Haas confirms: Employees sent on leave

11-04-2020 16:16 | Updated: 11-04-2020 16:47
by GPblog.com
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Haas confirms: Employees sent on leave

A new Formula 1 team has decided to send a large number of employees on leave. After McLaren, Williams, Renault and Racing Point, Haas has also decided to send their staff home. Formula 1 itself is already at a standstill, because no work is allowed on the cars. Haas has now also decided to temporarily stop all work.

A spokesman of the American team has confirmed to Motorsport.com that a majority of the British staff has been sent on leave as of April 1st and that the important staff members have received salary cuts. Haas is taking all these measures to stay financially healthy. Haas' team boss, Guenther Steiner, had already indicated that it will be difficult to survive.

Searching for a solution

F1 and the FIA have been looking for a solution to reduce costs so that all ten F1 teams can get through this crisis caused by the coronavirus. It is waiting for the next team to send the staff on leave. President of the FIA, Jean Todt, has already indicated that more needs to be done to keep the teams in Formula 1.

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