Hinch Reviews St. Pete

James Hinchcliffe

James Hinchcliffe 
No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“It’s not the finish we wanted… the Arrow car honestly had more pace than that. The first stint we were stuck behind Graham [Rahal], and we weren’t able to make up spots in that. About two-thirds of the way in the race, a banner started to come off in Turn 3, and unfortunately a part of it wrapped around our front wing. These cars are so aero-sensitive that we lost a ton of downforce and unfortunately, we got behind [Max] Chilton and he had no respect for lead lap cars… With the banner on the wing, I don’t know if we would’ve made much more positions than that so we will take it.

“I think we’ve shown our competitiveness. We obviously didn’t get where we needed in qualifying because of an issue we found after the fact. Our race pace was stronger than the end results, so we just have to go to Austin and execute every single day and every single lap of every session and hopefully we will be at the front.”


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