Ericsson Has High Praise For IndyCar, Says Series Has Parts That F1 Is Missing But Being In F1 Also Brings More Pressure On Him

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that Marcus Ericsson would drive the No. 7 Honda for the team in the 2019 IndyCar Series season. Essentially, the team is bringing out a third car, the No. 6 Honda for if and when Robert Wickens is ready to return. In the interim, Ericsson will move from over five years of Formula One experience over to North America to race in the series on a full time basis next season. That in turn comes with high expectations and pressure for the Swedish…

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SPM To Bring Out Another Car For Marcus Ericsson For 2019 Season

INDIANAPOLIS – A current Formula One driver is heading towards the IndyCar Series for 2019. No, it’s not Fernando Alonso. On Tuesday, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that they have signed current Sauber F1 driver Marcus Ericsson to drive the No. 7 Honda for next year. The Kumla, Sweden native is a two-time champion (Formula BMW UK, 2007; Japanese Formula Three, 2009), and has twice claimed the Swedish Junior Racer of the Year award (2007, 2009). Ericsson also previously competed in British Formula Three, GP2 Asia, GP2 and currently has 95 starts…

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Wickens Undergoes More Surgeries, Spinal Injury Still Indeterminate

INDIANAPOLIS – Robert Wickens underwent further surgeries this past week in Indianapolis to repair fractures to his legs and hands. The Canadian driver was involved in a scary crash on Aug. 19 on Lap 6 of the ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. Wickens, 29, suffered a spinal injury and fracture, neck fracture, fractures in both legs, fractures in both hands, a right arm fracture, fractured ribs and a bruised lung. He underwent spinal surgery on Aug. 20 and further surgeries on his other injuries later on in the week.…

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Wickens Back In Indiana For Further Treatment

Robert Wickens Is “Back Home Again in Indiana” as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced on Friday morning that the Canadian driver was transported from Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest to IU Health Methodist Hospital on Thursday. Wickens, has been in the care of the Allentown, Penn hospital since his frightening crash at the Pocono Raceway on Aug. 19. 

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Carlos Munoz Named As Robert Wickens’ Replacement For Portland

Last weekend, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports decided to not race Robert Wickens’ No. 6 Honda at the Gateway Motorsports Park. That was due to a number of reasons but the main one was that it was just too soon to see that car back on the track. Six days prior to last Saturday night’s race, Wickens was involved in a frightening Lap 6 crash in the Aug. 19 ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. His car made contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay’s on the early race restart which lifted Wickens’ Lucas…

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Hinchcliffe Cleared To Race Saturday In Gateway, SPM Won’t Enter Wickens’ No. 6 Honda

INDIANAPOLIS – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will be showing up to this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Gateway Motorsports Park with just one car as the organization announced on Tuesday that they won’t be entering Robert Wickens’ No. 6 Honda. Wickens, was severely injured in a horrific crash on Lap 6 of last Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. The rookie driver underwent successful surgery on Monday night on his spine as doctors are still working on that area of his body to…

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Wickens Has Successful Spinal Surgery On Monday Night, Injuries And Future Surgeries Still Being Monitored

Robert Wickens had successful spinal surgery on Monday night as the Verizon IndyCar Series issued an update statement saying that the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver underwent surgery on Monday, Aug. 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture that was associated with a spinal cord injury that he suffered during the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 19. An MRI was done on Monday morning to determine if surgery was needed and as doctors said that the MRI that…

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Hinchcliffe Loses Potential Pole Run While Teammate Makes Fast 6 As A Result

LEXINGTON, OH – James Hinchcliffe was well on his way to a Firestone Fast Six appearance on Saturday afternoon. With just one minute to go in the second of three rounds in the Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying session at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Hinchcliffe was fastest among the 12 in that round. Unfortunately, he made a mistake and got off course in the closing seconds. As a result, he’d lose his fastest two laps and go from a guaranteed top six starting spot for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m.…

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Canadian Duo Heads Home For Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

There’s no question, the Canadian race fans are some of the most passionate motorsports fans in the world. Even if the Verizon IndyCar Series races north of the border and they don’t have any Canadian drivers in it, the home fans still show out. But, what if not one, but two drivers that hail from Canada enter this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) and what if both are on the same team? Also, what if both are from Toronto too? SPM has been closely followed this…

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SPM Duo Looking For Another Solid Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Run

I don’t think anyone is giving Schmidt Peterson Motorsports enough credit for just how good that they’ve been on ovals this season. Yes, James Hinchcliffe missed out on the Indianapolis 500 in May, but look at what he’s done on the other two ovals in 2018. Hinch, started fifth and finished sixth back in April at Phoenix. He also led 20 laps that night. In Texas, he charged from his 15th starting spot to bring his No. 5 Honda home fourth. What about his rookie teammate Robert Wickens? The Canadian…

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