Where Did Everybody Go?!

August 8, 2019
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The factory falls silent as F1 takes its traditional summer break.

It’s been just over six months since the RP19 first hit the track in Barcelona. In the time since, we’ve completed twelve days of testing, 36 practice sessions, twelve qualifying sessions and, of course, twelve races across as many different countries.

Between them, Lance and Checo have completed 1,390 racing laps – covering 6,770km in the process – and amassed 31 World Constructors’ Championship points. And all of this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Behind the scenes at HQ, tens of thousands of man hours have gone into our 2019 campaign – beginning many months before the season began. Put simply, Formula 1 is a non-stop rollercoaster that demands a huge amount from every man and woman affiliated with the sport.

With nine rounds remaining – including a number of the more gruelling flyaway races – there’s still a long way to go. And that’s what makes the now traditional summer break so important – giving the troops time to rest, recover and recharge their batteries, ready to do battle in Belgium and beyond.

As such, you may notice our social channels are a little quieter than usual over the next couple of weeks – even us media types need a bit of R&R from time to time! But never fear – we’ll be back firing on all cylinders when the action resumes.

We’re determined to come out fighting in the second half of the season and – like any real racers – after three weeks we’ll be itching to get back on track! In the meantime, we wish you all a fantastic summer break and look forward to making more memories together come the end of August.

See you in Spa…