Organisers of the Belgian Grand Prix have backed the government’s decision to suspend large events until September, and have suspended ticket sales for its 2020 grand prix.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the sporting schedule around the world, with the opening nine Formula 1 rounds cancelled or postponed.
France, set for June 28, is set to be called off after the government banned large gatherings until at least mid-July.
Neither Formula 1 nor the French Grand Prix has yet responded to Monday’s statement.
On Wednesday Belgium’s government announced the extension of lockdown measures and proclaimed that no large events will take place until at least August 31.
The Belgian Grand Prix, at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, is currently scheduled for August 28-30.
“Spa Grand Prix acknowledges the federal government’s decision to ban all mass events until August 31st,” read a statement issued.
“We support this decision because your health and that of all the Belgian Grand Prix’s stakeholders is our priority.
“As a consequence, from today, all the ticket sales for the 2020 edition of our national Grand Prix will be suspended.
“As for the ticket holders, we will obviously respect our general terms and conditions of sale.
“We will keep you informed of any development as soon as possible.
“In the interests of us all, the priority is, and should remain, for each and every one of us to respect the measures set out.
“Be safe, follow the official recommendations, avoid unnecessary contact and stay home as much as possible. Take care of your loved ones.”
The British Grand Prix is likely to be the next event placed at risk of postponement with the UK government due to extend lockdown measures on Thursday.
Several major summer sporting events in Britain, including Wimbledon and The Open, have already been cancelled for 2020.
Silverstone organisers are due to make a decision within the next two weeks.