Toronto IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe is recovering from injuries he received in a terrifying crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week.
During May 18th practice session, the right-front suspension failed in Turn 3. An inspection revealed a rocker arm broke. The incident sent his No. 5 Honda-powered Dallara straight into the wall.
Telemetry showed that Hinchcliffe’s car was travelling at 228.607 mph when it went into the wall.
The Canadian was hospitalised for a week. He left the hospital on Tuesday with the reigning IndyCar series champion, Will Power of the Penske team pushing his wheelchair.
Unfortunately, ‘Hinch’ will not be able to compete in his home event, the Honda Indy Toronto in two weeks.