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F1 set for post-Barcelona ban on special qualifying modes

The FIA has informed F1 teams that it plans to ban special engine modes in qualifying after this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Drivers typically rely on special engine settings in the Saturday afternoon grid-defining session to instill a brief boost of power to help a driver achieve gains over a lap. Labeled "party mode" by Lewis Hamilton, the ploy has been exploited with great effect by Mercedes since the advent of the hybrid era in F1. Masi continues tough stance on corner cutting in Barcelona But a technical directive set to be implemented for this month's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa is expected to force teams to run identical engine modes in qualifying and on race day. Needless...
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