Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle says the British venue is “absolutely” willing to host multiple Formula One races behind closed doors in order to help Formula 1 carry out the 2020 season.
The 2020 motor racing season has been severely hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic and has led to the postponement or cancellation of multiple Grands Prix.
Speaking with the Guardian, Pringle said the venue has been looking into ways it can help the category:
“We have discussed all sorts of permutations including hosting two races over one weekend and two races over consecutive weekends.
“I have complete confidence in our ability to put on these events. We have a lot of experience, a lot of knowledge, we can turn that on definitely.
“F1 has been working very hard to try and work out what the solution for the world championship is.
“We have been in regular contact with them, and have been asked could we hold a race or two and could they be behind closed doors.
“The answer is absolutely, we are open to looking into anything and everything.
“I think F1 will make a calendar-wide decision in the earlier part of May.
“They can’t set this ball rolling unless they have a solution that stands a fighting chance of running successfully over multiple races.
“That timescale would suit us if we didn’t have to put in the infrastructure for accommodating the public.”
The first nine races have been either postponed or cancelled, with the first event on the revised schedule set to take place on June 28 in France.
However, with large public gatherings banned until at least July 11, it is expected the French Grand Prix will be postponed.
Another race under threat is the Belgian Grand Prix after the local government enforced their own measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.