RaceSchool.com Podcast James Hinchcliffe Interview

JamesHinchcliffe-wave-crop James Hinchcliffe waves to thefans before the start of the 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Will it be remembered as his last NTT IndyCar Series start?

James Hinchcliffe, aka the “Mayor of Hinchtown” has checked off many of the boxes of being one of the top drivers in the NTT IndyCar Series. He’s a multi-time winner and pole-sitter in addition to big performances like winning the pole for the Indianapolis 500 one year after almost losing his life in a horrific shuntthereand winning the crown jewel of street courses at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Additionally, he also finished second in the “Dancing With The Stars” TV show. His easy-going personality doesn’t diminish the fire in his belly for success. In this interview, Hinchcliffe opens up about how he prepares for racingboth physically andmentally and also how the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit gets him pumped up.

Note:James Hinchcliffe raced for Andretti Autosport at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. It was announced after the race that he (along with his teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay) wouldn’t be returning to theteamfor 2022.

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His Capstone Green Energy car is right at home amongst the fountain and greenery of the circuit near the Aquarium of the Pacific.

His Capstone Green Energy car is right at home amongst the fountain and greenery of the circuit near the Aquarium of the Pacific.

James Hinchcliffe started the2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beachin 7thafter turning the 3rdquickest time in practice. Here he leads Alex Palou who would go on to finish 4th while Hinchcliffe would have to settle for 14th.

James Hinchcliffe started the2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beachin 7thafter turning the 3rdquickest time in practice. Here he leads Alex Palou who would go on to finish 4th while Hinchcliffe would have to settle for 14th.

Near the end of the Grand Prix, you can see all of the rubber tire marks especially on the front wings. Not the finish or season Hinchcliffe was hoping for, the big question now is where he’ll land for 2022.

Near the end of the Grand Prix, you can see all of the rubber tire marks especially on the front wings. Not the finish or season Hinchcliffe was hoping for, the big question now is where he’ll land for 2022.

In a tribute to his racing idol Greg Moore, Hinchcliffe has #REDGLOVESRULEonhis racing gloves. Here he’s sitting in the pits duringthe Sunday morning warm-up.

In a tribute to his racing idol Greg Moore, Hinchcliffe has #REDGLOVESRULEonhis racing gloves. Here he’s sitting in the pits duringthe Sunday morning warm-up.

Interview and photos by Larry Mason.

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