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Rosberg: Mercedes noise solution didn't work

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14/05/2014

According to Nico Rosberg, Mercedes much trumpeted solution to the noise problem with F1 2014 didn't work.

As the debate over the sound of the new era of F1 continues, Mercedes tried a device fitted to its exhaust aimed at improving the situation. However, according to Nico Rosberg it didn't work.

In recent weeks fans have taken to social media with their 'artistic impressions' of how Mercedes might deal with the problem, the general consensus being that the German team would opt for a Vuvuzela type trumpet.

In the end the solution was nothing as radical, but even then it didn't work.

"We tried the new exhaust today," said Rosberg at the conclusion of the two-day test in Barcelona. "As a team we want to do good for the sport.

"Unfortunately though," he continued, laughing, "it wasn't a great solution, it didn't work. It didn't make it much louder. So we now have to look for another solution. We'll keep pushing."

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Picture: Mercedes AMG F1

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1. Posted by karel, 15/05/2014 10:25

"The top of all racing sports looking for a solution , well the solution is simple go back to an engine worth the sport at that levell, within a few year F1 will be dead going on like this"

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2. Posted by Hobgoblin, 15/05/2014 10:11

"That looks like a Halfords bolt-on trim!

When I was younger, the boy racers used 'Cherry Bomb' exhausts on their Ford Escorts. Perhaps they could use those?"

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3. Posted by Kkiirmki, 14/05/2014 21:13

"What a ridiculous way to go about making more noise; surely F1 has more important issues to deal with? All the recent talk of a budget caps and the teams think this is a good way to go about spending money. "

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