The FIA has announced an extension to the Formula 1 shutdown period, bringing it to 63 days in total.
Originally set for 21 days, the shutdown period was extended to 35 days on April 7.
With an expected season-opener in early July, the World Motor Sport Council has extended the shutdown period to 63 days.
Depending on when each team officially commenced its shutdown, the period will conclude at the end of May or beginning of June.
The extension for power unit suppliers has been bumped up from 35 days to 39.
The FIA has permitted for some R&D work to be undertaken toward to end of the shutdown, however it will be closely monitored. No aerodynamic work can be carried out, either.
The F1 sporting regulations have stipulated the conditions regarding the work that can be carried out:
“Fifty days after the start of their shutdown period, upon application by a Competitor, and subject to the prior written approval of the FIA, each Competitor may use the services of a maximum of ten personnel to work remotely on long lead time projects.
“The full details, including the names and job titles of all such personnel, all supporting material, and details of the work that such personnel will be undertaking must be provided to the FIA a minimum of ten days prior to the commencement of any work.
“These personnel must not change for the remainder of the shutdown period and this work must not involve any work on projects related to the aerodynamics of the car.”
There is no restriction on what work power unit supplier can do, and it can commence 36 days after the start of the shutdown period.
Proposed F1 calendar for remainder of 2020
|1||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||5 July|
|2||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||12 July|
|3||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||26 July|
|4||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||2 August|
|5||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||16 August|
|6||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||23 August|
|7||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||6 September|
|8||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay Street Circuit||20 September|
|9||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||27 September|
|10||Chinese Grand Prix||Shanghai International Circuit||4 October|
|11||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka Circuit||11 October|
|12||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||25 October|
|13||Mexican Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||1 November|
|14||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace||8 November|
|15||Vietnamese Grand Prix||Hanoi Street Circuit||22 November|
|16||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||6 December|
|17||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||13 December|