Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Indianapolis 500 P1 Award winner James Hinchcliffe has told Paddock Eye that having a three car team for the Indianapolis 500 is advantage when it comes to the race as he said that the three cars were running together on track during practice on Monday.
Hinch also said that it is defiantly an advantage because having previously driven for a big team like Andretti Autosport sometimes there can be an information overload but that a smaller team tend to group together. Paddock Eye also asked Hinch about having Oriol Servia as a team mate at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the month of May and he said that it is great as he had been team mate’s with him before and he sees the Spaniard as a mentor.
When asked about the improvements made by Honda, the Mayor of HinchTown said that he was happy to see the progress made by the manufacturer and he is hopeful that the No.5 Arrow car will be right up there in the race on Sunday.
All three of the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports cars will start Sunday’s race in the top ten with Hinch leading the field from pole while Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 Honda will start the race from 7th place. Oriol Servia will start the race from 10th place. The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil take place on Sunday with the green flag set to drop at 12.12.