Teams are being forced to close their doors for two weeks during the summer break

With the next Grand Prix not being until the first weekend in September, the F1 teams are now in the midst of their traditional summer shutdown, as part of the sport’s regulations force all teams to suspend all operations for a fortnight so team members can rest and recuperate.

It is strictly up to the teams as to when they kick off their two-week suspension of activities. While some teams closed their doors a week ago, other teams chose to remain operational last week before shutting up shop.

The full details of the summer break closures are as follows:

Red Bull Racing 6 – 20 August
McLaren 1 – 14 August
Ferrari 8 – 21 August
Mercedes GP 5 – 19 August
Renault 1 – 14 August
Sauber 1 – 14 August
Force India 8 – 21 August
Toro Rosso 7 – 20 August
Williams 1 – 14 August
Lotus 1 – 14 August
HRT Formula One Team 7 – 20 August
Virgin Racing 8 – 21 August

[Image via F1Ezine]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.