The Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports recovered well from a tough qualifying on Saturday to have an extremely strong race in Canada on Sunday.

Hinch started his home race, the Honda Indy Toronto from 14th place and carved his way through the field using a two stop strategy to his advantage to come home in sixth place.

Speaking following the race he said:

“Obviously, the tire strategies across the board were pretty identical. The fuel strategy was pretty identical. There were no yellows to close the gaps and give us a chance on restarts. So, from starting 14th, picking up eight spots to finish sixth is a pretty solid day. The Arrow car was really strong and the guys were good in the pits. We had to save a little more fuel at the end there than other guys, so I didn’t have enough to attack (Felix) Rosenqvist there, but honestly, from where we started, to how the day played out, I think we can be pretty proud of that.”

Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda endured a tough race as he was involved in the first corner incident with Will Power and several other drivers and as a result had to make an early stop and finished the race where he started in 20th place.

Speaking following the race he said:

Today was probably one of my better races of the year, to be honest, even though the result is obviously very disappointing and not where we want to be. I had a good start, passed one or two cars on the first lap and then there was an incident in Turn 8. I managed to avoid it and stop, and I was about to turn around when someone came and hit me, which broke the suspension in the rear. The Arrow guys did a great job to fix the car. Obviously, we lost a lot of laps, so it was a tough race from then on, but after that, the pace we showed was great; we were the fastest car for nearly the whole race and set the fastest lap. I think that shows the potential we had. We just need to keep believing in what we’re doing, keep working hard, put together a weekend and we’ll be right up there fighting for podiums and wins again.”

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