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Gade joins SPM as lead race engineer

Le Mans-winning race engineer Leena Gade has been signed by Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Briton will oversee the No. 5 Honda driven by James Hinchcliffe, and she replaces Allan McDonald, who went to work for the rival Ed Carpenter Racing outfit.“I’m really honored that I’ve got a chance to come across and work in IndyCar,” said Gade, who was recruited by SPM general manager Piers Phillips.“When I was a kid, I used to watch IndyCar, especially when Nigel Mansell first came over, and I followed it quite a lot. During my sports car days, it was a little less so, until I had friends come across to the US to work in it like Piers. I’m quite honored to be given the chance. It is...
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