Abrupt braking and turning right return. After 220 mph plus the Indianapolis 500 thrills, the NTT IndyCar Series switches and heads to Detroit Bell Isle for an unprotected street fight in Motor City, June 5th.
The Sunday race for 70 laps and a length of 164.5 miles involves 11 drivers with on-board cameras, and you can broadcast each of them live using the INDYCAR mobile app based on NTT DATA. It’s free to download for fans around the world, so if you haven’t already, take your viewing experience to a whole new level HERE.
You choose who to board, and can switch at any time. I think Pata O’Ward will make another mega-move in the late race, like last year (above)? Then jump on the ride. Or what about Ramon Grosjean getting his first win in the NTT IndyCar series? You can grab the best place in the house and find out.
Here are 11 racers racing with live car cameras, as well as how we estimate their chances of being at the sharp end if that matters …
PATA O’WARDNo. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
Detroit’s best finish: Victory (2021, Race 2)
In 2021, O’Ward received his first career in the NTT IndyCar series on the road / street (below), and again goes on the weekend as one of the favorites. His last three starts in 2022 include a win at Barber and second place at the Indy 500, so the guy is hot. Whether he’s straining ahead, or planning to move into a late race, Pata is worth having to ride with him.
COLTON GERTANo. 26 Andretti Autosport w / Bardzur-Aghajanyan Honda
Detroit’s best finish: 4th (2021, Race 2)
After days of forgetting the Indy 500, including a quick conversion of his Detroit chassis into a car in which he rode a brickyard for 129 laps on Sunday, Hertha is looking for a better weekend in Motor City. Expect one of the best street racers of the series and the winner in May, who opens the GP Indy GP, to show the show on Bell Isle.
GRAHM RACHALNo. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
Detroit’s best finish: Victory x 2 (2017, race 1 and 2)
The only rider to win both races with two heads on Bell Isle, Rahal gets only one chance to reach the “W” this weekend, but may be a factor despite the mostly disappointing start to the season for the RLL team. Wherever he is qualified, get on board and get ready for one of his brands.
ALEX PAULNo. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Detroit’s best finish: 3rd (2021, Race 2)
Although the current champion of the NTT IndyCar Series (below) finished on the podium in three of the four road / street races held so far this season, he has yet to win his first victory in the campaign. He has never won on the streets, but Bell Isle in Detroit could be a place where he will change that.
ALEXANDER ROSINo 27 Andretti Autosport Honda
Detroit’s best finish: 2nd (2019, race 1)
After the big news that in 2023 he will move from Andretti to AMSP, Rossi is back in business. Without a win from 2019, his results in 2022 are going in the right direction: the top three in the last four races. Two career victories in Long Beach confirm his chops in street racing. Definitely worth considering.
RAMEN CITIZENSNo. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda
Detroit’s best finish: 23rd (2021, Race 1)
Put him in the wall on Bell Isle last year, but Grozhan’s second place at this year’s Long Beach Grand Prix shows he didn’t go out of his street races. The fast, aggressive Frenchman has yet to make his groundbreaking first win at IndyCar, but could be the guy to give you the best spot in the house on Sunday.
JOSEPH NEWGARDENNo. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet
Detroit’s best finish: Victory (2019, Race 1)
After two wins in the first three races of the season the momentum for Newgarden has cooled a bit in recent weeks. Belle Isle seems like a good place for the two-time series champion to set things up again. In race 2 last year (below), he took the pole, led the most laps, and then just missed the victory to the burning O’Ward. Expect the ace of Penske also this time to be on the sharp end.
Scott McLAGLINNo. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet
Detroit’s best finish: 19th (2021, Race 1)
Penske’s sophomore started 2022 with tears in mind, winning his first NTT IndyCar series race at the starting start in St. Petersburg and then finishing second at the Texas Motor Speedway. Since then, things have calmed down a bit for the New Zealander. But, as his victory at St. Pete proved, he did not stoop on the street course. Sure, his debut in Detroit wasn’t surprising last year, but a second time at McLaughlin could be an important factor.
FELIX RAZENQUISTNo. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
Detroit’s best finish: 4th (2019, race 1)
The Swede is back at the scene of his major crash in last year’s Race 1, but most likely won’t for any reason. Better yet, after a rough start to his 2022 campaign, things start to push the AMSP driver, with a sixth in the Indy GP and a fourth, boosting confidence in the Indy 500. If you want to ride with a driver, which Rosenquist can be your man.
JACK HARVIENo 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
Detroit’s best finish: 16th (2021, Race 1)
Of the cons, it can be noted that the newly established British RLL has not yet entered the top 10 in 2022. On the other hand, he is highly motivated to bring excitement to his season and will definitely take advantage of all the opportunities provided. himself this weekend – which makes for a pretty good occasion to join him on the trip.
Jimmy JohnsonNo. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Detroit’s best finish: 21st (2021, Race 2)
After an impressive May debut for the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion (below), including the Fast 12 qualifier – and, yes, this meeting with the wall in the late race – Johnson returned to his road / street learning curve, but with new confidence. Jumping with Jimmy may not lead you to the podium, but it will be interesting to see how he progresses.
The 2022 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will take place at 15:45 Eastern European Time on Sunday, June 5, when all 11 cameras of racing cars will be available for live broadcast in the INDYCAR mobile app. And for impressions on the dual screen, watch the live broadcast of the races on the USA or Peacock channels, starting at 15:00 on ET.
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