The Rokit Williams Racing team have become the latest Formula One outfit to announce temporary furloughing a number of their employees in an effort to protect the team during the COVID 19 global pandemic.

Last week, McLaren announced that theiy had furloughed a number of their staff while their drivers, Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris had volunteered to take temporary pay cuts.

In a statement released on Monday, the Rokit Williams Racing team announced that their races drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi along with senior team management are taking temporary payouts. The Grove based outfit said:

Due to the ongoing situation involving Covid-19, ROKiT Williams Racing is temporarily furloughing a number of employees as part of a wider range of cost-cutting measures.

The furlough period will last until the end of May whilst senior management, and our drivers, have taken a pay cut of 20% effective from 1st April.

These decisions have not been taken lightly, however our aim is to protect the jobs of our staff at Grove and ensuring they can return to full-time work when the situation allows.

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