Detroit Street Circuit

Detroit

Circuit Details

Location:
Detroit
Type: 
Street
Turns: 
18
Direction: 
Anti-Clockwise
Established: 
1 January, 1982 (All day)

Detroit History
 

Created largely in an effort to improve the city's international image, the race meant that the United States would host an unprecedented three Grands Prix in the 1982 season. (The other two US races, Long Beach and Las Vegas, were also added to the schedule for similar purposes.) The inaugural Detroit Grand Prix saw John Watson claim victory after starting in 17th place, the lowest grid position for an eventual race winner on a street circuit. (Watson would break his own record at Long Beach the next year by winning from 22nd place.)




Source: Wikipedia