Formula 1 fans have not been very pleased with the sound of the cars since the introduction of the V6 turbo-hybrid engine regulations in 2014, with many demanding that the FIA legislate to make the cars sound louder.

At last there is good news for those fans. The sport’s governing body has confirmed that it is amending the 2016 exhaust rules to try and improve the sound of the cars.

“For 2016, all cars must have a separate exhaust wastegate tailpipe through which all and only wastegate exhaust gases must pass,” a statement from the FIA reads.

“This measure has been undertaken to increase the noise of the cars and will not have any significant effect on power or emissions.”

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.