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The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Corporation was the lone doubleheader event of the 2018 IndyCar Series season, consisting of the 7th and 8th rounds of the championship. The event was held at the Raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. Scott Dixon won Race 1, and Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Sunday race.

United States 2018 Detroit
Race details
7th and 8th round of the 2018 IndyCar Series season
Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle 2015.svg
DateJune 2 and 3, 2018
Official nameChevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Corporation
LocationThe Raceway on Belle Isle
CourseTemporary street circuit
2.350 mi / 3.782 km
Distance70 laps
164.500 mi / 264.737 km
Race 1
Pole position
DriverMarco Andretti (Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian)
Time1:14.8514
Fastest lap
DriverRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
Time1:15.8049 (on lap 40 of 70)
Podium
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
ThirdAlexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport)
Race 2
Pole position
DriverAlexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport)
Time1:33.3143
Fastest lap
DriverRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
Time1:15.0590 (on lap 59 of 70)
Podium
FirstRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
SecondWill Power (Team Penske)
ThirdEd Jones (Chip Ganassi Racing)

This event also marked the final IndyCar Series broadcast for ABC, ending a half-century stint covering the series (and its predecessors), as in 2019, NBC Sports will be the series’ only broadcaster.

Contents

Race 1 – Saturday, June 2Edit

ResultsEdit

Icon Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner
W1 Past winner of race 1 in doubleheader
W2 Past winner of race 2 in doubleheader

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Name Group Time
1 98   Marco Andretti 2 1:14.8514
2 9   Scott Dixon W 1 1:15.4186
3 6   Robert Wickens R 2 1:15.3267
4 27   Alexander Rossi 1 1:15.4946
5 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay 2 1:15.3351
6 12   Will Power W1 W2 1 1:15.7210
7 30   Takuma Sato 2 1:15.3920
8 15   Graham Rahal W1 W2 1 1:15.8273
9 5   James Hinchcliffe 2 1:15.5402
10 59   Max Chilton 1 1:16.0396
11 10   Ed Jones 2 1:15.8876
12 21   Spencer Pigot 1 1:16.1430
13 22   Simon Pagenaud W2 2 1:16.0099
14 1   Josef Newgarden 1 1:16.1923
15 10   Tony Kanaan W 2 1:16.0740
16 26   Zach Veach R 1 1:16.3157
17 18   Sébastien Bourdais W2 2 1:16.2205
18 19   Santino Ferrucci R 1 1:15.8343
19 88   Gabby Chaves 2 1:16.7531
20 20   Jordan King R 1 1:16.9075
21 4   Matheus Leist R 2 1:16.4182
22 23   Charlie Kimball 1 1:17.2067
23 32   René Binder R 2 1:18.6108
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 9   Scott Dixon W Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 70 1:39:24.6189 2 2 39 54
2 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 70 +1.8249 3 5 7 41
3 27   Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda 70 +4.1771 2 4 35
4 98   Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda 70 +11.5191 2 1 22 34
5 30   Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 70 +11.8757 2 7 30
6 10   Ed Jones Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 70 +13.7649 2 11 28
7 12   Will Power W1 W2 Team Penske Chevrolet 70 +15.0733 2 6 26
8 6   Robert Wickens R Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 70 +21.4715 3 3 24
9 1   Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet 70 +21.5622 3 14 22
10 21   Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 70 +21.9523 2 12 20
11 5   James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 70 +22.3158 4 9 19
12 26   Zach Veach R Andretti Autosport Honda 70 +23.0621 2 16 18
13 18   Sébastien Bourdais W2 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda 70 +23.3441 2 17 17
14 14   Tony Kanaan W A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 70 +26.1877 3 15 16
15 4   Matheus Leist R A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 70 +26.5471 3 21 15
16 20   Jordan King R Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 70 +27.0156 3 20 14
17 22   Simon Pagenaud W2 Team Penske Chevrolet 70 +29.8038 3 13 13
18 88   Gabby Chaves Harding Racing Chevrolet 70 +33.7246 3 19 12
19 23   Charlie Kimball Carlin Chevrolet 70 +34.0911 3 22 11
20 59   Max Chilton Carlin Chevrolet 70 +34.8584 3 10 10
21 32   René Binder R Juncos Racing Chevrolet 67 +3 laps 2 23 9
22 19   Santino Ferrucci R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 55 Contact 2 18 8
23 15   Graham Rahal W1 W2 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 45 Crash 2 8 2 8
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

Notes: 1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps. For Detroit only, 1 bonus point was awarded to the fastest qualifier from both groups.

Championship standings after Race 1Edit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

Race 2 – Sunday, June 3Edit

ResultsEdit

Icon Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner
W1 Past winner of race 1 in doubleheader
W2 Past winner of race 2 in doubleheader

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Name Group Time
1 27   Alexander Rossi 1 1:33.3143
2 6   Robert Wickens R 2 1:33.6605
3 12   Will Power W1 W2 1 1:33.8295
4 10   Ed Jones 2 1:33.9256
5 9   Scott Dixon W W1 1 1:33.9544
6 5   James Hinchcliffe 2 1:34.1370
7 26   Zach Veach R 1 1:34.6464
8 22   Simon Pagenaud W2 2 1:34.2315
9 15   Graham Rahal W1 W2 1 1:35.0256
10 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay 2 1:34.5021
11 20   Jordan King R 1 1:35.1374
12 98   Marco Andretti 2 1:34.5475
13 19   Santino Ferrucci R 1 1:35.4664
14 88   Gabby Chaves 2 1:35.6045
15 21   Spencer Pigot 1 1:36.3713
16 18   Sébastien Bourdais W2 2 1:35.6692
17 59   Max Chilton 1 1:36.9796
18 4   Matheus Leist R 2 1:36.0439
19 1   Josef Newgarden 1 1:38.3041
20 30   Takuma Sato 2 1:37.0851
21 23   Charlie Kimball 1 1:39.3597
22 10   Tony Kanaan W 2 No time
23 32   René Binder R 2 No time
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 70 1:33:50.5784 3 10 18 51
2 12   Will Power W1 W2 Team Penske Chevrolet 70 +11.3549 2 3 40
3 10   Ed Jones Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 70 +13.2291 2 4 35
4 9   Scott Dixon W W1 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 70 +13.7652 2 5 32
5 15   Graham Rahal W1 W2 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 70 +16.6280 2 9 30
6 6   Robert Wickens R Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 70 +34.9398 3 2 6 30
7 14   Tony Kanaan W A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 70 +41.6328 1 22 26
8 23   Charlie Kimball Carlin Chevrolet 70 +47.3553 2 21 24
9 98   Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda 70 +56.6293 3 12 22
10 22   Simon Pagenaud W2 Team Penske Chevrolet 70 +59.5891 2 8 20
11 59   Max Chilton Carlin Chevrolet 70 +1:04.6868 2 17 19
12 27   Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda 70 +1:06.6419 3 1 46 22
13 26   Zach Veach R Andretti Autosport Honda 70 +1:07.6438 1 7 17
14 4   Matheus Leist R A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 70 +1:11.6742 2 18 16
15 1   Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet 70 +1:14.2820 2 19 15
16 5   James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 70 +1:17.3729 3 6 14
17 30   Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 69 +1 lap 2 20 13
18 20   Jordan King R Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 69 +1 lap 1 11 12
19 88   Gabby Chaves Harding Racing Chevrolet 69 +1 lap 2 14 11
20 19   Santino Ferrucci R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 69 +1 lap 3 13 10
21 18   Sébastien Bourdais W2 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda 67 +3 laps 4 16 9
22 32   René Binder R Juncos Racing Chevrolet 66 +4 laps 2 23 8
23 21   Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 21 Mechanical 2 15 7
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

Notes: 1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps. For Detroit only, 1 bonus point was awarded to the fastest qualifier from both groups.

Championship standings after Race 2Edit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit