Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says that the FIA’s new restrictions on engine mode usage will spur the German manufacturer on to greater development and improvement.
Wolff suggested that the target of the HPP engine division in Brixworth will be to run the equivalent of a qualifying mode throughout a race next year.
From this weekend in Monza all engines have to be run in one mode throughout qualifying and the race, putting an end to the extra boost in performance that Mercedes has traditionally benefited from in Q3 – known as ‘party mode’.

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