Hinchcliffe shunts on Indy 500 qualifying run

James Hinchcliffe has crashed his Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda in the initial qualifying runs for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500.

Hinchcliffe shunts on Indy 500 qualifying run
 

The 2016 Indy polesitter who then famously failed to qualify in 2018 this time negotiated Turn 1 on his opening lap but the car appeared too high going into Turn 2 due to the crosswinds. The #5 Arrow SPM-Honda swapped ends, sending his left-side into the wall on the exit, which bounced up the rear.

The car tipped 90 degrees in the air before coming back down on its underside, with heavy left-side damage. As the AMR Safety Team swarmed over the car, the Canadian gingerly stepped from the car to huge applause from the relieved crowd.

He was checked, released and cleared to drive at the infield care center.

The Arrow SPM team is currently fitting an engine into the spare car, and Sam Schmidt told NBC Sports that he hopes to get Hinchcliffe back out today. With rain predicted for tomorrow, Schmidt is trying to avoid fighting for a place on the last row, whenever that six-car shootout can be held.

shares
comments
Alonso tops six-car final practice before qualifying

Previous article

Alonso tops six-car final practice before qualifying

Next article

Indy 500: Pigot top after first qualifying runs, Alonso struggles

Indy 500: Pigot top after first qualifying runs, Alonso struggles
Load comments

About this article

Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Drivers James Hinchcliffe
Teams Arrow McLaren SP
Author David Malsher-Lopez
Preview: Why IndyCar in 2021 is too close to call Prime

Preview: Why IndyCar in 2021 is too close to call

The fight for supremacy in the NTT IndyCar Series will be as intense as ever. David Malsher-Lopez is your guide to the main contenders and six intriguing sub-plots.

IndyCar
Apr 15, 2021
Is Arrow McLaren SP ready for IndyCar’s title fight? Prime

Is Arrow McLaren SP ready for IndyCar’s title fight?

With Patricio O'Ward and Felix Rosenqvist leading its line-up, 2021 could be the year Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet joins the IndyCar elite, writes David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Feb 21, 2021
Dale Coyne picks the Top 10 drivers in his giant-slaying team Prime

Dale Coyne picks the Top 10 drivers in his giant-slaying team

Over 37 seasons, Dale Coyne has run no fewer than 80 Indy car drivers – including himself! Ahead of his first season running Romain Grosjean, we asked Coyne to pick the best 10 drivers ever to compete for him. By David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Feb 10, 2021
Why enigmatic Marco Andretti will be missed Prime

Why enigmatic Marco Andretti will be missed

Last Friday, Marco Andretti announced he is withdrawing from fulltime IndyCar racing. David Malsher-Lopez explains how this third-gen racer was a puzzle in the car, but a straight shooter off-track.

IndyCar
Jan 19, 2021
Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon Prime

Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon

In this exclusive one-on-one interview, Roger Penske reveals the inner drive that has made him not only a hugely successful team owner and businessman but also the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. He spoke to David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Dec 28, 2020
Is the mighty McLaren M16 the greatest ever Indy car? Prime

Is the mighty McLaren M16 the greatest ever Indy car?

When founder Bruce McLaren died in June 1970, his team could have folded. Instead, his loyal band rallied to produce a string of winners - including an Indy car game-changer that won three Indy 500s in six years.

IndyCar
Dec 23, 2020
How Newgarden delivered his best season, yet still lost Prime

How Newgarden delivered his best season, yet still lost

Josef Newgarden was our pick as top IndyCar driver of 2020 but his finest season-long run of performances failed to yield the championship. David Malsher-Lopez explains why.

IndyCar
Dec 18, 2020
2020 IndyCar Review and Top 10 drivers of the year Prime

2020 IndyCar Review and Top 10 drivers of the year

David Malsher-Lopez explains how the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series was unlike any other, and why it featured familiar and unfamiliar faces competing for glory.

IndyCar
Nov 27, 2020