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Mercedes' ‘party mode' could be banned from Spa

'Party mode' could be the next Mercedes weapon to disappear with FIA considering banning ‘qualifying mode’ engine settings. Already Mercedes' dual-axis steering system (DAS) will be banned from 2021, even though the new rules have been delayed until 2022. And next year all the teams may be set to lose the ‘qualifying mode' on their engine which gives them that extra boost in the battle to form the grid for race day. Mercedes, Ferrari, Honda and Renault are Formula 1's engine manufacturers and have spent years developing these short-term performance aids, though the added strain on the engine and increased fuel use that comes with them means they aren't of much use in the race....
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