Video: James Hinchcliffe crashes during IndyCar practice

  • 18/05/2015

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was left needing surgery after his car smashed into the wall – the fourth massive crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500.

Hinchcliffe's car slammed into the wall, briefly catching on fire and flipping onto its side.

The Canadian's car thankfully came to a halt on its wheels, but he suffered a left thigh injury that required surgery.

Helio Castroneves and Josef Newgarden were unhurt after serious crashes last week, while Ed Carpenter also escaped injury after flipping his car yesterday.

In an effort to reduce speed and increase downforce, the cars - which can travel at up to 230mph - must now run race-level aerodynamics and engine-boost settings during qualifying.

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