USA - UNITED STATES
DETROIT, BELLE ISLE PARK
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description For several years there were rumors about the move of Detroit F.1 GP from usual track around Reinassance Center to Belle Isle. This really occurred in 1992, few years after the race changed from F.1 to Cart. Last event had been in 2001 and the circuit seemed to be only a memoty; on the contrary on September 2nd 2007 Indycar will have its first event here.
Location Belle Isle, Detroit
MI - Michigan - Midwest
Location On Belle Isle on Detroit River, 8 km - 5 mi away from Detroit
Latitude - Longitude + 42°20'12"     - 82°59'36"
42.336667     -82.993333
UTM Coordinates X = 335786.797  -  Y = 4689081.302  -  Zone 17T
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL 175 m - 574 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (United States) World Motor Racing Circuits: A Spectator’s Guide (page 40)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) Italian Autosprint 17/1985 (page 24)Dal 1986 ospiterà la F.1
(3) Italian Autosprint 28/1985 (page 19)Primo progetto
(4) Italian Autosprint 25/1988 (page 17)
(5) Italian Autosprint 39/1991 (page 77)Pronta la nuova pista per la F.Cart 1992
(6) English (United States) detroit.freenet.org/grandprix/1995Official website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Detroit, Belle Isle Park
Description Proposal dated summer 1985; it should have been used for Detroit F.1 GP 1986
Years 1985
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 1st 2007
Info last update June 1985
Designer  
Distinctive points Loiter Way - Picnic Way - The Strand - Sunset Drive - Casino Way - Muse Road

Detroit, Belle Isle Park
Description  
Years 1988
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page August 6th 2002
Info last update June 1988
Designer  
Distinctive points Loiter Way - Picnic Way - Central Avenue - Inselruhe Avenue - Loiter Way - Picnic Way - The Strand - Sunset Drive - Casino Way - Muse Road
length 4240  m 13911  ft 2.635  mi   (4)

Detroit, Belle Isle Park
Description This layout was used by Cart for 6 yearsm the the circuit has been extended. On September 2nd 2007 Indycar will have its first race at Belle Isle using this track layout.
Years 1992÷1997, 2007÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration June 7th 1992
Closing  
Last update of this page May 22nd 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Sunset Drive - Casino Way - Muse Road - Loiter Way - Picnic Way - The Strand - Fountain Drive - The Strand
length 3380  m 11088  ft 2.1  mi   (6)

Detroit, Belle Isle Park
Description  
Years 1998÷2001
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration June 7th 1998
Closing June 17th 2001
Last update of this page May 7th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Sunset Drive - Casino Way - Central Avenue - Loiter Way - Picnic Way - The Strand - Fountain Drive - The Strand

1985 proposal

1985 proposal

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

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1988 proposal

1988 proposal

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Belle Isle Park 1992÷1997 and 2007÷...

Belle Isle Park 1992÷1997 and 2007÷...

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth
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(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Belle Isle Park 1998÷2001

Belle Isle Park 1998÷2001

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 22nd 2007     Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi Stephan Zeidler Update Description with map
May 19th 2007       Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Map
February 1st 2007   1985 Guido de Carli        
November 9th 2005     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
May 7th 2003   1992÷1997, 2007÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 3rd 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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