The Indycars season finale will allow 20,000 spectators to attend as Florida lifts all Covid-19 restrictions on businesses.Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

Originally scheduled as the IndyCar Series opener in March, the St Petersburg Grand Prix was moved to Oct. 25 in a reshuffling of the calendar caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

IndyCar has had a handful of spectators at a few tracks but many races have been run in front of empty grandstands, including the series’s crown jewel, the Indianapolis 500.

St. Petersburg city council has approved a promoters plan to operate the event to spectators under specific health and safety protocols.

Everyone attending the race will be required to wear masks or facial coverings at all times unless eating or drinking.

New Zealander Scott Dixon tops the championship standings heading into this weekend’s double-header in Indianapolis.


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