Sébastien Bourdais1979-02-28 (age 40)
Sebastien Bourdais has been very critical of driving standards and IndyCar race control decisions, after finishing only 13th in the Toyota GP of Long Beach.
Phoenix polesitter and St. Petersburg winner Sebastien Bourdais says he has absolute faith in his Dale Coyne Racing race engineer Craig Hampson, and is “trying not to upset my wife” by hitting a wall.
Sebastien Bourdais scored the 34th pole position of his career and Dale Coyne Racing’s first since 2013 after beating compatriot and defending Phoenix winner Simon Pagenaud by 0.4mph.
Will Power finished the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course test on top, but Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King continued to impress by preventing Team Penske domination.
Team owner Dale Coyne says his team’s latest triumph on the streets and runway at St. Petersburg was very different from the 2017 victory because this year Sebastien Bourdais’ car wasn’t even a podium contender.
St. Petersburg Grand Prix winner Sebastien Bourdais admitted he was “kind of heartbroken” for rival Robert Wickens, after snatching victory from him in the very closing stages of the IndyCar Series opener.
Sebastien Bourdais scored the 37th win of his Indy car career and his second in a row at St. Petersburg, after Alexander Rossi took a huge chance on the final restart and wiped out long-time leader Robert Wickens.
Ten IndyCar drivers will be part of the lineup for this year’s Kart4Kids event on Wednesday which will raise money for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Despite losing his seat in Chip Ganassi Racing’s reduced IndyCar lineup, Tony Kanaan will race a CGR-run Ford in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a second straight year.
Sebastien Bourdais says that the hugely reduced downforce levels of the new IndyCar aerokit has placed a huge emphasis on mastering tire usage at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway.
Four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais believes Danica Patrick will readjust to the demands of the Indy 500, not only because of the nature of the new cars but also because her roots are in open-wheel racing.
Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais, who got his initial test of the new spec Dallara aerokit yesterday at Sebring, says the car will be particularly difficult on street courses due to their increased ride height requirements.
Ex-F1 racer Felipe Nasr was quickest in the only dark session of the pre-Daytona 24 Hours ‘Roar before the Rolex 24’ test, as Fernando Alonso got his first taste of night-time prototype driving.
IndyCar ace Sebastien Bourdais in his own words describes how he dealt with the after-effects of one of the most scary Indianapolis Motor Speedway shunts in recent memory.
Getting the best out of the 2018 IndyCar will be a huge challenge, and while this should allow Sebastien Bourdais a chance to shine, he and Dale Coyne Racing engineer Craig Hampson are acutely aware of their monumental task. By David Malsher.
Team Penske-Chevrolet scored 10 victories in the 17-race 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, but remarkably there were still 10 different race winners and the finale featured four realistic title contenders. David Malsher assesses the elite.