Summer break

Summer break is a scheduled period with no racing on the calendar and, therefore, no travel for teams. Mandated within the regulations, with penalties for teams who do not adhere to the rules.

Formula 1’s 23 race schedule kicks off with testing in February and runs through to the final in November (2023). 

The season’s schedule is broken into two halves, with a month-long summer break inserted into the schedule. At the same time, the FIA regulations require all factories to shut down for 14 days.

Vast numbers of people work in the sport, and many spend much of the season travelling with the team.  The break requires teams to stop working, factories to be closed, and staff to take a vital break to refresh for the second half of the season. 

Andrew Burden

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