Grove – The fourth Formula 1 racing team has already sent short-time employees with the Renault factory team. The racing department of the French carmaker announced that this would apply to the workforce at the Enstone plant in England from April 1 until May 31.
A program by the British government would allow all employees to receive at least 80 percent of their wages. The salary at the management level should also be reduced to the same extent.
Williams, McLaren and Racing Point had previously taken appropriate action. Formula 1 rests, like practically all sport around the world, through the coronavirus pandemic. The first nine races were cancelled or postponed. A start to the season is planned for early July. The summer break was brought forward and extended to five weeks.
The effects on Formula 1 are not foreseeable, said Renault’s motorsport director Cyril Abiteboul. “We, therefore, have to take all the measures available to us to get through this phase of uncertainty and inactivity as well as possible and to protect the entire team that we have built over the past four years.”