F1 teams gearing up to shut down

553 views

Jul.25 (GMM) Formula one teams are gearing up to shut down their factories.

Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren Chief Executive Officer
Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren Chief Executive Officer

Photo by: xpb.cc

At some point between midnight after Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, and the resumption of action at of September's race at Spa five weeks later, all the teams will lock their doors for a full 14-day period.

The cost-cutting measure has been in place for the past few seasons.

"As it happens we're also shutting down our automotive production at the same time, even though we don't need to do it," McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is quoted by Press Association.

"And we're not doing it to avoid any aspersions being cast by other teams. It is a separate company."

Whitmarsh said he is not sure if rival Ferrari is also closing its separate road car plant.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags finale, hungary, mclaren, spa, whitmarsh

User photos

akazoinho
F1

akazoinho

4 photos
Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

38 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

27 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
Upload photo