Therefore, the majority of areas and offices around the factory will be empty but a few departments will still be in action.
Walking around the factory during the shutdown is certainly an interesting experience... the Machine Shop, previously bustling with activity, now absolutely silent.
The busy Design Office, absolutely empty. Test and Development, which is always buzzing with noise, now so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
While most team members are not permitted to work during shutdown, certain departments are unaffected and so remain in the factory as usual.
These include Marketing, Finance and Legal, who do not directly impact car performance and are therefore allowed to be in the factory within the regulations.
Of course, there's a different, more relaxed vibe and atmosphere around the factory at this time. And it's a good chance for these departments to get ready and prepare for the second half of the year.
But, once the shutdown period is over, it'll be back to work, pushing as hard as ever to end the season on a high.