Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe who drives the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda says he is looking forward to building on the progress that the team made during Spring Training at the Circuit of the Americas last month as the NTT IndyCar Series returns to Texas this weekend for the inaugural IndyCar Claasic.
The Mayor of HinchTown kicked off his 2019 NTT IndyCar Series with a strong sixth place finish in St Pete two weeks ago and the Canadian is hoping that the team have made some more improvements that will enable them to close the gap even further to the front.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Hinch said:
I think everyone is looking forward to seeing what COTA has in store for INDYCAR. It’s such a cool facility and hopefully provides some really exciting racing. It was great getting the chance to test there last month, and I think we made good progress with the Arrow car, narrowing the gap to the front every session. Since then, I am sure we’ve found ways to turn up even better, so we’re looking to continue a strong start to the season.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend, fresh from a trip to Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix the Swede will be hoping for a strong result having retired from the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Pete.
Ericsson competed at the Circuit of The Americas in November last year for the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 team and looking ahead to the IndyCar race here this weekend, Ericsson said:
I can’t wait to get to COTA. It’s the only track on the calendar that I know from before, having raced there previously quite a few times in Formula One. It’s a track I really like – I’ve had some strong weekends there in F1 so I’m coming back with good memories. Obviously, we had the INDYCAR spring training there, which we had two good days learning the track for Arrow SPM. I think, for us, going to COTA after St. Pete, where we had a very promising race which unfortunately ended with a DNF, we are going there with high targets. We want to build on that performance and come out with a great result to kick off our season. We’re feeling confident and we’re looking forward to having a great weekend.