Petro-Canada confirmed on Tuesday that they have renewed their partnership with Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe and his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team into the 2017 season.
The renewed partnership will see increased branding on Hinchcliffe’s No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda as well as on Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team assets. Speaking about the extended agreement, Howard McIntyre vice president of lubricants Suncor commented by saying:
We are very excited to announce our renewed partnership with James and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. His and the team’s performance throughout the last racing season clearly demonstrated our shared values – technology, innovation and dedication are the cornerstones of Petro-Canada Lubricants and perfectly align with their approach to racing. Couple this with our shared Canadian roots and our partnership makes absolute sense. We look forward to seeing what 2017 brings for James, as well as the team, and we wish them the very best of luck on the track.
Hinchcliffe, who is the Mayor of HinchTown a fictional on-line town for his fans, took his first Verizon IndyCar Series P1 Award at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 last year commented by saying:
From the outset last year, one of the drivers behind my partnership with Petro-Canada Lubricants was being able to proudly represent a Canadian company which has a unique reach across North America. “It showed me that Petro-Canada Lubricants shares my ambitions to exceed expectations, break barriers and set new bars for excellence. Petro-Canada Lubricants’ motto is ‘beyond today’s standards’ and that is a mantra I really subscribe to.” I hope that our new deal represents the next step in the evolution of our relationship and look forward to building on this and growing together in the years to come.
The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series gets underway from March 10-12 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, for information and to purchase tickets visit – http://gpstpete.com/