Photos: On And Off Track Action At Detroit Grand Prix

(DETROIT, MI) – In addition to the various race series taking place on the 2.3 mile temporary road circuit on Belle Isle in Detroit, from June 1 through 3, not the least of which was the only dual header on the IndyCar schedule, there was much more going on for race fans.

Behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Dale Coyne Racing paddock area as technicians inspect Santino Ferrucci’s Honda at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Racing action at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

Sebastien Bourdais in the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan speeds through turn 8 during race action at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Dale Coyne Racing paddock area as technicians inspect Santino Ferrucci’s Honda at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

The ORECA LMP2 of Simon Trummer and Robert Alon of JDC-Miller Motorsports in behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Racing action at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

Rene Binder of Juncos Racing speeds through turn 8 during race action at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Racing action at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

The Nissan DPi with Scott Sharp and Ryan Delziel of Tequila Patron ESM lead the pack through turn 2 during racing action at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Racing action at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

The pace car drives the track prior to racing action at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Racing action at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

Tony Kanaan speeds through turn 8 as he pilots the No. 14 Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Enterprises during race action at the 2018 IndyCar competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Racing action at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

The winners of the IMSA GT Daytona class, Katherine Legge and Mario Farnbacher in the Acura NSX-GT3 for Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian, through turn 2 during race action at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Tequila Patron ESM Paddock area where technicians work on the Nissan DPi of Johannes van Overbeek and Pipo Derani, at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Racing action at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

JDC-Miller Motorsports’ ORECA 07 prototype, driven by Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez, exits turn 2 during racing action at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018. John Skinner.

Technicians inspect the Acura ARX-05 DPi for Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya of Acura Team Penske, in behind the scenes activity in the Paddock area at the 2018 IMSA competition on the Belle Isle Street Circuit in Detroit, Michigan, on 2 June 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata

1 Comment on "Photos: On And Off Track Action At Detroit Grand Prix"

  1. Great pics Ian…especially the Tony Kanaan shot in the #14 Chevy on turn 8. Somebody has some serious photography skillz ~

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