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F1's summer shutdown brought forward

Formula 1 has brought its summer shutdown forward - and extended it - following a delayed start to the season amid the coronavirus outbreak. The shutdown, when teams must cease all race and car-related activity, usually takes place in August but has now been moved to March and April, with the World Motor Sport Counciil approving the change on Wednesday. It has also been extended from a fortnight to 21 continuous days across the two months, as the sport tries to adapt to the challenges presented by coronavirus while also allowing more flexibility for the calendar. The switch to a three-week shutdown by the end of April frees up August for potential races - which F1 chief Ross Brawn told Sky...
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