Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe who drives the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda in the NTT IndyCar Series says that he wants to bring the city of Toronto another big win as he prepares for his home race, the Honda Indy Toronto which takes place this weekend.
The Mayor of HinchTown and his team have been extremely competitive this season but they just haven’t had luck on their side in 2019 and they will be hoping that they can head to Victory Lane this weekend in front of the Mayor’s home fans.
Hinch finished fourth here last year and was on the podium here in 2017 when he finished in third place and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
I’m obviously thrilled to be headed back to Toronto for the next race. This event made me fall in love with IndyCar when I was a kid, and getting to go back there every year is such a privilege. The No. 5 Arrow team has had great pace for several races in a row, we just need that end result to come together, and I can’t think of a better place for that to happen than Toronto. We’ve had podiums and top fives there recently, but we need to make that jump to the top step. After what the Raptors did, I want to bring another big win to the city! #WeTheNorth”
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
Toronto will be another new track for me, like pretty much all the tracks this year. I’ve done a day in the simulator – it seems like a tricky street track with a lot of bumps and tight, technical corners. I’m sure it’s going to be a big challenge, but I’m very much up for it. I feel like we have some momentum going, even though Road America maybe wasn’t the weekend we wanted result-wise. It still feels like we are going in the right direction as a team and also for me, building my experience. I’m really eager to get to Toronto and continue that form, and I really think we can mix it up with the top. We want to execute in all the sessions, have a strong qualifying and then fight at the very top in the race; I think we have what we need to do that. Really, really looking forward to it. Also, of course, it’s my teammate’s (James Hinchcliffe) home race, so that will be fun, and hopefully both the Arrow SPM cars can be right up there.