Why an F1 summer break became essential

Why an F1 summer break became essential

F1's summer break can be frustrating for fans starved of race action, but changes over the years to how teams are run mean it has to be kept, our SECRET MECHANIC explains

Some of you might well be asking, "Why on Earth does F1 need a summer break?", frustrated that you've got another agonising wait until the next grand prix. Here's why: we're all knackered!

I've been in this game for quite a few years now and it never used to be like this. There were no such thing as summer holidays in F1 and I'm sure I can hear some of you muttering under your breath, "So why now?".

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