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Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Botas had difficulty working on their own during the Monza Grand Prix throughout the field. Toto Wolff admits that this has to do with the ban on changing engine settings during the race.
The ‘party mode’ was not allowed to be used for the first time during the race in Italy last weekend.
Wolff commented to Motorsport.com that overtaking has become more difficult now that they are no longer allowed to use another engine mode in the race: “We have always said that if you create a power mode for the whole race, the drivers don’t have that extra to overtake. That makes it more difficult. You don’t have the extra mode that allows you to decide to use it for overtaking. This applies to the big teams as well as the small teams. That’s probably why you saw fewer overtaking actions”.