Hinchcliffe enjoys first IndyCar test
14 December 2010 – Sebring International Raceway was the venue on Monday as James Hinchcliffe enjoyed his first ever outing in an IndyCar, with the 24-year-old Canadian running alongside Spain’s Oriol Servia in a test which was confirmed by Newman/Haas Racing earlier this month.
The two-day gathering will continue on Tuesday, with Servia also pleased as he makes his return to the cockpit after last being in action when driving to fourth place at Motegi in 2009.
“I am smiling because I haven’t been in a car in a while and it reminded my how much I love it,” said the Catalan driver.
“I’m also smiling because we were able to try a lot of big changes on the setup that we wanted answers on and got some of them despite the super cold and windy conditions and that’s good.”
“I think the first day went very well,” Hinchcliffe added. “Today’s main focus was to get comfortable in the car and get used to the faster speeds of an IndyCar. The conditions weren’t super ideal, with it being cold and windy, but I think we coped with it well and got some good miles in.
“It was a great opportunity for me to work with the engineers and start building a relationship there and to also work with Oriol, who is a great guy for me to learn from. For sure, we had a successful day, and I’m looking forward to making more progress tomorrow.”