Bernie Ecclestone vows to make changes to new F1 regulations

Manama: Bernie Ecclestone believes the current state of Formula One is "unacceptable" to the sport's fans and has vowed to make changes.

Bernie Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone 

Ecclestone has this week held talks with FIA president Jean Todt and Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo in light of the criticism the sport has received following the new regulations changes.

Di Montezemolo, in particular, has voiced his concerns, bemoaning the lack of noise from the new power units, while describing F1 at present as being akin to taxi driving, with drivers fuel saving and coasting rather than going flat out.

Ecclestone insists plans are in the pipeline to raise the decibel level of the current 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged power units, which are far quieter than their old V8 counterparts.

"It all started because of the lack of noise, not the type of noise we are used to in Formula One, and now people are looking and saying 'it's an economy run', and we go on from there.

So we have to do something, for sure. I don't think the way things are at the moment are acceptable to the public," Ecclestone said.

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