Faced with increasing cases of Covid-19 in the Midwest, the Indycar has postponed the two races scheduled for next weekend in Mid-Ohio. It is a hard blow that necessarily worries for the rest of the season. On Saturday, the Indycar and the Mid-Ohio Circuit announced that the two races scheduled for next weekend (August 8 and 9) were postponed to September or October. read also No “Great West” on the 2020 calendar “A decision taken after discussion with local health authorities and taking into account the current environment”, The statement said, which refers to a recent increase in the number of cases of covid-19 in the Midwest in recent weeks.
The 500 miles of Indianapolis is now the next event on the calendar with practice starting on August 11, qualifying on 15 and 16 then the race on 23 scheduled with around 25% of the usual 350,000 spectators. But the proximity of Indianapolis to Mid-Ohio (the two states are neighbors) and the rise in the rate of contamination in Indiana do not encourage optimism. It remains to be seen if the Indycar could attempt to change the date of the 500 miles once again, knowing that the IMS will host the championship once again on October 2 and 3, but on the road circuit.