The Grand Prix Returns to Downtown Detroit on June 2-4, 2023

A new era of the Detroit Grand Prix will begin in 2023 when the event returns to its original home on the streets of Downtown Detroit. On June 2-4, 2023, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will bring a dynamic street-festival atmosphere to the Motor City. The new Grand Prix will feature three full days of activities and celebration on some of Detroit’s most popular and active Downtown areas, including racing on a new 1.7-mile, 10-turn street circuit along Jefferson Avenue, Bates Street, Atwater Street, St. Antoine, Franklin Street and Rivard. 



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The Grand Prix will provide unprecedented access with more than half of the event’s footprint along Jefferson Avenue and the beautiful Detroit Riverfront open to the public, free of charge. Grand Prix visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary access to the main fan activation areas at the event, including Spirit Plaza, Hart Plaza as well as the Riverwalk. Fans will be welcomed in these key areas that will feature live music, food, games and displays all weekend long, without the purchase of a Grand Prix ticket.

The return of the Grand Prix to Downtown Detroit represents a homecoming and a connection to the event’s heritage. The Detroit Grand Prix began as a Formula One race on the streets of the Motor City in 1982. Formula One raced annually in Detroit from 1982-1988. In 1989, the Detroit Grand Prix welcomed Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) as its primary series and the first INDYCAR races were hosted on the Detroit street circuit from 1989-1991. In 1992, the Grand Prix transitioned to Belle Isle Park with INDYCAR races on the island annually through 2001. After a six-year hiatus, the Grand Prix returned to Belle Isle thanks to the vision of Roger Penske and under the direction of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. Following successful events in 2007 and 2008, the Grand Prix paused for a few years due to the national recession and returned in 2012 with support from General Motors and Chevrolet serving as the event’s title sponsor. The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear has been hosted each summer on Belle Isle since 2012, before the global pandemic forced the cancellation of the event in 2020. After returning in 2021, the Grand Prix celebrated its final event on Belle Isle in 2022 before returning home to Downtown Detroit in 2023 and beyond.

The 2023 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will feature four racing series on the new Downtown Detroit street circuit, giving fans one of the most diverse lineups in racing.  Highlighted by the open-wheel stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, recognizable sports cars from world-wide manufacturers in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, the up-and-coming open wheel racers of Indy Lights and the return of the Pony Wars with the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli.  With four series competing over one weekend, along with live music, food and beverage, interactive displays and more, the Grand Prix will bring a festival atmosphere in its return to Downtown Detroit – June 2-4, 2023.

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For inquiries related specifically to the 2023 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, please contact the following members of the Grand Prix Team.
Ticketing Information - contact Cory Davala at tickets@detroitgp.com
Volunteer opportunities - contact Volunteer Services Manager at VolManager@DetroitGP.com
Sponsorship and Hospitality - contact Courtney Gibbs at cgibbs@detroitgp.com
Media/PR requests - contact Merrill Cain at mcain@detroitgp.com
Displays & Team Hospitality/Motor Coaches - contact Jamie Cool at jcool@detroitgp.com
General inquiries - contact info@detroitgp.com