Why the end of "party mode" won't crash Mercedes' festivities
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Why the end of "party mode" won't crash Mercedes' festivities

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At Formula 1's Spanish GP it emerged the FIA was planning to restrict teams to a single engine mode for qualifying and the race. Aimed at Mercedes to slash its pace, the new rules might help rather than hinder the team

When Formula 1 draped an "under new management" sign over its doors upon its takeover by Liberty Media, many fans were hoping for an end to the knee-jerk decision making that had perhaps become customary over the previous few years in a bid to peg back teams getting too big for their boots.

Perhaps it falls more into the domain of the FIA to make those calls, but still, most were hopeful of more consistent governance with regards to the rulebook.

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