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Sébastien Bourdais

Sébastien Bourdais

1979-02-28 (age 40)


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Bourdais pleased with fresh start at Foyt

Four-time Champ Car title winner Sebastien Bourdais says he’s impressed by his initial test with AJ Foyt Racing, despite difficult conditions at Spring Training rendering the results inconclusive.

Bourdais, Kellett to share #14 Foyt car with Kanaan

Four-time Champ Car Series champion Sebastien Bourdais and IndyCar rookie Dalton Kellett will share the #14 AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet in 2020 with Tony Kanaan.

Top Stories of 2019, #19: IndyCar's changing of the guard continues its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing with the surprising spate of established IndyCar drivers – James Hinchcliffe, Spencer Pigot, Sebastien Bourdais – losing their rides amid a wave of new talent arriving.

Bourdais joins Barbosa in JDC-Miller Cadillac in 2020

Sebastien Bourdais, who has lost his IndyCar ride with Dale Coyne Racing, will race the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R with Joao Barbosa for JDC-Miller Motorsport in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Coyne confirms Bourdais split: “It’s not what we wanted to do"

Dale Coyne Racing is due to announce later today that it has released four-time Champ Car title winner Sebastien Bourdais, following the recent collapse of a proposed sponsorship deal.

Bourdais impressed by “remarkable” IndyCar aeroscreen

IndyCar wrapped up its own trial runs of the aeroscreen with a simulated street course test at Sebring Raceway today, and Sebastien Bourdais says he was left deeply impressed by the quality of the work.

Franchitti, Bourdais not apportioning blame for Pocono wreck

Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti has avoided blaming Takuma Sato for the Lap 1 five-car shunt at Pocono Raceway that saw his current protégé and rookie Felix Rosenqvist flicked up into the fence, while Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais has endorsed Franchitti’s view.

Top Ford GT disqualified from Le Mans results

The #68 Ford GT has been deleted from the results in the American marque’s fourth and final Le Mans 24 Hours due to an apparent breach of fuel tank capacity regulations.

Rahal slams Bourdais for Indy shunt: “He obviously doesn’t get it”

Graham Rahal was left furious with Sebastien Bourdais after their collision on Lap 178 of the 200 caused a five-car wreck that brought out the red flags in the Indianapolis 500.

Bourdais: "Socialist" BoP has left Ford with no strengths

Sebastien Bourdais has hit out at a GTE Balance of Performance regime he has likened to “socialism” and feels has left the Ford GT with no strengths.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Jarvis takes pole in thrilling qualifying

Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis took pole position for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship round at Mid-Ohio, even though his car broke down on the final lap of a thrilling qualifying session, as Ford’s supersub Sebastien Bourdais snatched GTLM pole.

Hand out, Bourdais in again for Ford at Mid-Ohio

Sebastien Bourdais will again sub for the ill but recovering Joey Hand in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio, driving the Chip Ganassi Racing-run #66 Ford GT.

Bourdais, Power join Long Beach’s Motorsports Walk of Fame

NTT IndyCar Series aces Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power today become the first active racers to be inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame.

Bourdais set for double IndyCar/IMSA duty at Long Beach

Sebastien Bourdais will contest this weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Long Beach with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing alongside his IndyCar commitments.

Bourdais, Dixon concede Sato was unstoppable at Barber

Neither third-placed Sebastien Bourdais, who ran the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on a rare two-stop strategy, nor runner-up Scott Dixon believe there was any way to beat eventual winner Takuma Sato on Sunday.

Bourdais says winning as an underdog is “extra satisfying”

Sebastien Bourdais has admitted that his triumphs in the last five years of IndyCar racing have left him extremely satisfied, despite a torrent of success in his five seasons with Newman/Haas Racing.

IndyCar’s big questions of 2019

As the NTT IndyCar Series gathers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the first large group test of 2019, David Malsher looks at some of the main topics to watch in the season ahead.

Gallery: All Toro Rosso F1 cars since 2006

Red Bull took over the plucky minnow Minardi team to form its Formula 1 'junior squad' in 2006. Here are all of its cars since...

Ford’s Daytona victory loss a “kick in the teeth”

Richard Westbrook, part of the Ford GT crew that overcame a five lap deficit to lead the GT Le Mans class in the closing stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, has described missing out on the win as “really, really tough to take.”

Can Bourdais and Coyne beat IndyCar’s ‘Big Three’ in 2019?

We all know Sebastien Bourdais can boost an IndyCar team to victory lane, and Dale Coyne Racing has surrounded him with top engineering talent. But will that be enough to beat the Ganassi, Penske and Andretti teams over the long haul? David Malsher investigates.

Bourdais: IndyCar aerokit not to blame for 'difficult' oval racing

Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais says that IndyCar’s 2018 universal aerokit is not to blame for the “over the top difficult” racing on ovals this season.

Porsche: Bourdais had no right to complain about Makowiecki

Sebastien Bourdais had no right to complain about Frederic Makowiecki’s driving during their fight in the Le Mans 24 Hours, according to Porsche GT boss Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.

Tincknell on Ford vs. Porsche: “We couldn't have done any more"

Despite finishing only fourth in the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours, Harry Tincknell said he’s pleased with his and the Chip Ganassi Racing team’s performance that saw two of its cars reach the top four.

Bourdais furious at Makowiecki, Le Mans stewards

Ford driver Sebastien Bourdais says Porsche's Fred Makowiecki showed "very poor standards" in their late battle at the Le Mans 24 Hours and that it was "unacceptable" he escaped unpunished.