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Mercedes and Ferrari to test sparking skid blocks during Austrian GP practice

Ferrari and Mercedes will both test titanium skid blocks during Friday practice ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, as Formula One teams look to reintroduce sparks, long since absent, back to the sport in the near future. AUTOSPORT revealed back in April that the F1 Strategy Group, in its efforts to spice up the spectacle of grand prix racing, was set to propose the reintroduction of sparking cars, as well as active suspension and glowing brakes to make current cars more “visually spectacular.” It is reported that the F1 Commission has accepted the proposal to reintroduce sparking cars from 2015 onwards, with a plan to run mandatory skid blocks underneath the cars to produce the desired...
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