In one month, the roar of the Chevy Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will return to Belle Isle for one last time before the race returns to the streets of downtown Detroit in 2023.
Rinus Veekay is one of the top young rising stars of IndyCar, and finished second in one of the IndyCar races on Belle Isle last season. He joined “Live In The D” co-host Jason Carr to talk about the upcoming races.
Rinus said the track on Belle Isle has a bad wrap of being notoriously bumpy, but he enjoys the unique raceway that lies between Canada and Detroit. He said returning to downtown Detroit will be a nice change, especially since it is where the Grand Prix originated.
Though Indy Cars and Formula 1 cars look very similar, the origin and conception of them are very different. In Formula 1, every team builds their own car according to regulations, but IndyCar has very different rules. Rinus said IndyCar requires every racing team to buy the same car from one manufacturer, and they get their engines from two different suppliers, Chevy and Honda.
Sporting a Detroit Chevy engine, Rinus took the pole position for the Grand Prix of Alabama last weekend, and said it was the best weekend they have had all season.
To see the recently released poster for the 2022 Detroit Grand Prix, and how you can get a chance to win a signed copy, watch the video above.