Formula One Management has given themselves the power to bypass the approval of teams in order to revise the calendar for the 2020 season.
Since the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix last week, the championship has since postponed a further seven rounds.
Monaco has also confirmed that there will be no race held in the principality this year, meaning that the season is not likely to begin until June at its earliest.
With a growing need to react, Formula One chairman Chase Carey has announced that the sport will no longer require the prior support of teams before any Grand Prix is rescheduled.
“During this exceptional time and following several race postponements and the World Motor Sport Council’s unanimous decision to move the Formula 1 summer break forward to March and April, we and the FIA discussed with the teams the need for extra flexibility to accommodate a rescheduled season once the COVID-19 situation improves,” Carey told Formula1.com.
“At the meeting there was full support for the plans to reschedule as many of the postponed races as possible as soon as it is safe to do so. Formula 1 and the FIA will now work to finalise a revised 2020 calendar and will consult with the teams, but as agreed at the meeting the revised calendar will not require their formal approval. This will give us the necessary flexibility to agree revised timings with affected race promoters and to be ready to start racing at the right moment.”
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 7 remains set to be the first event of the 2020 championship.