The IndyCar announced the postponement of the round of St Petersburg, normally responsible for opening the ball of the season. Pushed back to the status of closing round with a very good vintage in 2020, it shifts especially to make a more compact calendar.
Initially scheduled for mid-March, it will indeed take place on April 25, two weeks after the season opener at Barber for the Alabama Grand Prix. The two races will be followed by the “double header” in Texas, which will take place in early May.
The IndyCar will then go to Indianapolis where it will settle down for three weeks, with the Indianapolis GP, then the Indianapolis 500 Miles at the end of May. For once, the American classic will be held a week after the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, and not on the same day.
Detroit will still host a “double header”, while later in the season Nashville and Portland will each host an urban race. Note that Gateway will be the fourth and last oval race of the season.
Two races in California will close the season, with the legendary circuits of Laguna Seca and Long Beach. Note that all this planning, in particular the urban sleeves, will obviously be dependent on the Covid-19 pandemic.