Ecclestone warns of race promoter complaints
28 March 2014 – Bernie Ecclestone says most race promoters are complaining about the sound of Formula 1's new engines.
Following the season-opening race, Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) Chairman Ron Walker suggested that the lack of noise was a breach of contract, claiming excitement had been lost as a result of the changes.
And Ecclestone, speaking at Sepang on Friday, stated that more promoters have followed suit in recent days.
"That's exactly the problem. All the promoters are complaining," Ecclestone explained to Sky Sports.
"It sounds terrible on television. [But] the problem isn't that. The problem is the people coming here and the whole atmosphere of F1. It's a little louder than we thought. If we can get it up a little bit more, it will be alright."
Ecclestone vowed to 'investigate' the noise situation shortly after the Melbourne weekend concluded.