The FIA has confirmed a further extension to Formula 1’s mandatory factory shutdowns for both chassis and engine constructors.
The new shutdown period for power unit manufacturers has also been extended, to 49 days. Both changes have been formally approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.
Both chassis and power unit manufacturers may apply to the FIA to “use the services of a maximum of 10 personnel to work remotely on long lead-time projects” towards the end of the shutdown periods. Chassis manufacturers can notify the FIA 50 days after the start of their shutdown periods, and engine manufacturers may do the same after 36 days.
Formula 1 teams closed their factories in March and early April following the disruption to the start of the 2020 season, and several have put staff members on furlough or similar programmes.
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