On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the future vision for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear was revealed as organizers and city officials shared the plans for the Grand Prix when it returns to the Downtown Detroit streets in 2023 and beyond. Hosted by Rochelle Riley with the City of Detroit, the event featured Bud Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear; Mayor Mike Duggan of the City of Detroit; Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council President; Jim Campbell, VP of Performance and Motorsports for General Motors and Josef Newgarden, two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and a former Detroit Grand Prix winner for Team Penske. Guests in attendance and fans from all over, who watched via live stream, got a preview of how the Grand Prix will engage the community and add energy and excitement to Downtown Detroit when the event returns to its original home in the Motor City, June 2-4, 2023.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear for a doubleheader weekend - the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. The Detroit weekend on Belle Isle was the first INDYCAR race after the iconic Indianapolis 500 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway two weeks prior.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returned to Belle Isle for the seventh time with the DPi and GTD classes in action. Corvette Racing also took part in the Grand Prix in 2021 with the No. 3 and No. 4 Corvette C8.R's competing in an exhibition in front of the hometown crowd - the first time since 2008 Corvette Racing has competed in the Motor City.
The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires returned to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear for the first time since 2012. The highest rung on the Road to Indy ladder series took part in a doubleheader weekend on Belle Isle with races on Saturday and Sunday during race weekend.
The 2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Media Lunch featured drivers from all three series competing on Belle Isle, along with representatives from the Grand Prix, General Motors, Lear Corporation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership. Members of the media met with the special guests at the Roostertail in Detroit to preview race weekend.
Just prior to the 2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, Chevrolet and Corvette celebrated Corvette Racing's return to Belle Isle for the first time since 2008. As Chevrolet unveiled its special edition Corvette honoring Corvette Racing's 2020 IMSA GTLM class championship, the four Corvette sports car drivers arrived on Belle Isle in style, driving C8.Rs over the MacArthur Bridge.
The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear was at Autorama featuring our Grand Prix INDYCAR on display along with the 1969 University of Pittsburgh Camaro that will be competing in the Historic Trans Am Series on Belle Isle. Legendary driver Lyn St. James - just announced as the driver of the Camaro here at the Grand Prix - was on hand to sign autographs and meet with fans on Friday and Saturday at Autorama.
On Tuesday tickets for the 2020 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear went on sale to the world along with the announcement that the Historic Trans Am Series will compete on Belle Isle in 2020. Special guest Josef Newgarden - former Detroit Grand Prix winner and defending NTT IndyCar Series champion from Team Penske - took part in a local Detroit media tour and met with automotive students from Breithaupt Career and Technical Center in Detroit.
The final day of the 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear featuring the NTT IndyCar Series and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli