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Lewis Hamilton hoping to race `faster, noisier` Formula 1 cars in future

Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 11:33am IST | Agency: ANI

London: Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton has added his voice to the ongoing debate over sound in Formula One, saying that he is all for the sports' bosses and teams trying to increase engine noise levels.

The British 2009 world champion was speaking after fans complained that the mute eco V6 engines are wrecking the spectacle.

According to the Mirror, despite fears it could affect Mercedes' domination, Hamilton agreed to have the noise increased, saying that for the fans, the noise is not loud as it should be given that it is a part of the 'great spectacle'.

Hamilton further said that when he went to his first Grand Prix in 1996 at Spa, Belgium, the roar around Turn One scared the 'fricking life out of him', adding that it was the 'greatest feeling ever' for him.

Stating that the sound is not noticed whenever one is watching the sport on TV, Hamilton said that a fan could find the real difference when he is sitting at the circuits, adding that he hopes by next year, the cars can be made louder and noisier.

Hamilton further said that although the fact that the cars are greener and fuel efficient is a plus point, however, they does not sound as good as an old Mustang V8, adding that he does not want to drive an electric car.

Teams are to test noisier options straight after the Spanish Grand Prix in three weeks' time, the report added.




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