Andretti Detroit Preview

Circuit Length–1,7 milea
Number of Turns–10 turnw
Race Distance–100 laps/170 miles
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This year marks the first time the Detroit Grand Prix has been held on the streets of downtown Detroit in 32 years. The 2022 event marked the final race on Belle Isle as the Grand Prix returns to its roots on the downtown Detroit streets.

While this will be the first time the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will race on this track layout, Andretti Autosport has a long history of racing in Detroit with 20 starts on Belle Isle producing three wins (Kanaan – 2007, Munoz – 2015 Race 1 and Hunter-Reay – 2018 Race 2), five poles (Viso – 2013, Sato – 2017 Race 2, Marco Andretti – 2018 Race 1, Rossi – 2018 Race 2 and Rossi – 2019 Race 1), 12 podium finishes, 21 top-five finishes and 216 laps led.

Andretti Autosport’s current lineup has 10 starts in Detroit dating back to 2019 with Colton Herta leading the charge with five starts, a top-five finish and two top-10 finishes.

“This year’s Detroit Grand Prix is going to be interesting because there’s no previous data for us on this new track since we’ve only raced at Belle Isle. It looks like this updated layout has some good overtaking opportunities, but the track also consists of mostly 90 degree left and right turns. I always love and enjoy going to new places, so I’m excited to get out to this race and see what the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda can do.”

“Even though we’re going to be on a brand new track this year for the Detroit Grand Prix, I’m sure it’s going to be just as fantastic as Belle Isle. I’m looking forward to exploring the unknowns of this track and taking on some of the exciting challenges that comes with it in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda.”

“Detroit is known as The Motor City, so we always enjoy going racing out there. There have been major changes to this track, and after reviewing it, I think the new layout looks good for racing. We’re looking forward to getting the No. 28 DHL Honda out on the track.”

“I’ve had a chance to look at the layout for the Detroit Grand Prix and it’s quite different. Pit lane looks like it’s going to be quite bumpy, and having one pit lane on each side is definitely going to throw some spice into the mix too. However, I’m looking forward to getting back to The Motor City and racing on the new track.”

“We had two cars capable of winning the Indy 500, but it wasn’t destined to be our year. It’s time to hit the reset button and head to Detroit. A new track will provide new challenges for all of us. Hopefully, we can build on our street circuit momentum from Long Beach. It looks like this race is going to be more like Nashville the last two years – survival of the fittest.”


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