Silverstone is set to host two races this summer after Formula One got the green light from the British government, according to reports.

The 2020 championship has, like all sports across the world, been immeasurably disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

But the truncated calendar is slowly taking shape and the UK's Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden listed F1 alongside the likes of football and racing as sports that are "set to return to our screens shortly".

The BBC has reported that the Government has given the go-ahead for Silverstone to host two races this summer, with elite sports events set to be exempt from the requirement of international travellers to self-isolate for a fortnight.

An F1 spokesperson, quoted by the BBC, said: "We welcome the government's efforts to ensure elite sport can continue to operate and their support for our return to racing.

"We will maintain a close dialogue with them in the coming weeks as we prepare to start our season in the first week of July." 

The Austrian grand prix which will be the first host of the delayed season confirmed it would hold two races on consecutive weekends in July.