Sweeping additions to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series program have been made to bolster its two-car Honda effort.
As RACER reported in October, former Chip Ganassi Racing engineer Todd Malloy will anchor SPM’s engineering group after James Hinchcliffe’s engineer Allen McDonald departed and joined Ed Carpenter Racing. Malloy, an Indy 500 winner in 2011 with the late Dan Wheldon, will assume the role of technical director.
Championship-winning Team Penske chief mechanic Billy Vincent, who spent the latter portion of the 2017 season on Takuma Sato’s Andretti Autosport entry, has been hired, and three new crew members in Joey Curotto, Norm Hornitschek, and Chris Nash have been added.
A new appointment within SPM’s leadership team has also been made with Eric Pinkham, who will serve as VP of partner strategy.