James Hinchcliffe has announced that he will run in this year’s Indianapolis 500 with backing from a Californian tech company, but has not named the team he will race for.
Hinchcliffe will make his 2020 Indianapolis 500 bid with the backing of tech firm Genesys, but has not revealed which team he will be driving for – having been ousted by McLaren SP late last season in favour of Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew.
Given his long-term relationship with Honda, Rahal Letterman Lanigan is seen as the most likely destination for the Canadian, with Chip Ganassi Racing and Dale Coyne Racing also possibilities.
A full-time return isn’t expected for Hinchcliffe this year, although he is understood to be keen to race in Toronto as well as Indianapolis. Other races could also be a possibility.
“Hinchcliffe brings an incredible level of skill and charisma to IndyCar, not to mention his genuine empathy for other teams and drivers,” Genesys CEO Tony Bates said.
“These very attributes are critical for organizations as they establish trust and loyalty with their most important asset: their customers. And, that’s what makes Hinchcliffe the perfect person to represent our company.
“We are thrilled to align ourselves with this talented driver and a sport that gives hundreds of thousands of people an experience like no other each and every May.”