Even Formula 1′s engine suppliers will take a ‘summer break' in August, eleven races into the season, and after the hectic back-to-back dash from Germany to Hungary, there are a lot of tired faces in the paddock this weekend.
They are looking ahead to the rare and deliberate three-weekend gap between Hungary and the resumption of hostilities in Belgium.
Not only that, teams must close their factories for a mandatory period of cost-cutting and rest, with even the activity of email servers strictly forbidden.
But the factory shutdown applies only to the actual teams, not the engine suppliers. It means Renault, but also the engine operations at Ferrari and Mercedes, can keep...
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