Fourteen-round IndyCar campaign begins in Texas on Saturday night and Sunday morning on Sky F1; Aeroscreen debuts, McLaren return full-time, Texan race running without fans
By James Galloway
Last Updated: 07/06/20 6:55am
Real-life racing will return to Sky Sports F1 this weekend as IndyCar begins its delayed season with a full day of action at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Nearly three months after the planned season opener in St. Petersburg was postponed amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, IndyCar’s return in Texas will see practice, qualifying and the race take place on the same day in a revised condensed weekend schedule for this year.
All sessions are live on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event.
The behind-closed-doors event, the Genesys 300, features a 24-car field and will mark the debut of McLaren’s new full-time entry under Arrow McLaren SP.
Coverage begins at 6.30pm-8pm with Practice, before Qualifying starts at 10pm.
Live Indycar Qualifying: Texas
June 6, 2020, 10:00pm
The race show is Sunday morning UK time at 1am, with 200 laps of the famous Texas oval.
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Josef Newgarden is the series’ defending champion and will be going for a third crown in four seasons with Team Penske. Newgarden also won last year’s Texan race.
The weekend also makes the debut for the Red Bull-designed Aeroscreen on the 2020 IndyCars, the canopy-style device aimed at improving cockpit safety for drivers.
Like F1, IndyCar turned to the virtual world to fill the racing void of recent months with their iRacing challenge proving popular and featuring most of the championship’s drivers.
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