A native of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, James Hinchliffe will begin his eighth season of Verizon IndyCar Series competition in 2018. The Dancing With the Stars Season 23 runner-up has captured one pole position (Indianapolis 500, 2016), 14 podium finishes and five victories (St. Pete, Sao Paulo, Iowa 2013; New Orleans 2015; Long Beach 2017). The 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year and Tony Renna Rising Star Award winner is also a fan favorite and was voted IndyCar Favorite Driver of the Year in 2012. The 2018 season marks the 30-year-old’s fourth consecutive season with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Robert Wickens will be competing in his first season of Verizon IndyCar Series competition in 2018 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The 28-year-old has two championship titles under his belt (Formula BMW USA, 2006; Formula Renault 3.5, 2011), and most recently completed a six-year run in DTM where he captured six wins, 15 podium finishes and five pole positions.
Jack Harvey is a British racing driver with fifteen years racing experience, including Indy Car, two years in Indy Lights, one year in GP3, two years in British F3, two years in Formula BMW Europe and six years in karting. Jack’s racing achievements include 2012 British F3 Champion, second place in the 2014 and 2015 Indy Lights Championships, second place in the 2010 Formula BMW Europe Championship, and winning every Karting Championship he has ever entered.
Jack is part of the MSA Team UK Scheme and the BRDC. He was nominated for the 2010 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
Jay Howard is a flashy 37-year-old British racing driver and a former Firestone Indy Lights Series champion who qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 in 2011. Howard won the Firestone Indy Lights championship in 2006, an essential step into the top-level of open-wheel racing. Howard won the championship by four points, marking the closest margin in the Series’ storied history on the strength of two wins, two pole positions and seven podium finishes in 12 starts for Sam Schmidt Motorsports and Lucas Oil. In 2005, he took home the U.S. Formula Ford Zetec Championship and Rookie of the Year Honors, breaking the late and eventual Indy 500 winner Dan Weldon’s Series record, with nine wins.
Howard resides in Indianapolis with his wife Courtney, whom he married in 2011, with their one-year-old son Hudson, and their English bulldog, Arthur.