Detroit GP! Saturday
Greetings from beautiful Detroit! The skies are blue, the foliage is green, and the air is filled with the sound of race engines and the smell of exhaust fumes. Belle Isle, the beautiful (newly christened) state park located on the Detroit River between Detroit and Canada, played host today to the Pirelli World Challenge, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and IndyCar. I was there from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. I took three camera batteries, all of which died, as did my phone. My skin is somewhere between deep brown and lobster red; even my eyes are sunburned. In other words, Perfect Day.
Here are a few photos (out of the 500) I took. More tomorrow!
Waiting for the complimentary shuttle to Belle Isle at the Renaissance Center (RenCen), the world headquarters of General Motors
Looking back at the RenCen from Belle Isle
Pirelli World Challenge
Eventual Pirelli World Challenge winner Johnny O’Connell in the #3 car for Cadillac Racing
Mercedes SLS AMG
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
On the grid pre-race
The appropriately-numbered 007 Aston Martin
Love the Flying Lizard Audis!
Ferrari goes bang.
007 Aston after the race
My fave, Josef Newgarden, before the driver parade
Pole-winner Helio Castroneves gets ready
One of those days…
Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay
Eventual race-winner Will Power