The coronavirus pandemic has postponed the start of the F1 season, either postponing or cancelling the opening 10 races. On the 2020 schedule the British GP at Silverstone on July 19 would have been the 12th race.
British GP boss Stuart Pringle confirmed on Monday that the race will take place behind closed doors, though it has yet to be confirmed whether the event will actually take place.
Pringle said in an email to ticket holders: "As promised, I'm writing to let you know the latest about the UK Grand Prix 2020 Formula 1 Pirelli." I'm exceedingly disappointed to tell you that we can't stage the British Grand Prix this year in front of Silverstone fans. We have left this difficult decision for as long as possible, but it is abundantly clear that a Grand Prix will not be possible under normal circumstances, given the current conditions in the country and the government requirements in place now and for the foreseeable future.
"Our commitment to protecting the health and safety of all those involved in the preparation and delivery of the event, our volunteer marshals and race makers, and of course you, the amazing fans, means that this is the best, safest and the only decision we can make. We have consistently said that if we are in this position we will support Formula 1 as they seek alternative ways to ena.