Following an on-track incident in Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe was checked and released that evening from Indianapolis Methodist hospital with symptoms of a concussion.
While Hinchcliffe did make an appearance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for today’s opening day, the Canadian kept the visit brief, joking around with his crew and having lunch with family. No medical evaluation was performed today and the three-time race winner returned to his Indianapolis home to rest and recuperate.
James Hinchcliffe could return to the speedway for re-evaluation as early as Tuesday, however a date for his next medical visit has not yet been set. In the meantime, the Canadian is not cleared to drive in Indy 500 practice sessions.
Venezuelan E.J. Viso took the wheel of the No. 27 machine today for a “shake down” run and will continue to practice with the team while Hinchcliffe recovers, and until a definitive decision in made in regard to the driver of the No. 27 car for the 98th Indianapolis 500.