When the Formula One season finally roars back to life in the wonderful Ardennes setting of Spa-Francorchamps, it will have been nearly four long weeks since the sound of Formula One engines were heard in Hungary.
For the Formula One fan, three weeks is an eternity to wait between races, so why do it? Basically, it’s done to give team personnel and drivers time to get back to their families and take a well-deserved break from their hectic schedules. It also saves on operating costs with compulsory shutdowns of all of the F1 factories.
But do they really need such a long time off? Here are five reasons why I think the mid-term break should be scrapped.