Haas F1 staff sent on forced leave

Haas F1 staff sent on forced leave

April 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Haas F1 became the fifth team in the championship, whose leadership decided to send staff on forced leave due to the fact that the start of the season is postponed indefinitely.

Earlier this was announced by McLaren, Williams, Racing Point and Renault. Even at the London headquarters of Formula 1, they were forced to resort to similar measures, using a special scheme for the preservation of jobs provided for by British labor law.

Haas confirmed that most of the Banbury team base personnel were sent on such leave, which means that they will be paid only part of the salary: either 80% or £ 2,500, depending on how much less.

Some employees of the American team work in the USA and Italy, but the measures taken will not affect them. It is reported that some Haas F1 management representatives are also being transferred to lower salaries, but they continue to work.

Thus, of the teams based in the UK, only Mercedes and Red Bull Racing have so far announced measures to reduce costs in the current emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic.