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FIA set to ban qualifying engine modes from Belgian GP

The FIA has informed teams of its intention to ban ‘qualifying engine modes' from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards. Teams will often turn their engines up to the absolute maximum for a couple of laps in qualifying to extract the engines maximum power, but these modes cannot be run for long periods of time and therefore are rarely used in any session but qualifying. Banning such modes will likely impact the Mercedes-powered teams the most, as they have traditionally held the greatest performance advantage, with the factory team often looking close on pace to its rivals until the final laps of Q3, when it utilises such modes and moves well clear of the field. It's expected this weekend's...
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