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.