Proper now, our favourite F1 drivers (and their respective groups) are chilling the fuck out after racing for six months. Actually, 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, when you’re pretty new to Method 1, particularly when you’re one of many shiny, new followers because of the Netflix collection Drive to Survive, then the idea of the collection’ “Summer season Shutdown” might elude you. However fear not, Andrew Shovlin, Engineer for the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas F1 staff, explains it for us.
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In a tweet from the Mercedes staff, Shovlin, or “Shov” takes viewers by way of why there’s a summer season shutdown, and it’s not only for a breezy break after touring all over the world for six months. It’s truly mandated within the guidelines.
The regulation requires each F1 staff to cease work for 14 consecutive days. All improvement, evaluation — actually any work to be carried out 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 loads of fingers off, and lets everybody simply meet up with themselves for a bit. I wish to equate it to engaged on a cussed venture that you simply simply can’t discover a resolution to. You typically take a break, cease engaged on it for a bit to calm down and once you return, you might have a breakthrough.
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Some groups come again in higher kind after break. Some flip into fully completely different groups (in a nasty approach). However one factor is for certain, the racing will nonetheless be good. Besides possibly for Ferrari.