Alfa Romeo is following the path of many Formula 1 teams and has now also registered short-time work for the more than 500 employees in the Sauber factory in Hinwil, Switzerland. The Swiss newspaper ‘Blick’ reports. The current measure should at least apply by the end of April, but the team has already been prepared for the fact that the period could last longer.
Yesterday it was announced that Formula 1 extended the shutdown period by two more weeks. Instead of 21 days, the factories now have to be shut down for 35 days. Many teams use the time to help fight the corona virus and produce and develop any necessary ventilation equipment.
After McLaren, Williams and Racing Point, Alfa Romeo is the fourth Formula 1 team to send its employees on short-time work. Formula 1 itself had also recently announced this measure – including foregone top management salaries around Ross Brawn and Chase Carey.