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  • Double season like 1996?

    How do you think about the idea to make the current (shortened) season a double season with 2021 and a season finale Indy 500 2021? With 1996/97 we already have an example.

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    Maybe from a points structure but I feel like that wouldn't really help the teams with their fixed expenses because there are fewer dates to generate revenue over a two year period.

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    • #3
      This really matters to a narrow group of fanatics inside the fan base that is reduced to almost only the fanatical.

      If the worry is about the record books, there will be an asterisk next to 2020, that there was no championship awarded due to the Global Pandemic. What matters is to hope that as few as possible people die, a cure and treatment are found and life goes on back to normal in 2021.
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      "They're criminals"
      "Well most folk heroes started out as criminals"

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      • #4
        Since we are in a specialist forum for motorsport, we can probably address the topic here.

        The rest of the thoughts on the pandemic should go without saying.

        I am assuming that Formula 1 will handle it this way if no races will be possible by autumn. Because there are a minimum of 8 races to officially validate the championship. I don't know if there is a minimum number of races at IndyCar so that the championship can be officially awarded or if in extreme case a single race is sufficient. Historically, there have been AAA, IRL and USAC titles with far fewer than 10 points races.

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        • #5
          That simply won't work. Many of these drivers are up for a new contract after the 2020 season. Good luck figuring out how all of that works out...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by IndyCarChad View Post
            That simply won't work. Many of these drivers are up for a new contract after the 2020 season. Good luck figuring out how all of that works out...
            Which is why it was a DISASTER back then. You ended up with a weird co champion thing for 3 races in 1996. (The newly founded IRL forgot to put in tie breaker rules). Then only 8 drivers actually competed in the entire 96/97 series.....

            Even in 2008, we saw this with the non points Aussie race late in the season. With most drivers actually competing for their 2009 teams.
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