With the recent cancellation of the Japanese Grand Prix from this year’s calendar, Formula 1 is looking for a circuit that could replace the absence of Suzuka, which was supposed to host the circus on 10 October. The strong crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had already pushed for the cancellation of the Australian GP (in whose place the Qatar candidacy in November would seem increasingly solid), could also seriously question the holding of the Turkish Grand Prix, officially scheduled for October 3 and perhaps postponed to 10, just as a perfect substitute for the Japanese appointment.
Great Britain, in fact, has included the nation with capital Istanbul among the destinations a red zone, a fact that would lead to the non-participation of the great majority of the teams entered in the world championship. However, while the situation is still under careful consideration by the authorities and organizers, Auto Motor und Sport launches the hypothesis of a second test in United States, to be played one week before the already scheduled US Grand Prix in Austin. According to the German magazine, Formula 1 could therefore return to Indianapolis, with the famous track that would avoid the scenario of two consecutive races on the same Circuit of the Americas.
The entry into the calendar of the Indiana track could only occur on condition that Turkey were to actually withdraw from the championship, regardless of the date decided for the race weekend in the latter country. By doing so, the sensational return of Formula 1 could be realized on a track that has gone down in history, in 2005, for the start with only six cars on the starting grid. Previously, the racetrack had hosted the circus from 2000 to 2007, only to disappear from the radar along with its version of the track as an alternative to the oval.