Detroit GP to Leave Belle Isle?

Discussions began today in Detroit to possibly move the Detroit Grand prix to a downtown street race. Formula 1 first raced on the downtown streets in 1982, and Indycar also raced in the heart of the city until 1991.

Ayrton Senna on his way to victory in the 1986 Detroit Grand Prix. Image from the Detroit Free Press

The proposed circuit doesn’t look that thrilling. It looks more like a gloriifed oval, something Formula E would run on.

A statement from the Detroit Grand Prix:

As the plans for this proposed new circuit come more into focus, I will discuss some of the pros and cons of the move to downtown.