Mattia Binotto thinks that the ‘party mode’ ban that will be implemented at the Italian Grand Prix could make things “interesting”.
The FIA recently announced that, from the Italian Grand Prix onwards, teams would effectively have to use the same engine modes throughout the race weekends and not have a boost during qualifying.
It’s thought that this will hurt Mercedes more than any other team on the grid. The German team has constantly introduced such a mode on Saturdays. That being said, shortly after the announcement, Toto Wolff stated that all the rule will do is make his team quicker on race days.
“If F1 were to ban in-season certain power unit modes, I think it will actually help us in the race,” he told Autosport.
“If you can avoid damaging your power unit in those few qualifying laps that you have available, in