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Detroit Grand Prix 2019 & Special Transit Windsor Travel / Ticket Packages
May 31 @ 7:30 am - June 2 @ 6:00 pm
The 30th Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Fast Facts, featuring racing, live musical entertainment, and family activities, takes place at Belle Isle Park on May 31 to June 1, 2019.
The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear returns to the Motor City. The event will feature the cars of the NTT IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader.
2019 Event Enhancements
As part of the 30th Detroit Grand Prix celebration the event will feature several new enhancements for fans to enjoy, including admission to the Fifth Third Bank Paddock for all ticket holders, new seating options and more access than ever before.
Paddock Access For All: For the first time in Detroit Grand Prix history, ALL ticketholders will have access to the Fifth Third Bank paddock – known as the “locker room of motorsports.” Included with all tickets, fans will be able to see their favorite teams and drivers up close in the garage area AND have access to the historic Scott Fountain to experience all the excitement at the Autotrader Winner’s Circle throughout the weekend.
More Access For Fans: Fans will enjoy more of the race venue as the Chevrolet Frontstretch Bridge over the track will be open for everyone to visit the Fifth Third Bank Paddock and Scott Fountain, including easy access from Cars.com Grandstand 1 and the City of Windsor Grandstand 2. There will also be a new pedestrian bridge over the track at Turn 8 to provide access to the “horseshoe” for all ticketholders.
Ticket and Transportation Packages For Canadian Fans Travelling From Windsor
Catch the bus to Belle Isle for the race on June 1 and 2 from the Windsor International Transit Terminal (WITT), 300 Chatham Street West. The fare is $13.00 round trip per passenger regardless of age. Transportation wristbands are required for boarding the bus in Windsor and Belle Isle.
Buses will travel to Belle Isle on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:00 am each day and run on demand until 2:00pm.
Return trips on both days begin immediately following the race. Buses continue running until 30 minutes after the concert ends on Saturday and for approximately 30 minutes after the last race on Sunday.
Buses will not travel to Belle Isle on Friday, May 31st. However, fans may take the tunnel bus to GM Renaissance Center and catch a shuttle bus to the Isle. Boarding is at the Jefferson Avenue entrance and the tunnel bus fare is $5.00 per person each way, regardless of age.
You may also purchase a reserved seat in Grandstand #2 (start/finish line & pit lane) at Windsor International Transit Terminal until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Fans may purchase admission and transportation packages online at snapdwindsor.com/grandprix until May 31 at 11:59 p.m.
For your convenience, all online purchases are available for pickup as soon as 10:00 a.m. the next business day at WITT.
Ticket Package Includes:
Reserved seat ticket in Grandstand #2 or General Admission
Round-trip Transit Windsor transportation to and from Belle Isle
Access to both Paddock locations
Access to the Meijer Family Zone on Belle Isle
Free concerts at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Family Fun and Fan Activities
The Grand Prix features a number of exciting engagement activities in the Meijer Fan Zone. Live music – highlighted by country music superstar Frankie Ballard performing on Saturday night, while legendary rock band Stone Temple Pilots headline the Entertainment Stage on Sunday with a matinee concert – autograph sessions from all racing series and interactive games and displays will be featured throughout the weekend.
Two former NTT IndyCar Series champions and Indy 500 winners captured victories in the 2018 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar races on Belle Isle. Scott Dixon of Ganassi Racing won Saturday’s Dual I to secure his 42nd career victory and his second trip to the top step of the podium on Belle Isle, to go along with his 2012 Detroit triumph. The win helped spur Dixon to his fifth career NTT IndyCar Series championship. In Sunday’s Dual II, 2012 NTT IndyCar Series champ Ryan Hunter-Reay outdueled his Andretti Autosport teammate Alexander Rossi for his first career win on Belle Isle. Fulfilling a promise he made the day before after finishing second in Dual I, Hunter-Reay jumped in the chilly waters of Scott Fountain to celebrate his first series win since 2015.
In Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic race, General Motors extended its Belle Isle win streak to seven consecutive races as Cadillac claimed the top spot with a Prototype class victory. The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R co-driven by Brazilian Felipe Nasr and American Eric Curran scored the win for the Action Express Racing team as GM once again celebrated in the shadows of its world headquarters in downtown Detroit.
About The Detroit Grand Prix
The first Detroit Grand Prix was in 1982 and it started as a Formula One race through the streets of downtown Detroit before becoming a CART-sanctioned race in 1989. The race moved to Belle Isle in 1992 continuing under the CART/Champ Car banner until 2001. After the success of the Super Bowl in Detroit in 2006, Roger Penske and the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) teamed up to bring an annual national sporting event to the city of Detroit and spearheaded the return of the Grand Prix in 2007 on Belle Isle. After challenging economic times delayed the event after the 2008 season, the Grand Prix returned in 2012 with the current promotional group as a subsidiary of the DDP.
For more information please visit http://detroitgp.com