James Hinchcliffe is ready to go racing once again. While his rivals have had a break from the Verizon IndyCar Series, the mayor of Hinchtown has been recovering from the life threatening injuries following the accident that nearly killed him at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year.
The Canadian had undergo emergency surgery and an emergency transfusion at the scene of the accident however he has now fully recovered and with testing complete is all set to return to racing next weekend with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at St Petersburg.
When Paddock Eye caught up with Hinchcliffe at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto last month he was excited to get back to work having previously been back in the car for the first time at Road America in September.
Heading into the 2016 season the mayor has to be one of the front runners along with Scott Dixon, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power to name but a few who could be in the running for this years championship.
Hinch has a new team mate for 2016 with Russian driver Mikhail Aleshin joining the team for the full Verizon IndyCar Series season.