F1 back to work after August shutdown

F1 has returned to work.

Spain’s Mundo Deportivo reports that, still amid the rare month-long gap between Hungary and Belgium, most teams have now reopened their doors following the 14-day factory shutdown.

Caterham staff have a brand new home, after moving into the former Arrows and Super Aguri facility at Leafield.

And Spanish journalist Raymond Blacafort says Fernando Alonso is back from a jet-skiing vacation. The Spaniard returned to Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters on Tuesday for a sequence of meetings and a session in the driver simulator.

The forthcoming Belgian and Italian grands prix, at fabled Spa and Monza respectively and the last European races in 2012, will be staged back-to-back.