James Hinchcliffe has taken pole position for the 100th Indianapolis 500 after almost being killed at the same event last year. Hinchcliffe was lucky to survive his accident 12 months ago when a piece of suspension pierced the cockpit and severed an artery in his leg. The amount of blood he lost before reaching hospital was life threatening, so to claim pole position on his return to Indianapolis is a brilliant way to cap his recovery. It’s also a special moment for the local safety crews whose quick thinking saved his life. This great 4 minute feature covers Hinchcliffe’s long road to rehabilitation.
Practice for the Indianapolis 500 was cancelled yesterday due to rain which meant ‘Safety Truck 3’ topped the timesheets ahead of some stiff competition.
— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) May 17, 2016