Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe has described the sports move to NBC Sport from the 2019 season onwards as a huge win.
Speaking to CNBC this morning about the deal and about the global appeal of the Verizon IndyCar Series the Mayor of HinchTown said:
I think one of the benefits that we have in IndyCar is the multiculturalism of the drivers, we have guys from all over the world, one of our engine manufacturers is Japanese. We are a little more global in that sense. We have partners from all over the world as well. As we expand our footprints in the states with this deal I think it does give us a good platform to expand globally as well.
Hinchcliffe said that he with all the added content that the sport will be providing with NBC Sport such as VR experiences it will help to expand the audience of the sport.