As devoted followers of Formula 1, you may be wondering why the teams take so much time off during the winter. After all, the last race of the season was on November 23.
But I can assure you that very little holiday is taken during this period. In fact, December and January are two of the highest-pressure months for anyone involved in an F1 team.
These are the two months of the year when all the bits and pieces that make up your new baby start to come together. And having been there myself, I learned from experience that no matter how late a drawing is signed off for manufacturing, there is always a new and better idea that pops into your mind about how you might have done things differently.