You might have noticed that since the last F1 race weekend that took place on the 1st of August 2021 with the Hungarian Grand Prix, there is almost a month gap between the next race which only happens on the 29th August 2021 at the Belgian Grand Prix. So why is there such a gap between these two races?
As it stands, this period is called the Summer break or the Summer shutdown period in F1 and serves a strict purpose that each team needs to shut down for 14 days consecutively and no work and development may commence. The F1 summer shutdown is a period that allows the team members, drivers and engineers a chance to go home and spend a short holiday with their families and have a break from the highly stressful and travel-intensive sport.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team on What Is The F1 Summer Shutdown?
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