The following is a statement from INDYCAR
"After careful consideration, including regular communication with our event promoters, health officials, and the city administrations in our respective race markets regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all NTT INDYCAR Series events through April. This begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg which was to begin today and run through Sunday, March 15 and continues through the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas which was to take place April 24-26. Although we are disappointed to delay the start to this INDYCAR season and will miss our incredible fans who support us each year in St. Petersburg, Birmingham, Long Beach, and Austin, the safety of our fans, participants, staff, partners, and media will always remain our top priority. We will continue to coordinate with public health experts and government officials as we determine the appropriate plans for resuming our schedule."
We here at RealOpenWheel.com were set to attend and cover the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but was notified on Friday morning that the race was canceled. We are committed to providing coverage all season long both on this site and through the Hot Mic app. Once the Month of May is over we will be doing Hot Mic for every race that we are not attending.
So far that list includes:
- Sat 6/6/20 – Genesys 600 @ Texas Motor Speedway
- Sat 6/21/20 – Indy Richmond 300 @ Richmond Raceway
- Sun 8/16/20 – Honda Indy 200 @ Mid-Ohio
- Sun 9/20/20 – Firestone Grand Prix of Monterrey @ WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
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