Schmidt Peterson Motorsports head into the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season off the back of an extremely impressive 2016 season and will be hoping to carry that momentum forward into the new season.

Schmidt Peterson are one of only a handful of teams who have gone with continuity for the season ahead with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin remaining.

Hinchcliffe goes into his third season with the team having replaced Simon Pagenaud ahead of the 2015 season, that year the Mayor of HinchTown took victory in only his second race for the team in New Orleans.

Hinchcliffe came back from injury in 2016, scoring three podium finishes at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the Honda Indy Toronto and the Firestone 600.

Hinchcliffe also secured his first ever Verizon P1 Award on his return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Mikhail Aleshin was also incredibly quick last year claiming his first Verizon P1 Award at Pocono Raceway and scored his first top finish in the series finishing the race in second place.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsport have shown that they can fight at the front with the likes of Penske and Ganassi and this year will be no different. Bring on the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which is just 69 days away.

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