The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season is fast approaching and with that in mind Andretti Autosport have one seat available for the new season with team owner Michael Andretti keen to see James Hinchcliffe return to a full-time seat next season after the Canadian lost his drive with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at the end of the 2019 season too late to get a full-time drive for the 2020 season.
The Mayor of HinchTown managed to complete a partial schedule for the 2020 season with Andretti Autosport having competed in three races initially for the team in the No.29 Genesys Honda before switching to the No.26 Gainbridge for the final few races of the season following the departure of Zach Veach.from the team.
Himch has plenty of experience having claimed on pole position which came for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade in 2016 and has four NTT IndyCar Series wins to date.
Hinch knows the Andretti Autosport team having previously worked with the team from 2012 – 2014 and again for six races in 2020. Andretti Autosport owner Michael Andretti says he will work to help get Hinch back on the grid for 2021 however in recent months this has gone quiet.
Andretti have four drivers confirmed for 2021 with Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter Reay, Marco Andretti and Colton Herta and Paddock Eye understands that James Hinchcliffe will be in a fifth Andretti car full-time next season starting with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in ten weeks where he took victory in 2013 for Andretti Autosport.