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James Hinchcliffe – Press Kit – Bio

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James Hinchcliffe Bio

Born: December 5, 1986

Age: 29

Birthplace/Hometown: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Residence: Indianapolis, IN

Nationality: Canadian

Website: Hinchtown.com

Twitter: @hinchtown

Instagram: @hinchtown

Facebook: Facebook.com/hinchtown

Series: Verizon IndyCar

Car no: 5

Drives for: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (since 2015)

Primary #5 Team Sponsor: Arrow Electronics

Personal Sponsors: Honda Canada, Petro Canada Lubricants Inc, Spyder

 

Year-by-Year

2016 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Updated March 16th 2016 – 1 of 16 races completed – next race April 2nd, 2016 – Phoenix International Raceway

1 races / 0 win / 0 poles / 0 top 5 / 0 top 10 / 0 laps lead / 1 races completed (RAF)

2015    Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, 1 win (Grand Prix of Louisiana)

5 races / 1 win / 0 poles / 1 top 5 / 2 top 10 / 20 laps lead / 5 races completed (RAF)

James subsequently suffered a significant season-ending injury in practice for the Indy 500

 

2014    Andretti Autosport, 0 wins, 8 top10s (4 top 5s)

18 races / 0 win / 0 poles / 4 top 5 / 8 top 10 / 75 laps lead / 15 races completed (RAF)

 

2013    Andretti Autosport, 3 wins (St.Petersburg, Sao Paulo, Milwaukee)

19 races / 3 win / 0 poles / 6 top 5 / 11 top 10 / 264 laps lead / 15 races completed (RAF)

 

2012    Andretti Autosport, 8th overall, Best Finish 3rd, (Long Beach, Milwaukee)

15 races / 0 win / 0 poles / 5 top 5 / 8 top 10 / 39 laps lead / 11 races completed (RAF)

 

2011    Newman-Haas, 12th overall, Best Finish 4th (Long Beach, New Hampshire, Kentucky)

16 races / 0 win / 0 poles / 3 top 5 / 7 top 10 / 26 laps lead / 13 races completed (RAF)

 

2010    Firestone Indy Lights Series – Runner-Up, 3 wins, 8 podiums, 4 poles

 

2009    Firestone Indy Lights Series – 5th overall, 5 podiums

 

2008    Atlantic Championship – 4th overall, 1 win, 4 podiums, 2 poles

 

2007-08 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport with A1 Team Canada, competed in 3 rounds

 

2007    Champ Car Atlantic Championship – 4th overall, 5 podiums, 3 poles

 

2006-07             A1GP World Cup of Motorsport with A1 Team Canada – 1 podium, 7 top 10                        Competed in 7 of 11 rounds – Canada finishing 11th overall

 

2006    Champ Car Atlantic Championship – 10th overall, 1 win, 3 podiums, 1 pole

 

2005    Star Mazda Series – 3rd overall, 3 wins and 3 poles

 

2004    Formula BMW USA Championship – 2nd overall, 3 wins, 4 poles, 10 podiums

 

2003    Bridgestone Racing Academy F2000 Series – 3rd overall, 5 wins, 10 podiums

 

2002    Completed 4-day Performance Driving School at the Bridgestone Academy Bridgestone

Toronto Star Wheels F2000 Pro Series, 1 start, 1 win, 1 pole

Karting – TKC Jr. Rotax Class Champion, 7 wins in 7 starts

Karting – TKC Winter Series Champion / Canada Cup Champion, Jr. Rotax

 

1998–2001 Karting – Multiple Wins

 

 

Accolades

 

2012      IndyCar – Won the ‘Fan Favorite Award’

 

2011      IndyCar – Won ‘Rookie of the Year’

IndyCar – Won the ‘Tony Renna Rising Star Award’

 

2010      Firestone Indy Lights Series – Won the ‘Greg Moore Legacy Award’

 

2007      Champ Car Atlantic Championship – Won the ‘Gilles Villeneuve Award’

 

2005      Star Maxda Series – 2nd Overall in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ title

 

2004      Formula BMW USA Championship – Won ‘Rookie of the Year’ / Won Formula BMW USA Scholarship

 

 

 

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