Mid-march, the unexpected happened across the United States with the first case of coronavirus being recorded. There was no adequate preparation in place to respond to the deadly airborne virus.
While we were discussing and the medical expert giving counsel on how to go about the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of professional sports experienced what has been described as the most pandemic witnessed in a century.
Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic is still in our midst as we try to adapt to what seems to be our new norm way of life, with many world sports leagues resuming on their 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They have embraced new contingency plans to curb the spread of coronavirus in response to safeguard their sportsmen, sportswomen, and their communities.
In particular, the Indy 500 had to be postponed from its traditional May 24 and rescheduled races to showcase Aug 23 following massive infection rate for coronavirus spiking up and death rate trolling up of people succumbing to the COVID-19.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb applauded the IMS decision to ban fans from attending the 104th Indy 500 scheduled to take place on Sunday as the right call, safeguarding the spectators and the community safety first.
With all that has happened, there is good news to all the Motor Sports fans across the world because they have the last opportunity to watch the two-times Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso, compete Sunday at the Indianapolis 500.
Earlier in the month, Alonso’s participation in the Indy 500 was unclear due to a U.S. visa hurdle, but that issue was dealt with, and despite missing out on the Fast Nine, he will start from position 26 out of 33 drivers.
Alonso failed to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 and is more focused on winning this year Indy 500, especially now that he will be returning to the Formula One with Renault in 2021 after two years.
Victory at Indianapolis 500 on Sunday would make the Monaco Grand Prix winner and Le Mans 24 Hours champion, only the second driver, after the late Briton Graham Hill, to complete the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
The Spaniard is in the best company of former Indy 500 winners and IndyCar champions, driving the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet.
Boles the IMS president, Miles the Penske Entertainment CEO, and IndyCar president Frye they all expressed gratitude for having Alonso on the Indy 500 grid for a second time.
Alonso’s participation in the 104th Indianapolis 500 is a massive boost as he is one of the best, and other drivers are thrilled to be competing alongside him. The feeling is ecstatic for the fans ever since Alonso embraced the Indy 500 last year, and he has availed himself for Zoom chats for the fans. And, knowingly that next year he won’t be competing at the Indy 500, surely, they have to utilize the moment seeing him race come Sunday, Aug 23. let’s stay safe.