Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto thinks Formula 1’s ban on party modes has the capacity to shake up the competitive order at the Italian Grand Prix.
As part of a push by the FIA to increase its confidence that none of the F1 teams are finding ways to exploit the rules, it wants teams to run in the same engine modes in both qualifying and the race from this weekend’s race at Monza.
This means that drivers will no longer be able to exploit the extra single-lap power boosts that have come from special qualifying engine settings.
While some are sceptical that the changes will make any difference – and could even make differences between manufacturers bigger in the race – Ferrari is not so sure that there will be status quo.
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