present in Malaysia and got to heard the sound of the new cars live for the first time, having skipped the Melbourne race and all of the pre-season tests. “It sounds terrible on the TV,” Ecclestone told Britain’s Sky Sports during Friday Practice. “Mr Ong [Ong Beng Seng, a leading figure in Singapore’s race] was complaining about the noise. “We were just saying, I think it’s a little louder than we thought. If we could get it up a little bit more than this, then it would be alright.” The latest round of conversations about the sounds of the new cars came with its own quota of conspiracy theories. One suggested that in Melbourne, trackside microphones that transmit the sound of the cars were set up to deliberately to quieten the sound, so to prompt negative comments about from the TV audience, in line with Ecclestone’s long-stated dislike for the replacements for the previous normally aspirated (and cheaper) 2.4-litre V8s. The other suggested that with the specialist media largely defending the sound of the cars and stating they sound better at the track than theydoonTV,itwasallaployto have them (the press) in effect promoting ticket sales for F1 events that otherwise do not sell out... F1 >>> nEWs 2014: A FINE yEAR FOR whINE 10 GPWEEK.com // 10 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: