Tony Kanaan is aiming to race on all of IndyCar’s oval rounds in 2021, despite the veteran driver having previously expected to wind down his time in the series.
Kanaan had announced pre-season that the 2020 campaign would be the last time he competed at any IndyCar race except the Indy 500, but restrictions on spectators thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic has limited the Brazilian’s chance to interact with fans.
The 45-year-old Brazilian has been a crowd favourite in IndyCar, and his Indy 500 victory with KV Racing in 2013 was considerably popular among the series’ fanbase.
Following the double-header at Gateway, Kanaan had been expected to draw the curtains on his time in IndyCar, but felt that his run to 19th in the second race was not a fitting conclusion.
Kanaan says his ideal scenario for 2021 would be for him to race in all oval rounds once again,