Some of you might well be asking, "Why on Earth does F1 need a summer break?", frustrated that you've got another agonising wait until the next grand prix. Here's why: we're all knackered!
I've been in this game for quite a few years now and it never used to be like this. There were no such thing as summer holidays in F1 and I'm sure I can hear some of you muttering under your breath, "So why now?".
Lots has changed in the world of grand prix racing and the demands on its teams over recent years. And whether you think it's better or worse, the role as mechanics and engineers has become less 'seasonal' and more 'all year round'.