Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe driving the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda drove a fantastic race at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the weekend. The Mayor of HinchTown started the race from third place and speaking following his first podium finish of the season where the Canadian finished in third place he commented by saying:
It was great to be able to push and not have to save fuel. That yellow in the middle there kind of really helped everybody because the windows here were pretty small up to that point. We had a great car. Huge credit to everybody at Schmidt Peterson. The Arrow Electronics car was great all weekend. Missed the whole first practice. Managed to put it on the second row. Got caught up on some of the restarts there but the guys were awesome in the pits.
Hinch put his performance on Saturday down to his crew on Friday during qualifying saying:
I thank my team for helping me qualify in the second row. It is a lot easier to get a result when there aren’t too many cars in front of you, especially at the beginning of a race.
Speaking about his race alongside Charlie Kimball who finished the race in fourth place, Hinch commented by saying:
I had a great battle with Charlie, back and forth, and at any one time, it was hard to say who was going to prevail. Late in the race, Helio Castroneves was the competition. “We were way quicker than Helio but just didn’t have enough to get by him. Great result.