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F1 - Changes to Formula 1 summer shutdown period approved


Mandatory shutdown period for all teams moved to March and April and extended from 14 to 21 days

In light of the global impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus currently affecting the organisation of FIA Formula One World Championship events, the World Motor Sport Council has approved a change to the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Sporting Regulations, moving the summer shutdown period from July and August to March and April and extending it from 14 to 21 days. All competitors must therefore observe a shutdown period of 21 consecutive days during the months of March and/or April.

The change was supported unanimously by both the F1 Strategy Group and F1 Commission.