This rumor is downgraded to ‘false’ today. It was announced that Firestone would continue to sponsor the race thru 2023. There was no change in the deal between IndyCar and the event.
October 23, 2020
Strong rumor has it that on Friday morning IndyCar will announce an extension of the current contract for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, FL. with race promoters Green Savoree.
It is expected that the race will remain the opening event on the calendar and the extension will be for three additional years.