Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda had a fantastic DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night and was looking set for a really strong result before driver error resulted in the Mayor of HinchTown hitting the brushing the wall and sliding down the track to hit the wall again.
The Canadian was quick all night and having started the race from eighth place he was running up front all night and when he was challenging Alexander Rossi that is when the incident happened.
Hinch has had his fair share of bad luck this season and will be hoping that the second half of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season brings with it stronger results as the team have shown that they have a strong race car this year with Marcus Ericsson having finished in second place in Detroit last weekend to claim his first podium in IndyCar.
For Hinch, it has been as case this season that he has just been in the wrong place at the wrong time which is an incredible shame.
Taking to Twitter following the race, Hinch said:
@SPMINDYCAR crew killed it last night. A mistake on my part cost us what should have been a strong finish. Been running with the leaders the last few weeks, but no results to show for it. Our time will come! On to Road America. @ArrowGlobal // @hondaracing_hpd
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have shown that they are resilient and have come back from some tough times before and they will again. The REV Group Grand Prix at Road America next time out should suit both James Hinchcliffe and Marcus Ericsson given the Swede’s Formula One experience.
The break will give the team the opportunity to hit the reset button after an incredibly busy month of May followed by the Detroit double header and of course last night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway and they will come back stronger and hungrier then ever.