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Video: Why F1 teams are still working in the summer break

While F1 teams must officially observe a two-week 'summer shutdown' every year, there is still plenty of background work going on at factories during this period, as Mercedes explain.

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During the mandatory summer break, F1 teams are required to 'shut down' for a fortnight and put car development on hold, with no emails or meetings allowed for staff. But that does not mean that factories have fallen completely silent.

While staff recover from a hectic first half of the season, it is the perfect opportunity for background work to be carried out – with no interruptions.

In the video below, Mercedes team chiefs Toto Wolff, James Allison and Rob Thomas explain what is and isn't allowed.


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