Indycar is currently struggling to compete with NASCAR amongst American fans. In order to help this, an Indycar World Cup could revive this ailing series. It would be a chance to hire new blood and showcase American sponsors on a global scale. Starting in 2017, it would be a farewell tour for the much maligned Dallara DW12 (named in honour of the late Dan Wheldon). Here is a provisional calendar consisting of five events, of which three will take place in Asia and two in North America:
JAP, Fuji (3 December) Asian Le Mans (ROAD- 55 laps/250km)
USA, Homestead-Miami 300 (17 December) STAND-ALONE (OVAL- 200 laps)
THA, Chang (7 January) Asian Le Mans (ROAD- 55 laps/250km)
MAL, Sepang (21 January) Asian Le Mans (ROAD- 46 laps/ 250km)
MEX, Mexico City (3 February) STAND-ALONE (ROAD- 71 laps/305km)
MEX, Mexico City (4 February) STAND-ALONE (ROAD- 71 laps/305km)
It will be ran under the same regulations INDYCAR use for their premier Verizon Indycar Series championship, only whoever wins the Indycar World Cup is crowned “Indy World Champion”. The series champion will receive the Vanderbilt Cup, formerly awarded to the champion of now-defunct CART series championship.