The world is currently experiencing unprecedented times of uncertainty given the current situation with Covid 19.

Paddock Eye has learned that the Circuit of the Americas has closed with immediate effect to ensure the safety of their staff and motorsport fans.

Reports in the US have suggested that cancelled events at COTA have put the venue in jeopardy.

Statements such as this DON’T HELP ANYONE! In times such as this we need to help each other and stick together.

Imagine how the families of workers at Circuit of Americas feel reading such articles.

Times WILL get better we need to help each other and support each other. Nothing lasts forever and things will get better.

The NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway say that they have contingency plans in place for the month of May.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway released this statement on Monday:

Dear Race Fan,

As you may know, the CDC’s interim guidance suggests the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks. Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on Sunday, May 24.

This continues to be a dynamic situation that we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials. We are planning for all contingencies and will be prepared to run the GMR Grand Prix and Indy 500 as the COVID-19 situation permits.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as everyone navigates these challenging times. We will continue to keep you updated on all developments regarding the Month of May schedule.

As always, thank you for your support of IMS and we will stay in touch.

Sincerely,

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Team

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