Detroit Street Circuit RSS

Detroit, United States

  • Circuit type Street
  • Circuit Length 4.168kms
  • Circuit Direction anti-clockwise
  • Unused Since 1992
  • Established 1982
Records and Statistics
Race Date Winner
First race Detroit Grand Prix June 6, 1982 John Watson (GBR) full results
Last race Detroit Grand Prix June 19, 1988 Ayrton Senna (BRA) full results
Total races 7

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The idea of creating a street circuit in Detriot was primarily an attempt to raise the city's international prestige,and it made its F1 debut in 1982, the year there were three US grands prix. But the circuit was only moderately received by the drivers (disliked especially by Alain Prost and Nelson Piquet, Piquet generally disliked street circuits) and it was removed from the schedule in 1989 when Formula One decided to race in Phoenix. Detroit, instead, gained a CART race, replacing a circuit in the streets of Miami on the schedule. However, even that race was not economically viable for the city, so the venue was changed to a temporary course on Belle Isle for the 1992 season.

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