Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda endured a difficult day at the office during the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen on Sunday.
The Mayor of HinchTown was forced to retire from the race with a gearbox issue and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
About Lap 2 I started having problems getting into fourth gear; it would kind of rev off the limiter, it would skip the gear sometimes, it would clunk in… I knew we had a little bit of a problem, and then coming out of Turn 8, shifted to third and everything messed up in the gearbox and went down to first gear, and I think did some pretty big damage to the gearbox. It’s really too bad. We didn’t have the best qualifying and wasn’t the best weekend for us, but we were confident we could pull something off in the race — good strategy, smart decisions. Tough day for the Arrow Electronics guys but we’ll bounce back in Sonoma.”