Valtteri Bottas suggested Red Bull won’t be happy with the outcome of F1’s ban on the use of ‘quali modes’ after qualifying at Monza.
“The car felt good, the engine felt good,” said Bottas, who qualified second. “Like I said before, it should be even better in the race.”
“So I’m not sure how happy Red Bull is now with this engine change,” he added.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said before the race weekend he hoped the ‘quali mode’ ban wouldn’t “make it worse” for his team.
On Thursday Lewis Hamilton said he found it “amusing” Red Bull had pushed for a ban on the use of high-performance engine modes.
Speaking after taking pole position for this weekend’s race Hamilton said: “I don’t even think we ever had a ‘party mode’. That’s something someone else made up.”
Asked whether he had noted any change in the performance of his car in qualifying since the last race weekend he replied: “But who knows if we even used that mode in Spa anyways?”
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