Proper now, our favourite F1 drivers (and their respective groups) are chilling the fuck out after racing for six months. In actual fact, they’re all capable of get pleasure from a brief vacation for the following few weeks, after which return in relaxed, however race-ready kind for Belgium. Now, should you’re pretty new to Components 1, particularly should you’re one of many shiny, new followers because of the Netflix collection Drive to Survive, then the idea of the collection’ “Summer time Shutdown” might elude you. However fear not, Andrew Shovlin, Engineer for the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas F1 staff, explains it for us.
In a tweet from the Mercedes staff, Shovlin, or “Shov” takes viewers via why there’s a summer season shutdown, and it’s not only for a breezy break after touring around the globe for six months. It’s really mandated within the guidelines.
The regulation requires each F1 staff to cease work for 14 consecutive days. All growth, evaluation — actually any work to be achieved to the automotive must be stopped, until it’s pre-approved by the FIA. Groups and drivers are even prohibited from studying emails. Nonetheless, groups are capable of do upkeep to organize for the 50 extra weeks of racing forward.
It’s a whole lot of arms off, and lets everybody simply meet up with themselves for a bit. I prefer to equate it to engaged on a cussed challenge that you just simply can’t discover a resolution to. You generally take a break, cease engaged on it for a bit to loosen up and whenever you return, you’ve a breakthrough.
Some groups come again in higher kind after break. Some flip into utterly totally different groups (in a nasty approach). However one factor is for certain, the racing will nonetheless be good. Besides perhaps for Ferrari.