Race Report: 2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix logo

Raceway at Belle Isle Park
June 12–13, 2021

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Top Five — Race 2

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Pato O'Ward5351
2Josef Newgarden26744
3Alex Palou10-35
4Colton Herta26-32
5Graham Rahal15-30

Top Five — Race 1

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Marcus Ericsson8551
2Rinus VeeKay21-40
3Pato O'Ward5337
4Takuma Sato30-32
5Graham Rahal15431

Post-Race — Race 2

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Post-Race — Race 1

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Sessions

Results

Race 2

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Pato O'Ward5167001:41:30.88143Running5197.2272
2Josef Newgarden217001:41:37.640967Running4497.1202
3Alex Palou1047001:41:37.8206-Running3597.1172
4Colton Herta2627001:41:37.9372-Running3297.1152
5Graham Rahal1597001:41:38.5766-Running3097.1052
6Will Power12207001:41:39.3232-Running2897.0932
7Scott Dixon967001:41:39.7138-Running2697.0872
8Simon Pagenaud22107001:41:39.9455-Running2497.0832
9Marcus Ericsson8227001:41:40.4062-Running2297.0763
10Santino Ferrucci45127001:41:41.5674-Running2097.0572
11Ryan Hunter-Reay28177001:41:41.8666-Running1997.0522
12Takuma Sato30197001:41:42.4575-Running1897.0433
13Alexander Rossi2777001:41:45.0911-Running1797.0012
14James Hinchcliffe29147001:41:45.8782-Running1696.9892
15Conor Daly2087001:41:46.0343-Running1596.9863
16Sebastien Bourdais14137001:41:46.1540-Running1496.9843
17Ed Jones18117001:41:46.9997-Running1396.9713
18Rinus VeeKay2137001:41:47.7359-Running1296.9594
19Jack Harvey60186901:41:48.6613-Running1195.5595
20Scott McLaughlin3216901:41:55.7316-Running1095.4494
21Jimmie Johnson48256901:42:04.6509-Running995.3104
22Max Chilton59156801:41:50.6336-Running894.1445
23Dalton Kellett4246101:41:53.5136-Running784.4134
24Romain Grosjean5155701:22:40.1712-Mechanical697.2185
25Oliver Askew7234601:04:47.9109-Mechanical5100.0954
— Race 2: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader was 70 laps on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park totaling 164.22 miles. The pit window was 25–28 laps under green-flag conditions.
  • The ambient temperature prior to the green flag was 80 degrees with 62% relative humidity and partly cloudy skies. The track temperature was 100 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • Pole sitter Josef Newgarden led the field to green, but a melee further back brought out the race’s first caution on Lap 1 when Max Chilton caught air off the back of James Hinchcliffe’s car through Turn 3. The No. 59 Chevrolet ended up stopped in Turn 4 with damage to the front wing.
  • The race’s second yellow flag flew when Jimmie Johnson stopped on course after spinning the No. 48 Honda in Turn 2.
  • The third and final full-course caution began on Lap 59 when Romain Grosjean stopped on course with a small brake fire burning on the No. 51 Honda. The yellow flag set up a restart that ended up a determining factor in the race.
  • On aging Firestone Firehawk alternate tires, Newgarden led the field on the Lap 63 restart while Pato O’Ward restarted fifth. By Lap 65, he had advanced to the second position and trailed Newgarden by one second. On Lap 68, O’Ward passed Newgarden for the lead and stayed out front for the final two laps, leading a total of three laps en route to victory.
  • The win marked O’Ward’s second victory of 2021 and the second victory of his NTT IndyCar Series career. O’Ward became the season’s first repeat winner after previously winning the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway in May.
  • The victory was the ninth series win for Arrow McLaren SP, its last coming at Texas in May.
  • Newgarden’s second-place finish was his third runner-up result in 2021.
  • Alex Palou finished third, his best result at Belle Isle and fourth podium finish of 2021.
  • With his victory, O’Ward assumed the championship lead with a single-point advantage over Palou through eight races.
  • Next up for the series is the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America on June 20, 2021.

Qualifying — Race 2

Firestone Fast 12
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden201:14.1094114.15666--.------.----
2Colton Herta2601:14.4300113.664660.32060.3206
3Rinus VeeKay2101:14.8180113.074550.70860.3880
4Alex Palou1001:14.8432113.036770.73380.0252
5Romain Grosjean5101:14.9060112.942670.79660.0628
6Scott Dixon901:14.9231112.916560.81370.0171
7Alexander Rossi2701:15.3524112.272561.24300.4293
8Conor Daly2001:15.4162112.177561.30680.0638
9Graham Rahal1501:15.4187112.174561.30930.0025
10Simon Pagenaud2201:15.5294112.009561.42000.1107
11Ed Jones1801:15.9478111.392661.83840.4184
12Santino Ferrucci4501:16.1146111.148662.00520.1668
— Firestone Fast 12: Results | Overall Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Prior to the start of qualifying for Race 2, the ambient temperature at Belle Isle was 74 degrees. The track temperature was 81 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • Two penalties were issued and served during the Firestone Fast 12:
    • Scott Dixon served a drive-through penalty for unapproved work to the No. 9 Honda during the impound period.
    • Santino Ferrucci brought out a red flag coming to the checkered flag on his final lap when he made contact with the wall in Turn 13. He was penalized his two fastest laps.
  • The session-ending red flag also affected Dixon, Simon Pagenaud, Alexander Rossi and Max Chilton. All four drivers had their final laps invalidated due to the red flag being displayed. Due to the invalidation, Dixon dropped from third to sixth in the final order.

Round 1 Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alexander Rossi2701:15.4664112.10366--.------.----
2Rinus VeeKay2101:15.5845111.928550.11810.1181
3Romain Grosjean5101:15.6609111.815670.19450.0764
4Simon Pagenaud2201:15.6949111.764660.22850.0340
5Conor Daly2001:15.7563111.674660.28990.0614
6Alex Palou1001:15.8313111.563660.36490.0750
7James Hinchcliffe2901:15.9533111.384560.48690.1220
8Pato O'Ward501:16.0805111.198550.61410.1272
9Jack Harvey6001:16.1356111.118660.66920.0551
10Will Power1201:16.4386110.677660.97220.3030
11Marcus Ericsson801:16.5514110.514661.08500.1128
12Dalton Kellett401:16.5805110.472661.11410.0291
13Jimmie Johnson4801:17.9838108.484662.51741.4033
— Round 1 Group 2: Results | Back to the session list

Round 1 Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Colton Herta2601:16.0809111.19766--.------.----
2Graham Rahal1501:16.1965111.029660.11560.1156
3Scott Dixon901:16.2311110.978660.15020.0346
4Josef Newgarden201:16.3648110.784670.28390.1337
5Santino Ferrucci4501:16.4188110.706660.33790.0540
6Ed Jones1801:16.5380110.533560.45710.1192
7Sebastien Bourdais1401:16.5387110.532550.45780.0007
8Max Chilton5901:16.6085110.432660.52760.0698
9Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:16.6456110.378660.56470.0371
10Takuma Sato3001:16.8947110.021560.81380.2491
11Scott McLaughlin301:17.1815109.612561.10060.2868
12Oliver Askew701:19.1486106.888663.06771.9671
— Round 1 Group 1: Results | Back to the session list

Race 1

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Marcus Ericsson8157001:45:33.11235Running5193.5094
2Rinus VeeKay21127001:45:34.8413-Running4093.4835
3Pato O'Ward517001:45:35.02283Running3793.4805
4Takuma Sato30167001:45:41.2811-Running3293.3884
5Graham Rahal15207001:45:42.57684Running3193.3694
6Santino Ferrucci45217001:45:42.6793-Running2893.3674
7Alexander Rossi2727001:45:43.45292Running2793.3565
8Scott Dixon9117001:45:44.007916Running2593.3484
9Ed Jones1847001:45:45.05512Running2393.3334
10Josef Newgarden257001:45:45.6184-Running2093.3246
11Sebastien Bourdais14107001:45:46.6915-Running1993.3085
12Simon Pagenaud2297001:45:46.9397-Running1893.3054
13Conor Daly20177001:45:47.9048-Running1793.2915
14Colton Herta2667001:45:49.2010-Running1693.2725
15Alex Palou10257001:45:50.3657-Running1593.2544
16Jack Harvey60197001:45:51.4021-Running1493.2395
17James Hinchcliffe29137001:45:52.1237-Running1393.2294
18Dalton Kellett4246901:45:56.2014-Running1291.8384
19Scott McLaughlin3236701:45:54.6946-Running1189.1978
20Will Power1276701:46:12.076437Running1388.95410
21Ryan Hunter-Reay2886501:45:52.3982-Running986.5666
22Max Chilton59186501:45:53.2851-Running886.5545
23Romain Grosjean5136301:32:24.84801Contact896.1225
24Jimmie Johnson48224901:44:25.8380-Mechanical666.1594
25Felix Rosenqvist7142300:31:28.3936-Contact5103.0401
— Race 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader was 70 laps on the 2.35-mile street course totaling 164.22 miles.
  • All cars but those of Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe, Graham Rahal and Alex Palou started on red-sidewalled Firestone Firehawk alternate tires.
  • Just before the green flag, the ambient temperature was 80 degrees with 69% relative humidity and partly cloudy skies. The track temperature was 113 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • The race’s first caution period occurred on Lap 25 when Felix Rosenqvist went straight into the tire barrier and concrete wall in Turn 6, necessitating assistance from the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team. The extraction of Rosenqvist from his race car and subsequent track repairs created a red-flag condition for one hour, 18 minutes and 36 seconds. Rosenqvist was awake and alert at the infield care center and was subsequently transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
  • After the restart, the race ran caution free until Lap 64 when Romain Grosjean made contact with the wall in Turn 9. INDYCAR elected to issue a second red flag to allow for a green-flag finish. Without the need for track repairs, this second red flag was just seven minutes and 29 seconds in duration.
  • Despite the short red flag, the leading No. 12 Chevrolet of Will Power was not able to restart for the race’s resumption. This allowed Marcus Ericsson to take the race lead and the eventual victory.
  • Ericsson’s victory was his first in NTT IndyCar Series competition. He became the fourth first-time winner in 2021 and the seventh different winner in seven races. The effort marked Chip Ganassi Racing’s 116th Indy car victory.
  • A second-place finish for Rinus VeeKay was his second podium result in seven starts this year.
  • Pole sitter Pato O’Ward finished third, his best Belle Isle finish and his third podium result of the season.
  • The series will complete the doubleheader weekend with a second 70-lap race at 12:45 p.m. EDT Sunday, June 13. Race 2 qualifying will occur at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Qualifying — Race 1

Firestone Fast 12
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Pato O'Ward501:15.5776111.93856--.------.----
2Alexander Rossi2701:15.6584111.818560.08080.0808
3Romain Grosjean5101:15.7433111.693570.16570.0849
4Ed Jones1801:15.8119111.592560.23430.0686
5Josef Newgarden201:15.8697111.507570.29210.0578
6Colton Herta2601:16.0832111.194460.50560.2135
7Will Power1201:16.0877111.187560.51010.0045
8Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:16.1293111.127560.55170.0416
9Simon Pagenaud2201:16.6606110.357561.08300.5313
10Sebastien Bourdais1401:17.4333109.255451.85570.7727
11Scott Dixon901:17.8680108.645452.29040.4347
12Rinus VeeKay2101:17.8776108.632262.30000.0096
— Firestone Fast 12: Results | Overall Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Detroit’s qualifying featured an abbreviated version of the NTT IndyCar Series’ traditional knockout qualifying format, with two rounds instead of three. Broken up into two groups, the top six from Group 1 and Group 2 of the first qualifying round advanced to the Firestone Fast 12, which decided the pole winner as well as the first six rows of the starting grid. Group 1 drivers outside the top six filled the odd-numbered positions from 13 through 25, while Group 2 filled the even-numbered positions from 14 through 24.
  • Pato O’Ward won his second NTT P1 Award of 2021 and the third of his IndyCar career. He was previously on pole at Barber Motorsports Park in April and Road America in June 2020.
  • O’Ward’s achievement marked the 10th pole position for Arrow McLaren SP in Indy car competition.
  • Throughout the three qualifying segments, there was a single red flag when Dalton Kellett spun the No. 4 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet as Group 1 was checkered. Kellett was penalized his two fastest laps.
  • Next up in Detroit is Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader, set to begin at 1:05 p.m. EDT with live coverage on NBC.

Round 1 Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden201:15.6606111.81566--.------.----
2Colton Herta2601:15.8439111.545660.18330.1833
3Ed Jones1801:15.8696111.507560.20900.0257
4Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:16.1328111.122560.47220.2632
5Sebastien Bourdais1401:16.1339111.120660.47330.0011
6Scott Dixon901:16.3151110.856660.65450.1812
7Felix Rosenqvist701:16.4620110.643660.80140.1469
8Takuma Sato3001:16.4713110.630660.81070.0093
9Max Chilton5901:16.6093110.430660.94870.1380
10Graham Rahal1501:16.6694110.344661.00880.0601
11Santino Ferrucci4501:16.6880110.317261.02740.0186
12Scott McLaughlin301:17.5569109.081661.89630.8689
— Round 1 Group 2: Results | Back to the session list

Round 1 Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alexander Rossi2701:15.8507111.53555--.------.----
2Romain Grosjean5101:16.6715110.341670.82080.8208
3Rinus VeeKay2101:16.8172110.132560.96650.1457
4Pato O'Ward501:16.8406110.098660.98990.0234
5Simon Pagenaud2201:16.9636109.922461.11290.1230
6Will Power1201:17.0343109.821661.18360.0707
7James Hinchcliffe2901:17.0691109.772351.21840.0348
8Marcus Ericsson801:17.1579109.645551.30720.0888
9Conor Daly2001:17.2904109.457561.43970.1325
10Jack Harvey6001:17.4180109.277561.56730.1276
11Alex Palou1001:17.5190109.135661.66830.1010
12Jimmie Johnson4801:19.0944106.961663.24371.5754
13Dalton Kellett401:19.6697106.188563.81900.5753
— Round 1 Group 1: Results | Back to the session list

Practice

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:17.276826109.47726--.------.----
2Sebastien Bourdais1401:17.429124109.261270.15230.1523
3Pato O'Ward501:17.514318109.141220.23750.0852
4Scott Dixon901:17.617819108.996200.34100.1035
5Alexander Rossi2701:17.658718108.938230.38190.0409
6Colton Herta2601:17.812120108.723210.53530.1534
7Marcus Ericsson801:17.972822108.499250.69600.1607
8Josef Newgarden201:18.032922108.416230.75610.0601
9Rinus VeeKay2101:18.145924108.259320.86910.1130
10Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:18.203323108.180270.92650.0574
11James Hinchcliffe2901:18.496116107.776221.21930.2928
12Takuma Sato3001:18.517723107.746231.24090.0216
13Romain Grosjean5101:18.585227107.654291.30840.0675
14Felix Rosenqvist701:18.754217107.423231.47740.1690
15Alex Palou1001:18.799620107.361311.52280.0454
16Graham Rahal1501:18.819520107.334231.54270.0199
17Conor Daly2001:18.873919107.260241.59710.0544
18Max Chilton5901:18.877320107.255261.60050.0034
19Simon Pagenaud2201:18.893016107.234211.61620.0157
20Ed Jones1801:19.080911106.979191.80410.1879
21Jack Harvey6001:19.313314106.666192.03650.2324
22Santino Ferrucci4501:19.340715106.629222.06390.0274
23Dalton Kellett401:20.807126104.694283.53031.4664
24Scott McLaughlin301:21.12545104.28353.84860.3183
25Jimmie Johnson4801:22.735317102.254265.45851.6099
— Practice: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • At the start of the Detroit weekend’s only practice, the ambient temperature was 84 degrees and the track temperature was 119 degrees according to Firestone engineers. Due to the temperate and humidity, INDYCAR has mandated the use of an airflow scoop affixed to the top of the aeroscreen for both 70-lap races.
  • The 75-minute session was slowed by single red flag at the 14-minute mark for two nearly simultaneous incidents:
    • Jimmie Johnson spun the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in Turn 3. The car was restarted by the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team and Johnson was able to continue.
    • The No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet of Scott McLaughlin made front-end contact with the tire barrier in Turn 5, necessitating assistance from the safety team. McLaughlin exited his race car without assistance and it was subsequently removed from the track.
  • Many other drivers experienced close calls, including various spins and off-track excursions that managed to avoid contact with the concrete walls or tire barriers.
  • Will Power’s final lap on track proved the fastest of the session, edging out Sebastien Bourdais by 0.1523 seconds.

 

Green Flags— Race 1: 2:05 p.m. EDT* Saturday
— Race 2: 12:50 p.m. Sunday
Drivers Start Your Engines— Race 1: 1:58 p.m. Saturday
— Race 2: 12:43 p.m. Sunday
Race Broadcasts— Race 1: 2 p.m. Saturday on NBC
— Race 2: Noon Sunday on NBC
Qualifying— Race 1: 11–11:45 a.m. Saturday
— Race 2: 9–9:45 a.m. Sunday
Qualifying Broadcasts— Race 1: 11 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN
— Race 2: 9 a.m. Sunday on NBCSN
Practice Session5–6:15 p.m. Friday on Peacock Premium
Weekend ScheduleView PDF
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastINDYCAR Radio Network, SiriusXM 205, IndyCar.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingAll NTT IndyCar Series practice sessions and qualifying will stream live on Peacock Premium, NBC’s direct-to-consumer livestreaming product.
* All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. View the green-flag time for Race 1 in all time zones. View the green-flag time for Race 2 in all time zones.

Starting Lineup— Race 1: View Table
— Race 2: View Table
Qualifying Groups— Race 1: View PDF
— Race 2: View PDF
Entry List— Race 1: View Table
— Race 2: View Table
Spotter GuideView
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Push-to-Pass Parameters150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation (for each race)
Tires Available per EntryEight sets primary, five sets alternate (weekend). Teams must use one set of primary and alternate tires in each race. One additional set available to teams fielding a rookie driver is available for the first session of the weekend.

Race 2 Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
12Josef NewgardenChevroletPrimary
226Colton HertaHondaAlternate
321Rinus VeeKayChevroletAlternate
410Alex PalouHondaAlternate
551Romain Grosjean (R)HondaAlternate
69Scott DixonHondaAlternate
727Alexander RossiHondaAlternate
820Conor DalyChevroletAlternate
915Graham RahalHondaAlternate
1022Simon PagenaudChevroletAlternate
1118Ed JonesHondaAlternate
1245Santino FerrucciHondaAlternate
1314Sebastien BourdaisChevroletAlternate
1429James HinchcliffeHondaPrimary
1559Max ChiltonChevroletAlternate
165Pato O'WardChevroletAlternate
1728Ryan Hunter-ReayHondaAlternate
1860Jack HarveyHondaAlternate
1930Takuma SatoHondaAlternate
2012Will PowerChevroletPrimary
213Scott McLaughlin (R)ChevroletAlternate
228Marcus EricssonHondaAlternate
237Oliver AskewChevroletAlternate
244Dalton KellettChevroletAlternate
2548Jimmie Johnson (R)HondaAlternate
(R) Rookie
— Race 2 Starting Lineup: PDF

Race 1 Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
15Pato O'WardChevroletAlternate
227Alexander RossiHondaAlternate
351Romain Grosjean (R)HondaAlternate
418Ed JonesHondaAlternate
52Josef NewgardenChevroletAlternate
626Colton HertaHondaAlternate
712Will PowerChevroletAlternate
828Ryan Hunter-ReayHondaAlternate
922Simon PagenaudChevroletAlternate
1014Sebastien BourdaisChevroletAlternate
119Scott DixonHondaPrimary
1221Rinus VeeKayChevroletAlternate
1329James HinchcliffeHondaPrimary
147Felix RosenqvistChevroletAlternate
158Marcus EricssonHondaAlternate
1630Takuma SatoHondaAlternate
1720Conor DalyChevroletAlternate
1859Max ChiltonChevroletAlternate
1960Jack HarveyHondaAlternate
2015Graham RahalHondaPrimary
2145Santino FerrucciHondaAlternate
2248Jimmie JohnsonHondaAlternate
233Scott McLaughlin (R)ChevroletAlternate
244Dalton KellettChevroletAlternate
2510Alex PalouHondaPrimary
(R) Rookie
— Race 1 Starting Lineup: PDF

Race 2 Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAHitachiTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlin (R)Christchurch, New ZealandPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Dalton KellettStouffville, CanadaK-Line InsulatorsAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5Pato O’WardMonterrey, MexicoArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPHonda
7Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPHonda
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SweedenHuskiChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC Bank Grow Up GreatChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainThe American LegionChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizon 5GTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Sebastien BourdaisLe Mans, FranceROKiTAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAUnited RentalsRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Ed JonesDubai, United Arab EmiratesSealMasterDale Coyne Racing with Vasser SullivanHonda
20Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USAU.S. Air ForceEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKayHoofddorp, NetherlandsSonax / AutogeekEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceMenardsTeam PenskeChevrolet
26Colton HertaValencia, California, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USAAutoNation / NAPA Auto PartsAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
29James HinchcliffeToronto, CanadaGenesysAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanPanasonic / Mi-JackRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
45Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USAHy-VeeRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
48Jimmie Johnson (R)El Cajon, California, USACarvanaChip Ganassi RacingHonda
51Romain Grosjean (R)Geneva, SwitzerlandNURTEC ODTDale Coyne Racing with RWRHonda
59Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandCarlinCarlinChevrolet
60Jack HarveyBassingham, EnglandAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
(R) — Denotes NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year candidate
— Race 2 Entry List: PDF

Race 1 Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAHitachiTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlin (R)Christchurch, New ZealandPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Dalton KellettStouffville, CanadaK-Line InsulatorsAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5Pato O’WardMonterrey, MexicoArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPHonda
7Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPHonda
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SweedenHuskiChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC Bank Grow Up GreatChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainThe American LegionChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizon 5GTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Sebastien BourdaisLe Mans, FranceROKiTAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAFifth Third BankRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Ed JonesDubai, United Arab EmiratesSealMasterDale Coyne Racing with Vasser SullivanHonda
20Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USAU.S. Air ForceEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKayHoofddorp, NetherlandsSonax / AutogeekEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceMenardsTeam PenskeChevrolet
26Colton HertaValencia, California, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USAAutoNation / NAPA Auto PartsAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
29James HinchcliffeToronto, CanadaGenesysAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanPanasonic / Mi-JackRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
45Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USAHy-VeeRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
48Jimmie Johnson (R)El Cajon, California, USACarvanaChip Ganassi RacingHonda
51Romain Grosjean (R)Geneva, SwitzerlandNURTEC ODTDale Coyne Racing with RWRHonda
59Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandCarlinCarlinChevrolet
60Jack HarveyBassingham, EnglandAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
(R) — Denotes NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year candidate
— Race 1 Entry List: PDF

DETROIT WEATHER

Track TypeStreet circuit
Length2.35 miles
Race Distance (each race)70 laps (164.5 miles)
Number of Turns14
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix venue map
Credit: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@DetroitGP, #DetroitGP

Past Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Qualifying Lap Record 1:13.6732 (Takuma Sato of Andretti Autosport on June 4, 2017)
Last Six Wins— 2019 Race 2: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2019 Race 1: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
— 2018 Race 2: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport
— 2018 Race 1: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2017 Race 2: Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
— 2017 Race 1: Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Last Six Poles— 2019 Race 2: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske (1:14.8607)
— 2019 Race 1: Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport (1:14.1989)
— 2018 Race 2: Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport (1:33.3143)
— 2018 Race 1: Marco Andretti, Andretti Autosport (1:14.8514)
— 2017 Race 2: Takuma Sato, Andretti Autosport (1:13.6732)
— 2017 Race 1: Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (1:13.9681)

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