Final race of the year for the NTT IndyCar Series and we save one of the best tracks for last. The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca completes Hinchcliffe’s ninth season in the series and fifth with Arrow SPM.
“We got hit on Lap 1 which put us two laps down with a bent car. Obviously not ideal with no yellows… We didn’t get a chance to get our laps back which is unfortunate because we had fastest lap of the race, so the No. 5 Arrow car was quick but didn’t get a chance to show it today.”
“The Indy GP means the month of May is here. This month is something we look forward to all year. Since they added the Grand Prix to the start of May back in 2014, I think it’s been an awesome addition to the calendar and a great way to kickstart the month.” says Hinchcliffe.
This is one of the longest running street races on the NTT IndyCar calendar and is almost as prestigious as the Indianapolis 500. Two years ago Hinchcliffe won this event and is looking to continue the momentum they had at Barber last week for this weekend.
From when the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda machine rolled off the truck on Friday, Hinchcliffe was top of the speed charts in practice. A small mistake in qualifying on Saturday mean’t he would start the race from 4th, but being on the second row was still huge at Barber Motorsports Park, where passing is hard. What will happen in the race? Tune-In to NBCSN at 3:00pm CT to find out!
The start of 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season is getting ever closer with some testing this week at the famed WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Despite the rain cutting the first day short, Hinchcliffe felt the morning session went well.