Tag Archive: Sébastien Bourdais

Aug 17

Bourdais cleared to return to racing

Bourdais was involved in a crash during an Indianapolis 500 qualifying

Sebastien Bourdais on trackVerizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to resume driving by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, following his recovery from injuries sustained in a crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Bourdais confident he’s ready to race after successful Mid-Ohio test…

For those on the outside, the 10 weeks it took Sebastien Bourdais to get back in an Indy car flew by

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The Dale Coyne Racing driver gets back in an Indy car for the first time since his qualifying attempt crash at the Indianapolis 500, turning more than 80 laps at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Jun 03

Sarrazin to TECHEETAH, Dillmann joins Venturi

Tom Dillmann to replace Stephane Sarrazin at Venturi for the rest of the 2016/2017 season

Formula E veteran Stephane Sarrazin has joined the TECHEETAH team for the remainder of the 2016/17 season, with Tom Dillmann taking his place at Venturi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Kanaan replaces Bourdais for 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Move over, Fernando Alonso. Someone else is going after the second leg of racing’s career triple crown.

Tony KanaanChip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was named today by CGR to replace the injured Sebastien Bourdais in one of the team’s Ford GT’s for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kanaan will be stepping into the car that Bourdais co-drove to victory at Le Mans a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

Indy 500: Scott Dixon scores Indy 500 Pole at 232.164 Mph

Bourdais medical update

Scott DixonFollowing a brief delay for track drying after morning showers, final practice and preparations got underway for Day 2 of qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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May 20

Bourdais fastest in Indy 500 ‘Fast Friday’ practice

As expected, “Fast Friday” lived up to its billing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sebastien BourdaisSpeeds crested in the final practice day prior to weekend qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, despite 2.5 hours of track time lost to midday rain. When the checkered flag waved to conclude practice, Sebastien Bourdais had the fastest lap of the day and week, at 233.116 mph. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 18

Bourdais’ shot at Florida ‘Triple Crown’ to start from Second

His stiffest competition may be from within his own team’s garage

Sebastien BourdaisAt this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Bourdais is again teaming with Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford GT that won at Daytona Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 12

Reunited and it feels so good: Bourdais wins with Coyne at St. Pete

Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon rounded out the podium

Sebastien BourdaisSix years after he last raced under the Dale Coyne Racing banner, Sebastien Bourdais strung together a near-perfect performance, driving from his last-place starting position to victory lane in today’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Top 2017 INDYCAR storylines: Sebastien Bourdais

No. 5: Sebastien Bourdais returns to Dale Coyne Racing

Sebastien BourdaisVerizon IndyCar Series drivers were asked to rank the five most interesting storylines leading into the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that opens the 2017 season on March 12. Today, we feature the first of those five. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Added engineering depth builds optimism at Dale Coyne Racing

For Sebastien Bourdais and everyone else involved in the latest stage of his career, commitment is the critical element

Dale Coyne RacingBourdais, the 37-year-old veteran of 14 years, 43 victories and four championships in various forms of motorsports, committed himself to putting together a team that believes it can win races. He took the idea to team owner Dale Coyne, who shared that belief enough to add the two engineers Bourdais wanted. The result is a fresh outlook and optimism at Dale Coyne Racing in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Bourdais and friends join Dale Coyne Racing for 2017

Two years of offseason uncertainty had Sebastien Bourdais yearning for team stability

Sebastien BourdaisDale Coyne wanted a driver who can win to boost his Verizon IndyCar Series team’s profile. Dale Coyne Racing announced today the signing of Bourdais, who is tied for sixth on the all-time Indy car victory list with 35 and drove the past three years for KVSH Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

Sainz: Toro Rosso could be as high as third in 2017

“We keep talking about this P5 in Championship, but next year, everything we said, we could well be 8th or 3rd”
2016-06-10_2991-15-16-20-0001 Carlos Sainz says if Toro Rosso continues its ‘surprise’ chassis gains and Renault can produce strong power units he feels the team could reach as high as third in the F1 world constructors’ championship with the regulations revamp causing a shake-up. Read the rest of this entry »
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Aug 07

Ford GT tops GTLM qualifying at Road America, Mueller scores first WeatherTech Championship Pole

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In its return to competition in 2016, the Ford GT has seen its share of success both in IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship competition and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 16

Frenchmen Pagenaud, Bourdais top Toronto practice sessions

A new race weekend and a slightly revised racetrack made for some new challenges for Verizon IndyCar Series teams

2016-07-15_006 As the books closed today at the Honda Indy Toronto, it became apparent that experience plays a key on the 1.786-mile street circuit.

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Jun 22

Return to Road America gets drivers’ pulses racing

“It’s my favorite racetrack in America. It’s a beautiful, natural road course that I enjoy very much” – Sebastien Bourdais

Sebastien BourdaisIf 2016 hadn’t been the scene of the 100th Indianapolis 500, the most anticipated weekend of the Verizon IndyCar Series season could easily be the June 24-26 KOHLER Grand Prix at the fast and challenging Road America. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Vettel denies Red Bull programme has negative impact

“You have to give a lot of positives for the programme”
Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull should be celebrated for offering chances to younger drivers rather than pilloried for the way it is deemed to exert control over their careers. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 02

Team Outlook 2016: KVSH Racing focuses on one-car effort

Sebastien Bourdais will drive the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing Chevrolet

Jimmy Vasser, Sebastien Bourdais, and James Sullivan2015 Verizon IndyCar Series highlights: Heading a two-car effort, Bourdais posted victories at Belle Isle-2 and dominantly at The Milwaukee Mile, giving the four-time season champion 34 career Indy car wins, tied for seventh all time.

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Jan 20

IMSA: The 12 Hours of Sebring poster unveiled

An air force base during World War II, the Sebring circuit is known as merciless

The Sebring International Raceway has revealed the poster for the 64th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, second round of the 2016 season of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, new name of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which will take place March 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

WEC: Ford reveals its drivers (+video)

The rumours that were flying were finally put to rest

After having announced the identities of the drivers who will compete in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, new moniker of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, at the end of last year, Ford did the same for its drivers in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Do the big names at Indianapolis dream of the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

Chapparal designer Jim Hall will be Grand Marshal of the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas on 19 September.

A legend on both sides of the Atlantic, Hall is the ideal person to link Le Mans to the USA. The Indianapolis 500, founded in 1911 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which began twelve years later, are the two oldest motor races in the world.

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