The final judging for the 2018 official Grand Prix event poster at CCS. Judges for the contest were Grand Prix President Michael Montri; General Motors Industrial Design Manager, Stuart Cooper; Lear Corporation Global Marketing & Communications Manager, Mara Ignatius; WXYZ Channel 7 sports anchor/reporter, Brad Galli; Detroit News Design Director, James Hollar and CCS Professor and Chair of Advertising Design, Ryan Ansel.
Look back at the action from the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advanced Auto Parts
The first race of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series was the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Two-time Detroit Grand Prix champion Sebastien Bourdais took the checkered flag followed by the first driver to ever sweep both races of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit - Graham Rahal - and former Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi
The Detroit Grand Prix partnered with the Verizon IndyCar Series for the IndyCar Cafe at NAIAS Detroit. The Cafe hosted the official unveiling of the new 2018 Universal Aero Kit car to be used throughout the 2018 season on Tuesday, January 16. INDYCAR drivers and legends came to Detroit on Friday, January 26 for WXYZ Family Day at the Auto Show, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans!
The final day of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear featured three races. The day started with the Trans Am Series presented by Pirielli autograph session and the Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying. The first race of the weekend featuring the Trans Am Series presented by Pirielli followed by the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks. The final race of the weekend featured the Verizon IndyCar Series in the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Dual II.
A busy day at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear with all four series in action. On-track action began with the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, then a race by the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks. The exotic sports cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took part in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic before the Verizon IndyCar Series raced in the first Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
Friday was Comerica Bank Free Prix Day at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Take a look at some of the great action on and off the track throughout the day here!
A busy first day of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear with PNC Education day on Belle Isle, the Grand Prix Media Lunch presented by EY and hot laps on the Belle Isle track.
PNC and the Grand Prix hosted over 450 pre-K students from Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) at The Palace of Auburn Hills as a part of the PNC Grow Up Great program. The students learned STEM initiatives through racing on the floor of The Palace. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran joined PNC Regional President for Detroit and Southeast Michigan, Ric DeVore and Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear General Manager, Michael Montri, talking about how STEM relates to motorsports and the importance of programs like this for young students to get them interested in career opportunities through STEM.