On August 23, the world's single largest sporting event will take place, Indy 500. The organizer had planned to take in 87,500 people in the audience, but on Tuesday the news came that this will not happen.
- Since our announcement in June (about the public), the number of covid-19 cases in Marion County has tripled. We have said from the beginning that the health and safety of society is most important and having a limited audience in the arena is not the right way to go right now, the organizers write in a press release.
That's the second sad news in days for Indycar drivers. This weekend, two races in Ohio were to be run, but they have been postponed and now there will be no audience at the season's biggest race.
- There is nothing that affects us as drivers, it's just the way it is. Then it is clear that it is sad for all those who live on this race every year. It is such a show here with Indy 500 and there are extremely many people who usually come, so it is sad, says Felix Rosenqvist to SVT Sport.