kids encyclopedia robot

James Hinchcliffe facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
James Hinchcliffe
Hinchcliffe 20120519.jpg
Hinchcliffe at the 2012 Indianapolis 500
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born December 5, 1986 (1986-12-05) (age 35)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
IndyCar Series career
93 races run over 7 years
Team(s) No. 5 (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
2017 position 13th
Best finish 8th (2012, 2013)
First race 2011 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (Barber)
Last race 2021 Honda Indy 200 (Mid-Ohio)
First win 2013 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Last win 2017 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach)
Wins Podiums Poles
5 12 1
Previous series
2009–10
2006–08
2006–07
2005
2004
Indy Lights
Atlantic Championship
A1 Grand Prix
Star Mazda Series
Formula BMW USA
Awards
2010
2011
Greg Moore Legacy Award
IndyCar Rookie of the Year
Tony Renna Rising Star Award

James Hinchcliffe (born December 5, 1986) is a Canadian race car driver currently competing in the IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Hinchcliffe started in IndyCar in 2011. He drove for the Newman/Haas team. He won rookie of the year. Later, his team stopped racing in IndyCar and he had to find a new team. For 2012, he was hired by Andretti Autosport. A year later he had a very successful year. He won three races in St. Petersburg, Brazil, and Iowa. He continued driving for Andretti. In 2015, Hinchcliffe joined Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Dancing with the Stars

On August 30, 2016, Hinchcliffe was announced as one of the celebrity contestants for season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with professional dancer Sharna Burgess. On November 22, 2016, Hinchcliffe finished in second place.

Images for kids

kids search engine
James Hinchcliffe Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.