Dutch Grand Prix director Jan Lammers admits that it is now extremely unlikely the Zandvoort race will take place in 2020 after government officials extended a ban on sporting activities until August 31.
Lammers was blunt in his assessment of whether the Dutch Grand Prix could be rescheduled.
“We will have to see what possibilities are still offered to us, but I do not think it is likely now that it will be possible this year," Lammers told De Telegraaf.
"It is what it is. In any case, there is clarity and I respect the level of assessment of the experts. It is also clearly communicated. The management of Formula 1 and the international motorsport federation FIA are now facing an almost impossible task to make something of a calendar for this year."
The Dutchman, who made 23-grands prix starts in his Formula 1 career, also confirmed that circuit officials have not been working on a plan to race with with either a limited crowd of no spectators at all, officials not wanting to present 'vague plans'.
"We have not worked out scenarios for a 1.5 meter distance or racing without an audience," added Lammers. "That is impossible for us and we did not want to present vague plans or come up with vague answers.
"We want to roll out the event as we have thought of it and are also ready to activate it. But it is the virus that rules. In Singapore they also thought they had handled everything right from the start and now they regret having relaxed the rules."
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