Five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has voiced his support for the series’ decision to cancel all races until the end of April.
“I think for the drivers and the teams, it’s really out of our hands, to be honest,”said Dixon.
“Ultimately, we’re competitors and we all want to go out and race, especially after a long off-season. You want to get out there and see what you have.”
Dixon had just completed a successful pre-season testing programme and was excited to begin his 18th IndyCar campaign.
But the recent inclination of coronavirus cases globally and the potential risks exposed to teams, drivers and fans led to the unanimous decision to delay the start of the 2020 season until May.
“I think it’s frustrating for a lot of people because there are so many unknowns. You don’t know when it’s going to be OK to do anything,”added Dixon.
“From promoters to sponsors, to team owners… when does this whole thing work itself out? We know right now we’re not racing this month, but will it go further than that?
“That’s the hardest part. The biggest thing is that everyone tries to remain healthy and safe. IndyCar made the right call.”
The 2020 IndyCar season is scheduled to begin on May 9 with the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis where Dixon will be joined by fellow kiwi compatriot Scott McLaughlin.