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James Hinchcliffe

Birth Name:
Birth Place:
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
IndyCar driver

Fast Facts

  • Began racing karts at the age of 9
  • Earned his first karting championships in 2002
  • First foray into car racing came at the Bridgestone Racing Academy in 2003
  • Briefly attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, before leaving in his second year to put his full focus on his racing career
  • Won his first Verizon IndyCar Series race in 2013 at the Honda Grand Prix of St
  • Petersburg
  • Claimed pole position for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 one year after nearly losing his life in a practice crash at the same track
  • Partnered with Indianapolis craft brewery Flat12 Bierwerks to launch his own beer



    • Jeremy Hinchcliffe--Father
    • Arlene Hinchcliffe--Mother
    • Rebecca Hinchcliffe--Sister