Clueless Button doesn’t like sound of Vettel’s critique (Update)

UPDATE Button said that if some drivers were unhappy with the rule changes "then they should consider leaving F1." Button: "Go and race something else if you are not happy. As drivers we don't have an opinion of where the cars are in terms of sound and feel. When you cross the finish line first you have won a grand prix. You don't care what it sounds like or what it looks like."

Clearly Button is clueless. If F1 cannot satisfy the F1 customer, there won't be any F1 for Button to race in. He'd have to take up swamp buggy racing.

03/27/14 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel on Thursday admitted a dubious weather forecast for the Malaysian grand prix is making him excited, not nervous.

"Daniel (Ricciardo) showed in Melbourne that the car is fast on a wet track," the reigning world champion said at hot Sepang.

Recovering Red Bull, he suggested, needs some help from the skies to catch up with the new best team on the grid.

"Mercedes is still a step ahead," admitted the German.

What Vettel is not at all excited about, however, is the sound of the sport's new turbo V6 engines. He said sitting in a bar on a Saturday night is more noisy.

As for the new sound of F1, "It's shit," he told reporters in Malaysia.

Vettel said that if he had written the rules, "We'd have a nice V12 in the back of the cars".

A fellow world champion, however, didn't like the sound of all the moaning about the 'new' face of formula one.

He said complaining drivers like Vettel should "Go and race somewhere else if you're not happy here".

According to Germany's 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 judgment 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.

The other buzz words in the Sepang paddock are 'fuel flow', as uncertainty surrounds whether Red Bull will risk more disqualifications by once again ignoring the new FIA-supplied sensor.

Ricciardo, who lost his second place in Melbourne, said: "I trust the team to make the right decisions."

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