Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have had a roller-coaster ride in 2018. It all began with the arrival of Canadian Robert Wickens from the German Touring Car Championship.
The Canadian got up to speed with the Verizon IndyCar Series extremely quickly and was soon on the pace with his veteran team mate James Hinchcliffe.
Wickens took the Verizon P1 Award in his first ever race at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
At the Grand Prix Of Phoenix, Wickens finished second while at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, James Hinchcliffe picked up his first podium of the season with a third place.
At the Grand Prix Of Indianapolis, Wickens finished in third place. It was a disappointing month of May for James Hinchcliffe as he failed to qualify for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
In the opening race of the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by Lear, Hinch finished fourth while in the second race Robert Wickens finished in sixth.
At Texas Motor Speedway, the Mayor of HinchTown finished the race in fourth place.
Road America saw Robert Wickens finish in sixth place. The Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway saw James Hinchcliffe win while Robert Wickens finished in fifth place.
The Honda Indy Toronto saw Ricky Bobby as he is affectionately known as finish the race on the podium at home in third place.
Wickens followed his Toronto result up with a second place at Mid-Ohio.
The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway saw Robert Wickens suffer a big accident where he suffered spinal injuries and will see him sit out the 2019 IndyCar Series season as he continues his rehabilitation.
James Hinchcliffe hopes that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports can build on the momentum and progress they made in 2018 in 2019 with his new team mate Marcus Ericsson who makes his debut in IndyCar next year in the No.7 Honda.
Hinch has also said that SPM is Robert Wickens’ home and that the team are keeping the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda warm for him.