Button: If drivers don’t like the new sound, go and race somewhere else

Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday 27 March 2014.

Jenson Button has reacted to Sebastian Vettel’s disdain of the Formula 1 new era sound, by saying that if drivers do not like it they “can go drive elsewhere”.

The McLaren driver, World Champion in 2009, didn’t like the sound of all the moaning about the ‘new’ face of Formula 1.

He retorted by saying that complaining drivers [like Vettel] should “Go and race somewhere else if you’re not happy here”.

Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday 15 March 2014

According to Auto Motor und Sport, Felipe Massa also can’t understand why drivers are suddenly complaining about the sound.

“We have known for years that the V6 with a turbo will not make the same sound as a V8,” said the Brazilian. “So it makes no sense to be upset about it now.”

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was reserving his judgement completely.

“If I say now that I think the show was bad [in Melbourne], then I will be accused of being frustrated because I didn’t win,” he said. (GMM)

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