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FIA pushing ahead with 'party mode' ban

Aug.17 The FIA is pressing ahead with reported plans to ban so-called 'party mode' engine settings ahead of the next race at Spa-Francorchamps. Many see the move as a clear attack on Mercedes' dominance - but not everyone thinks it will succeed. "Everyone talks about Mercedes being hurt more than the others," said former F1 driver JJ Lehto. "But when you look at how fast that car is, you have to admit that it is not because of the engine alone," he told Iltalehti. Even Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is not hiding that the 'party mode' ban could spectacularly backfire on F1. "The so-called party mode is great for us because we can use it in qualifying. If we can no...
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