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James Hinchcliffe

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James Hinchcliffe
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Born: 5 December 1986

A race car driver.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's James Hinchcliffe page on 31 October 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

James Hinchcliffe is a Canadian race car driver currently competing in the IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Born in Oakville, Ontario, Hinchcliffe started his open-wheel career in karting and began car racing in 2003, when he finished 3rd in Bridgestone Racing Academy F2000 series. Next year he was top rookie in Formula BMW USA, winning three races. In 2005, he raced in the Star Mazda Series, finishing 3rd overall with three wins. In 2006 he moved to the Champ Car Atlantic Series with Forsythe Racing. He won one race at Portland and scored two other podiums, but was only able to finish 10th in the overall standings. Hinchcliffe also provided commentary for the Eurosport coverage of Champ Car events during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

He then joined A1 Team Canada in A1 Grand Prix. He finished 8th in the sprint race and 13th in the feature in his first race at Zandvoort, then had a stunning weekend in Brno. He scored 2nd in the sprint race at the Czech round and led the feature for the majority of the race, but clashed with eventual winner Alex Yoong which dropped him down to 5th. He raced next at the Beijing round, finishing 4th in the sprint race and 10th in the feature race – which he could have won but for a team pitstop strategy error – and then returned after two races out at the New Zealand round, where he finished 6th in both races.

Hinchcliffe once again raced in the Champ Car Atlantic Series in 2007, this time with the Sierra Sierra team. He finished 4th in points without a win. During the season he was also a guest commentator on the international feed for Champ Car races. He returned to Forsythe Racing for the 2008 Atlantic Championship season, again finishing 4th in points but this time capturing a win in the second race of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

For the 2009 season, he competed in Indy Lights for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in their No. 7 car. Hinchcliffe finished 5th in points without a win or pole position. In the 2010 season, he signed on with the less historically-successful Team Moore Racing in their No. 2 entry. Hinchcliffe captured three wins and five more podium finishes on his way to second in the championship behind French rookie Jean-Karl Vernay who was driving the Schmidt No. 7 car.

He also served as the driver analyst for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 as regular driver analyst Davey Hamilton was competing in the race.

On August 30, 2016, he also appeared on an episode of Celebrity Family Feud featuring IndyCar drivers competing against swimsuit models. Hinchcliffe is a partner with production company Frost Marks Films out of Toronto. He maintained his podcast "The Mayor on Air with James Hinchcliffe" from 2015 through 2017, typically interviewing drivers from the IndyCar series. Currently, he and fellow Verizon Indycar Series driver Alexander Rossi host a podcast together called "Off Track".


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James Hinchcliffe's car Sonoma Raceway
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 January 2006Champ Car Media ConferenceJames Hinchcliffe
Leonardo Maia
Neil Micklewright
Richard Philippe
Andreas Wirth
25 March 2009Indy Racing League Media ConferenceScott Dixon
James Hinchcliffe
5 April 2009Firestone Indy Lights: St. Pete 100 Race 2James Hinchcliffe
Sebastian Saavedra
Junior Strous
19 April 2009Firestone Indy Lights: Long Beach 100J.R. Hildebrand
James Hinchcliffe
Richard Philippe
20 June 2009Firestone Indy Lights: Miller Lite 100James Hinchcliffe
11 July 2009Firestone Indy Lights: Toronto 100J.R. Hildebrand
James Hinchcliffe
Sebastian Saavedra
9 August 2009Firestone Indy Lights: Mid-Ohio 100James Davison
J.R. Hildebrand
James Hinchcliffe
18 April 2010Firestone Indy Lights: Grand Prix of Long BeachJames Hinchcliffe
4 July 2010Firestone Indy Lights: Corning 100James Hinchcliffe
Sebastian Saavedra
25 July 2010Firestone Indy Lights: Edmonton 100James Hinchcliffe
Martin Plowman
J.K. Vernay
22 August 2010Firestone Indy Lights: Carneros 100James Hinchcliffe
Charlie Kimball
J.K. Vernay
28 August 2010Firestone Indy Lights: Chicagoland 100James Hinchcliffe
4 September 2010Firestone Indy Lights: Drive Smart Buckle-Up Kentucky 100James HinchcliffeJ.K. Vernay
2 October 2010Firestone Indy Lights: Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka 100Wade Cunningham
James Hinchcliffe
Brandon Wagner
6 April 2011Indy Racing League Media ConferenceJames Hinchcliffe
5 July 2011Indy Racing League Media ConferenceRandy Bernard
James Hinchcliffe
Gillian Zucker
27 August 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indy Grand Prix of SonomaRyan Briscoe
Helio Castroneves
Scott Dixon
Dario Franchitti
James Hinchcliffe
Will Power
11 January 2012Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
James Hinchcliffe
7 March 2012Indy Racing League Media ConferenceJames Hinchcliffe
24 March 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Honda Grand Prix of St. PetersburgRyan Briscoe
Helio Castroneves
James Hinchcliffe
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Simon Pagenaud
Will Power
31 March 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Honda Indy Grand Prix of AlabamaHelio Castroneves
Mike Conway
Scott Dixon
J.R. Hildebrand
James Hinchcliffe
Tony Kanaan
14 April 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachRyan Briscoe
Dario Franchitti
James Hinchcliffe
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Will Power
E.J. Viso
15 April 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachSimon Pagenaud
James Hinchcliffe
18 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Marco Andretti
Ana Beatriz
James Hinchcliffe
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Sebastian Saavedra
19 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500James Hinchcliffe
Ryan Hunter-Reay
23 May 2012Indy Racing League Media ConferenceJames Hinchcliffe
16 June 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Milwaukee IndyFest presented by XYQJames Hinchcliffe
Tony Kanaan
1 September 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRTSebastien Bourdais
Mike Conway
Scott Dixon
Dario Franchitti
James Hinchcliffe
Will Power
27 Febraury 2013Indy Racing League Media ConferenceJames Hinchcliffe
Zach Veach
23 March 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Honda Grand Prix of St. PetersburgHelio Castroneves
Simona de Silvestro
James Hinchcliffe
Will Power
Takuma Sato
Tristan Vautier
24 March 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Honda Grand Prix of St. PetersburgJames Hinchcliffe
5 May 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300James Hinchcliffe
23 June 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Iowa Corn Indy 250James Hinchcliffe
2 July 2013Indy Racing League Media ConferenceJames Hinchcliffe
6 October 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of HoustonScott Dixon
James Hinchcliffe
23 March 2015Sypder Active to Sponsor James Hinchcliffe in 2015Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
12 April 2015Victory and Podium Finish for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at NOLAMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
16 April 2015MEDIA ALERT: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Media Availability on Saturday, April 18Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
26 April 2015Seventh Place Finish for Hinchcliffe While Harvey Achieves Back-to-Back Podiums at BarberMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
17 May 2015Jakes, Hinchcliffe and Daly to Start 20th, 24th, 25th for the 2015 Indy 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
8 June 2015INDYCAR Teleconference Features James HinchcliffeMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
24 September 2015James Hinchcliffe Returns to the Cockpit at Upcoming Road America TestMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
25 September 2015MEDIA ALERT: James Hinchcliffe to be awarded with 2015 Indy 500 Starters RingMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
22 May 2016James Hinchcliffe logró la pole position para las 500 Millas de Indianápolis 2016 Wikinoticias


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