Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar want to make sure that the season 2020 of the Indy 500 is going as planned, in spite of coronavirus recommendations from healthcare professionals.
IndyCar canceled the first opening race St. Petersburg along with the other three racing events on the schedule includes Barber Motorsports Park (Alabama), Long Beach (California) and Circuit of The Americas (Texas).
IndyCar CEO Mark Miles informed the media that the attention was on starting the season with the two races in May, the Indianapolis street course which will be held on 9 May 2020 and the Indy 500 which takes place on 24 May 2020.
On Sunday evening the CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) was given the suggestions that organizers should cancel or reschedule events that consisting of 50 or more people in the United States for the following two months.
If this advice is followed, then those two months would prevent Indy's Grand Prix and Practice sessions for the 500 from happening.
Accordingly, IMS made a statement saying, "We know about the CDC's provisional guidelines that recommending the delay of occasions including above 50 people throughout the following two months.
Our main concern is to make our contribution to securing general wellbeing as we continue to run the 104th Indianapolis 500 introduced by Gainbridge which scheduled for 24 May 2020.
This is still a powerful circumstance, which we are continually observing in coordination with the federal, state, local and general wellbeing authorities. We are making arrangements for all possibilities and will be set up to run the Grand Prix of GMR and Indy 500 if the coronavirus circumstance allows.
The USA has also banned nations from traveling within Europe to stop the spread of the coronavirus inside the nation. This could prevent those living in Europe from traveling to the United States for racing events if they stay in place.
At first restricted to the 26 nations in Europe who select into the Schengen contract, which allows free travel between various fringes in terrain Europe. On Tuesday at 4:00 AM the United Kingdom and Ireland were banned.