Professor Gerard Saillant says the sport will still need a “red line”, however, beyond which racing could not continue.
The planned March 15 season-opener in Australia was cancelled after a McLaren team employee tested positive.
And Saillant says: “I think the situation is quite different between Melbourne and Austria now. The knowledge of the virus is quite different.
“It is possible to prevent and to anticipate a lot of things.
“If we have one positive case, or maybe even 10, it is possible to manage perfectly with a special pathway for the positive case.”
Formula One is planning to hold two races behind closed doors in Austria in early July, with teams flown in on charter flights, tested regularly and isolated from the locals.