Formula 1 has confirmed details of two races at Silverstone, which will take place on consecutive weekends in August behind closed doors.

The two races will take place on August 2nd and 9th, and will run back-to-back on the same circuit layout.

The August 9th race will also be run as the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, with the 2020 season coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the very first F1 race, which took place at Silverstone in May 1950.

Silverstone’s 2 races form a part of the revised F1 calendar, which was published earlier today (02/06). The new season will begin with back-to-back races in Austria in July.

Further races are also scheduled for Hungary, Spain, Belgium and Italy, with the latter two races the only ones running on their originally scheduled dates.

There will also be a full programme of races for the F2 and F3 junior races at each of the events confirmed today.

To facilitate races being able to happen, F1 has announced it will also be enacting a series of guidelines to reduce the risks of racing at the current time. These include regular testing, a reduction of official personnel from teams and the FIA to the absolute minimum, private travel for teams to events and social distancing measures where possible.

Formula 1 is yet to run any races in 2019, with the Australian Grand Prix cancelled just 2 days before it was scheduled to take place after a McLaren team employee tested positive for coronavirus and the rest of the season has thus far been either cancelled or postponed.