The Detroit Grand Prix of 1987 was held over 63 laps of the 4 kilometre Detroit street circuit with a total race distance of 253 kilometres. The 1987 Formula 1 season was in hot contention with Aryton Senna in the lead after winning the previous race at the famous Monaco street circuit in Monte Carlo.

I’m not going to tell you who wins the race as I don’t want to spoil it for you. If you’ve got a little time spare in your Sunday schedule, grab a cup of coffee and hit play. The film above has full commentary, in all it’s retro glory, and covers the full race.

1987 Detroit F1 GP

Ben Branch Profile Picture Silodrome - Sunday Cinema: Full 1987 Detroit F1 Grand Prix
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