ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The 2020 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg starts today after the event was postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Although the races will go on, fans and residents will see a lot of changes. Here's what you can expect: 

  • Qualifying races are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. 
  • There will be a festival with live entertainment and activities. 
  • Attendance is limited to 20,000 people. 
  • There's a "no mask, no entry" policy -- indoors and outdoors while at the Grand Prix. 
  • Fans were sent pre-screening questionnaires that ask about any potential COVID-19 symptoms they may be experiencing. 
  • You're encouraged to fill out the questionnaire beforehand, but you can still fill it out at the event before being admitted. 
  • There will be temperature checks at the entrance. 

Even though things are going to be different this year, organizer's say there's definitely reason to be exicted about this year's race. 

This race is normally the first of the season, but this year it will be the last. That means the championship will be held Sunday, the first time that's ever happened in St. Pete. 

So people who do come out will be seeing a little bit of history. 

Head here for more info on the St. Pete Grand Prix.