Hinchcliffe cleared to drive at Indianapolis
IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe has been cleared to start driving again after suffering a concussion in the Grand Prix last Saturday.
Hinchcliffe was re-evaluated Thursday by the INDYCAR medical team. He passed the post-concussion ImPACT test, according to INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Michael Olinger.
Hinchcliffe appeared to get struck in the head by a piece of debris from another car following a restart Saturday. He pulled his car to a stop in a grassy area and was towed from the track by safety personnel. Hinchcliffe appeared to be wobbly as he tried to get out of the car, eventually sitting against the side of the car with his head in his hands.
He was taken to the track hospital on a stretcher, then transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion.
Andretti Autosport named driver E.J. Viso as his replacement in the No. 27 car as the team prepares for the Indianapolis 500.