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Hamilton: Engine mode ban ‘obviously' aimed at slowing Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has called the FIA's decision to ban qualifying engine modes 'not a surprise', and says it is obviously aimed at slowing Mercedes. Teams use various engine modes throughout a race weekend, but often have special ‘qualifying modes', which turn the engine up to the absolute maximum for a couple of laps, but these modes cannot be run for long periods of time and therefore aren't run during a race. Mercedes have such a qualifying advantage when they turn their power unit up that some have suggested the move, which is set to come into effect after this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, is solely aimed at slowing them down to close the pack up, a claim Hamilton backs. 'It's not...
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