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Hinchcliffe: Full-time return “was the only option”

James Hinchcliffe says he never had doubts over his IndyCar future despite starting last year with just three races guaranteed.

Hinchcliffe to run Capstone sponsorship in six races

Capstone Turbine Corporation will return to Andretti Autosport-Honda in 2021 as primary sponsor for James Hinchcliffe at six of the seven races in which he isn’t sponsored by Genesys.

Hinchcliffe: Andretti team will be fast from start of season

James Hinchcliffe believes that in 2021 Andretti Autosport-Honda can avoid the struggles that plagued it at the start of last IndyCar season, and instead can run as competitively as it did in the final rounds of 2020.

Hinchcliffe makes full-time return to IndyCar with Andretti

Six-time IndyCar race-winner James Hinchcliffe will become a full-time Andretti Autosport-Honda driver in 2021, as Genesys steps up its commitment to the popular Canadian racer.

Stat attack – the final IndyCar driver standings for 2020

Scott Dixon won his sixth IndyCar championship ahead of Josef Newgarden who matched him on win count but fell short on points. Here’s how the final standings played out.

Andretti Autosport drivers stunned by disasters in St. Pete

The Andretti Autosport-Honda team’s drivers were left shocked by the run of misfortune and mistakes that cost them several winning chances in the GP of St. Petersburg.

No conclusion yet on the aeroscreen’s effect on drafting at IMS

Neither today’s Indy 500 practice pacesetter James Hinchcliffe nor 2008 IMS winner Scott Dixon believe any firm verdict can yet be reached on how the aeroscreen will affect the racing at Indy – except that the leader of any given pack will remain a “sitting duck”.

Teams can still use “creative” strategies at Texas

James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Ed Carpenter believe that the unknowns in Saturday’s NTT IndyCar season-opener at Texas Motor Speedway will still cause a variety of strategies, despite tire stint length being reduced to 35 laps.

Andretti Autosport ready for new look, same challenge at Texas

Rob Edwards, Andretti Autosport CEO, says the team is excited to be getting back to work as new guidelines tweak the format of the first NTT IndyCar Series round of 2020.

Hinchcliffe joins NBC Sports for IndyCar, NASCAR, IMSA coverage

James Hinchcliffe will serve as an analyst for NBC Sports’ coverage of IndyCar, Indy Lights, IMSA and NASCAR in 2020, making his on-air debut for the NTT IndyCar Series season-opener at St. Petersburg.

Hinchcliffe preparing “as if I’m going to be racing in St. Pete”

James Hinchcliffe says that the enforced switch to a part-time program for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series hasn’t altered his physical preparations, as he appears set to make his season debut in May.

Hinchcliffe rejoins Andretti Autosport for Indy 500 and more

James Hinchcliffe will pilot a sixth Andretti Autosport-Honda in at least three rounds of the NTT IndyCar Series this season, including the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500.

IndyCar 2020 hot topics: Can Genesys be Hinchcliffe’s savior?

Analysis of the big IndyCar questions of 2020 continues with the subject of James Hinchcliffe who lost his ride last fall, but may have struck gold with a sponsor that can help him land a dream drive. The Canadian star explains the situation.

Top Stories of 2019, #19: IndyCar's changing of the guard

Motorsport.com continues its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing with the surprising spate of established IndyCar drivers – James Hinchcliffe, Spencer Pigot, Sebastien Bourdais – losing their rides amid a wave of new talent arriving.

Hinchcliffe, Palou and Sette Camara on Coyne shortlist

Dale Coyne has confirmed that James Hinchcliffe is on his shortlist of drivers to take the IndyCar seat vacated by Sebastien Bourdais, but said that F2 ace Sergio Sette Camara and Super Formula race winner Alex Palou are also in the running.

Brown explains change of heart over Hinchcliffe

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says that Arrow McLaren SP had intended to run incumbent James Hinchcliffe in 2020 but that all stake-holders decided to take a “long-range view” and went for Oliver Askew and Patricio O’Ward.

Hinchcliffe aiming to “salvage full 2020 IndyCar campaign”

A “shocked” James Hinchcliffe says he’s still hoping to land a full-time seat in the NTT IndyCar Series, after losing his ride with the Arrow McLaren SP team.

Schmidt: “Gut-wrenching decision” to let Hinchcliffe go

Team co-owner Sam Schmidt says it was painful to replace James Hinchcliffe in the reconstituted Arrow McLaren SP team, but that he has “every faith” that the Canadian star will find a full-time ride for 2020.

Arrow McLaren SP confirms O’Ward, Askew as Hinchcliffe exits

Popular IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe is out of a ride for 2020 as the newly branded Arrow McLaren SP has signed 2018 Indy Lights champion Patricio O’Ward and reigning Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew for next season.

Bathurst 1000: Hinchcliffe hits the wall as practice continues

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe got his first taste of the Mount Panorama concrete in the sixth practice session for the 2019 Bathurst 1000.

IndyCar stars positive despite challenging Bathurst baptism

IndyCar regulars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe are "chipping away" at the daunting Mount Panorama circuit, after ending Thursday practice for the Bathurst 1000 at the foot of the times.

Hinchcliffe happy with brief Supercars 'refresher'

James Hinchliffe was satisfied with his 10-lap 'refresher' in a Supercar on Tuesday, despite the brief run being interrupted by an off-track excursion.

Rossi surprised by quick Supercars transition

IndyCar star Alexander Rossi has surprised himself with a quick transition to Supercars, following his first run in the Walkinshaw Andretti United Bathurst entry at Winton.

Promoted: Schmidt on Arrow SPM’s progress in 2019

There were times this year when it seemed as is if Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ big-rigs must have run over the black cats that crossed their path. But at the end of it all, Sam Schmidt tells David Malsher that the team is in a better place now to make the next step toward vying for championships.

Covers come off Rossi/Hinchcliffe Bathurst 1000 entry

The covers have come off the Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden that Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe will race at this year's Bathurst 1000.

Hinchcliffe staying with Arrow McLaren SP for 2020

James Hinchcliffe will remain with the Sam Schmidt-Ric Peterson owned IndyCar team he has made his home since 2015, despite the team’s switch to Chevrolet power for 2020 and his own ties with Honda.

Promoted: Hinchcliffe stars for Arrow SPM at Gateway Gateway
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Promoted: Hinchcliffe stars for Arrow SPM at Gateway

A rookie test for Marcus Ericsson at World Wide Technology Raceway proved crucial to Arrow SPM teammate James Hinchcliffe playing a starring role in the race. Hinch’s race engineer Will Anderson explains to David Malsher how this perfect example of teamwork paid off, even if misfortune again prevented a strong result.

Promoted: Arrow SPM digging deep to overcome bad luck
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Promoted: Arrow SPM digging deep to overcome bad luck

Fate again dealt Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports some low cards last weekend at Pocono, but James Hinchcliffe and Marcus Ericsson remain positive about their performances – and their prospects for this weekend’s IndyCar race. David Malsher reports.

IndyCar stars' Bathurst wildcard "a big deal" for Supercars

Having IndyCar stars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe compete in the Bathurst 1000 as wildcard entrants is a “big deal” for Supercars, according to Ryan Walkinshaw.

Rossi, Hinchcliffe join Bathurst 1000 field

IndyCar stars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe will race a Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden at the 2019 Bathurst 1000.

Alonso would be “immensely successful” in IndyCar, says Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown remains of the view that while Fernando Alonso's desire for Indianapolis 500 glory remains intact, he’s shown no interest in competing in the full NTT IndyCar Series season.

SPM intends to fulfill Hinchcliffe’s contract through 2020

Sam Schmidt says that he hopes James Hinchcliffe will remain with the squad as it evolves into the Chevrolet-powered Arrow McLaren Racing SP, despite his strong ties with Honda Canada.

Promoted: The dark art of IndyCar strategy

Any racecar driver will tell you there is an infinitesimally fine line between hero and zero, when the car is teetering on the edge of adhesion. For an IndyCar team’s raceday strategist, the margins can be even tighter than that, as Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ managing director Taylor Kiel explains to David Malsher.

Promoted: Arrow SPM finds the dark cloud’s silver lining Mid-Ohio
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Promoted: Arrow SPM finds the dark cloud’s silver lining

A wayward rival knocked both Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports cars out of contention on the opening lap of the IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio, but even behind the cloud of gloom emerged some rays of light, as David Malsher explains.

Promoted: How Hinchcliffe put Arrow SPM on the Iowa podium Iowa
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Promoted: How Hinchcliffe put Arrow SPM on the Iowa podium

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe earned a hard-fought third-place finish on IndyCar’s highly demanding and shortest oval, Iowa Speedway, and proved that without bad luck, this team can get the results promised by its pace. David Malsher reports.

Hinchcliffe: “Shocking” that Iowa was first podium of 2019

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport-Honda driver James Hinchcliffe has admitted that it’s shocking to consider that it took until the 12th round of the NTT IndyCar Series season to land a top-three finish.

Promoted: Weekend of pleasure, pain and pride for Arrow SPM Toronto
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Promoted: Weekend of pleasure, pain and pride for Arrow SPM

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe, Marcus Ericsson and Robert Wickens all took turns in the spotlight at Honda Indy Toronto, and each of them had a special memory to take home. David Malsher reports.

Figuring out Firestone’s IndyCar tires with Arrow SPM
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Figuring out Firestone’s IndyCar tires with Arrow SPM

The quest for a perfect IndyCar setup often starts with understanding the Firestone tires. Marcus Ericsson’s Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ race engineer Blair Perschbacher explains the complexities to David Malsher – and it begins with the fact that there’s no substitute for on-track experience…

Arrow SPM gains validation at Road America Road America
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Arrow SPM gains validation at Road America

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is one of many teams that left the Road America race frustrated, but in a good way – the black-and-gold cars had the pace to be fighting for podium finishes. David Malsher reports.

Texas done, Arrow SPM sets targets for second half of season
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Texas done, Arrow SPM sets targets for second half of season

With the Texas Motor Speedway race in the books and the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team having received another couple of adrenaline shots from its performance there, team technical director Todd Malloy assesses the race in the Lone Star state and the season so far, and sets near-term targets. By David Malsher.

A crazy IndyCar schedule and Arrow SPM's hyper-quick turnarounds
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A crazy IndyCar schedule and Arrow SPM's hyper-quick turnarounds

From the IndyCar GP on the IMS road course to Indy 500 practice and qualifying, to Indy 500 race, to two street races in Detroit, to Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval – all in the space of a month. Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ competition director Billy Vincent explains how he and the crew keep answering the bell. David Malsher reports.

Ericsson’s first podium signals a turning point for Arrow SPM Detroit
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Ericsson’s first podium signals a turning point for Arrow SPM

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ 2019 IndyCar season had seen too many good runs ruined by fate and circumstances. The double-header at Detroit, with a runner-up finish from rookie Marcus Ericsson, saw the team’s potential start to be realized. David Malsher reports.

Satisfaction and frustration at Indy for Arrow SPM Indy 500
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Satisfaction and frustration at Indy for Arrow SPM

Fate wasn’t always smiling on the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers in the Indianapolis 500, but there were some highly promising aspects to the team’s race, as David Malsher explains.

Indy 500 drama and dealing with it the Arrow SPM way Indy 500
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Indy 500 drama and dealing with it the Arrow SPM way

How did Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports ensure it overcame the setback of James Hinchcliffe’s accident in qualifying last Saturday? With slick organization and determination, as competition director Billy Vincent explains to David Malsher.

Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 5 – IndyCar Grand Prix

There were high points for everyone involved in the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports program on the Indianapolis road course last weekend, and it was Jack Harvey in the AutoNation/SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM machine who made the big impression with his first podium, writes David Malsher.

Challenges and conundrums on Indy’s road course

The IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course is entering only its sixth year, but the track possesses a unique blend of demands and considerations that present a huge challenge, as Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe explains to David Malsher.

Hinchcliffe on the magic and mysteries of Indy

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ established star James Hinchcliffe has gone through almost every possible emotion at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He’s therefore in the perfect position to explain why this temple of speed is so special. David Malsher reports.

What Wickens (and Hinch) can teach Ericsson about ovals

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ rookie Marcus Ericsson got his first taste of ovals last week with a test at Texas Motor Speedway, and afterward thanked teammates Robert Wickens and James Hinchcliffe for their help and guidance. So what did Wickens tell him about the art of dealing with The Big Left Turn? David Malsher found out.

Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 4 – Long Beach Long Beach
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Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 4 – Long Beach

An artificially low qualifying position at the 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach gave Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports a tough job last Sunday, but it responded with commitment and smart thinking. James Hinchcliffe’s race engineer Will Anderson explained to David Malsher the Arrow SPM mindset.

Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 3 – Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham
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Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 3 – Birmingham, Alabama

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park saw Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports turn potential into points, and demonstrated the strengths of both drivers and the team. David Malsher reports.

Barber IndyCar: Hinchcliffe leads Herta in second practice

James Hinchcliffe delivered fastest time on alternate Firestone tires with the first sub-69sec lap of Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, with Circuit of The Americas winner Colton Herta in second.

Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 2 – COTA, Texas Austin
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Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 2 – COTA, Texas

The IndyCar Classic, the inaugural IndyCar race at Circuit of The Americas, brought both frustration and promise for the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda team. Managing director Taylor Kiel downloaded his post-race thoughts to David Malsher.

How to tackle a new IndyCar track – the race engineer perspective

Learning a 20-turn track is challenging for racecar drivers, but spare a thought for those who have to make their cars fast through all those corners. Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports race engineers Blair Perschbacher and Will Anderson explain to David Malsher how they prepared for this weekend’s race at Circuit of The Americas.

Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 1 – St. Petersburg St. Pete
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Arrow Schmidt Peterson race report, Round 1 – St. Petersburg

Promoted: Although the result of the NTT IndyCar Series’ season-opening round wasn’t what the team craved, the potential shown and the ability to deal with imperfect circumstances provided hope for James Hinchcliffe, Marcus Ericsson and the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team.

Schmidt: “I’ve never been so excited ahead of an IndyCar season”

The new branding of Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports signifies a hefty investment by the SPM-Honda team’s principal sponsor, and team co-owner Sam Schmidt says it’s already having a positive effect throughout the team. He spoke to David Malsher.

IndyCar’s big questions of 2019

As the NTT IndyCar Series gathers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the first large group test of 2019, David Malsher looks at some of the main topics to watch in the season ahead.

Ericsson: Winning IndyCar race in 2019 is "realistic"

Ex-Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson believes winning a race in his rookie IndyCar season is a realistic goal due to the strength of the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team and his compatibility with teammate James Hinchcliffe.

Hinchcliffe: We were strong in 2018, now we’re even better

James Hinchcliffe is bullishly confident about Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ chances ahead of the 2019 season, believing work over the last nine months will allow them to threaten IndyCar’s top three teams.

Schmidt: Arrow deal allows SPM to create IndyCar ‘Big Four’

Sam Schmidt says that Arrow expanding its involvement in Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to become a full partner will help it get on terms with elite IndyCar squads Team Penske, Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport.

Arrow backs Hinchcliffe and Ericsson, extends SPM deal

Arrow Electronics has extended and expanded its investment in the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar team to provide principal sponsorship for both James Hinchcliffe and ex-F1 driver Marcus Ericsson.