The NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have said that they will do everything to hold the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 24 and are preparing to put contingency plans in place.
It is highly likely that CDC’s advisory of cancelling or postponing public gatherings of more than 10 people having been updated from 50 people will be extended beyond the first week of May.
Former IndyCar Series driver Derek Daly has said that the cancellation of the Indianapolis 500 would be the death of the small teams however in desperate times such what we are experiencing now tough decisions need to be made.
Saying that small teams will suffer doesn’t help, right now everyone is suffering. Daly has suggested that the cancellation of the Indianapolis 500 could kill the NTT IndyCar Series.
Speaking to the Indianapolis Business Journal on his way back from St Petersburg on Monday following the cancellation of the race of the season Daly said that the smaller teams would not survive if the race is cancelled.
Comments such as these do not help anyone particularly in these uncertain times.
Paddock Eye understands that one of the plans being discussed is for the Indianapolis 500 to be held later in the year.