The Belgian Grand Prix is the latest planned 2020 Formula 1 event to be placed at risk after the country’s government extended a ban on large-scale events until September.
Nine 2020 grands prix have been postponed or cancelled while the French Grand Prix is set for a delay after President Emmanuel Macron banned large-scale events until mid-July.
Belgium typically welcomes Formula 1 after the summer break and the 2020 event is currently scheduled to take place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on the weekend of August 28-30.
But during a press conference on Wednesday Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès confirmed that no mass events, including festivals and other major gatherings, will be allowed to take place until at least August 31.
The country’s lockdown period has been extended until May 3.
Only four events – France, Austria, Britain and Hungary – are officially currently due to take place prior to August 31, though Liberty Media has indicated that any revised calendar will be heavily altered.
Organisers of the British Grand Prix have previously confirmed that a decision on the event, set for July 19, will be made before the end of April.
The British government is due to announce tomorrow (Thursday) that the current lockdown measures will be in place until at least May 7.
Formula 1 has already outlined that it is willing to carry out events behind closed doors.
On Wednesday McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl emphasised that Formula 1 will need travel restrictions to be lifted and for any health equipment to not be needed elsewhere before it can consider returning to competition.