James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for a full IndyCar season, an enormous restoration after the favored Canadian cobbled solely six races collectively final yr.
Hinchcliffe was blindsided in late 2019 when he was changed at Arrow McLaren SP with a yr remaining on his contract. With restricted time to discover a new job, he signed sponsor Genesys for 3 races with Andretti.
He in the end raced in six IndyCar occasions final yr and on Tuesday introduced a 10-race partnership with Genesys that will get him again right into a full-time trip. Sponsorship of the No. 29 Honda for the remaining seven races on the IndyCar schedule shall be introduced at a later date.
“This program is one thing we have been engaged on for the reason that day we signed our three-race cope with Andretti Autosport final March,” Hinchcliffe stated. “Being again fulltime has all the time been the purpose and it feels so nice to know that I shall be again on the grid and with such an incredible staff, one I’ve had numerous nice reminiscences and success with.”
Andretti Autosport can even area full-season automobiles in 2021 for Colton Herta, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi. Marco Andretti has up to now solely introduced the Indianapolis 500 on his IndyCar schedule.
Genesys is taken into account a world chief in cloud buyer expertise with a major worker presence in Indianapolis. Hinchcliffe final yr was in a position to accomplice with Genesys for 3 races that included the Indianapolis 500 as he was attempting to remain in a automobile after his abrupt firing by Arrow.
He was in a position to deliver the sponsorship to Andretti, the place Hinchcliffe spent three seasons from 2012-2014. He received three races in that stint with Andretti, in addition to a front-row beginning spot for the Indy 500.
“We’re constructing upon our large partnership with James Hinchcliffe and Andretti Autosport,” stated Genesys CEO Tony Bates. “The success now we have seen collectively goes past the deep connection Genesys has with the Indianapolis neighborhood.”