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INDYCAR CONFIRMS – POSTPONES ST PETERSBURG RACE

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INDYCAR CONFIRMS - POSTPONES ST PETERSBURG RACE

 St. Petersburg is being rescheduled for Sunday, April 25 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

St Petersburg has been moved from its customary position as IndyCar season-opener for the second year in a row due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Florida street circuit had been set to play host to IndyCar on the first weekend of March, but has been shifted back to the weekend of Sunday, April 25.

Barber Motorsports Park becomes the new venue for the first race of the season, given it retains its April 11 slot.

“It’s not surprising that an event of this magnitude, scheduled for the first week of March, is still subject to the implications of the pandemic,” said Penske Entertainment Corp. President/CEO Mark Miles.

“We’re delighted we were able to work with Mayor Rick Kriseman’s administration and Green Savoree Racing Promotions to find a more suitable date, which helps consolidate the beginning of our schedule and allows us to stay on NBC network television.”

Promoter Kim Green added, “We appreciate the officials at IndyCar for their support in setting a new date for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, and also to Mayor Kriseman and his team at the City of St Petersburg for identifying a time when it will be conducive for more fans to attend.”

The change is the second to the 2021 IndyCar calendar in as many months after Long Beach was moved from April 18 to a September 26 date, also due to the pandemic.

With that shift, Scott McLaughlin would not be able to drive for Dick Johnson Racing at the Bathurst 1000, assuming its October 7-10 date and current quarantine requirements still apply at that time.

The three Road to Indy series will now all kick off at Barber Motorsports Park, making that April weekend Alex Peroni’s Indy Lights debut.

IndyCar Series 2021 calendar Revised

Race(s)Event/CircuitRace dateType
1Barber Motorsports ParkApr 11Road
2St PetersburgApr 25Street
3, 4Texas Motor SpeedwayMay 1, 2Oval
5IndianapolisMay 15Road
6QIndianapolis 500 qualifyingMay 22-23Oval
6Indianapolis 500May 30Oval
7, 8DetroitJun 12-13Street
9Road AmericaJun 20Road
10Mid-OhioJul 4Road
11TorontoJul 11Street
12NashvilleAug 8Street
13IndianapolisAug 14Road
14GatewayAug 21Oval
15PortlandSep 12Road
16Laguna SecaSep 19Road
17Long BeachSep 26Street

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Bahrain


Bahrain Grand Prix26 Mar
BRITISH TIME

SESSION
14:30 - 15:30Free practice 1
18:00 - 19:00
Free practice 2
15:00 - 16:00
Free practice 3
18:00 - 19:00
Qualifying
18:00 - 20:00Race
Bahrain57 laps308.238 km




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