Tag Archive: Sébastien Bourdais

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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Jul 13

Bourdais takes command in Milwaukee second half

Sebastien Bourdais is “The Big Cheese” of Greater Milwaukee.

Sebastien BourdaisAt least that’s what is written on the winner’s trophy he lifted in Victory Circle following the 113th Indy car race at The Milwaukee Mile. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Bourdais fends off Sato in wild Detroit Race 2 finish

The four-time Champ car champion finished 1.7644 seconds ahead of Sato

Sebastien BourdaisSebastien Bourdais held off Takuma Sato over the final three laps of Race 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans to collect his 33rd Indy car victory. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Honda Indy Toronto begins track build at Exhibition Place

Setup of the championship racetrack and grandstands begins this week with just over a month to go before the event.

Charlie Johnstone, President of Honda Indy Toronto (left), with Sebastien Bourdais, Verizon IndyCar Series driver for KVSH Racin Earlier today, organizers of the Honda Indy Toronto were joined by 2014 race winner Sebastien Bourdais to mark the start of the track build at Exhibition Place. Setup of the championship racetrack and grandstands begins this week with just over a month to go before the event.

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Mar 22

Action Express gives Chevrolet First victory in 50 Years in lapping field in 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Scored Dominant Prototype Challenge Triumph

12 Hours of Sebring logoCelebrating the 50th anniversary of Chevrolet’s lone triumph in the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais teamed in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Mustang Sampling Corvette DP to make new history for the Bow Tie Brigade. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Multiple teams head to NOLA for first look

Sebastien Bourdais doesn’t want to be late to the party.

Sebastien BourdaisThe four-time Champ Car champion is referencing the importance of his first test days of the year in the No. 11 KVSH Racing car in preparation for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. He’ll join other Verizon IndyCar Series drivers at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans on Feb. 10-11 – days leading into carnival week culminating in Mardi Gras. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

KVRT Statement : Brian Barnhart named Indycar Race Director

“it makes perfect sense and is the right decision” – Sebastien Bourdais

KV Racing Technology logo KV Racing Technology issued the following statements regarding the naming of Vice President of Competition Brian Barnhart as INDYCAR Race Director. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Tickets to the 2015 Honda Indy Toronto go on sale today for anyone who purchased a two-day reserved grandstand ticket last year

Honda Indy Toronto tickets on sale today for renewals, February 19 for general public

Honda Indy Toronto Logo The general public will have the opportunity to purchase tickets starting February 19 at HondaIndy.com. To accommodate the Pan Am Games, which will be held at venues throughout Toronto in July, Honda Indy Toronto will take place one month early this year, from June 12-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Action Express Racing wins Third segment, prototype lead tied at 18-Hour mark of Patrón Endurance Cup at Rolex 24

PC-Leading CORE autosport captures Third consecutive segment

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Joao Barbosa leapfrogged three competitors shortly before the end of the 18th hour of the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona due to quick work by the Action Express pit crew. That enabled the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP co-driven by Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais to win the five points for leading the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup at the 18-hour mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Indycar stars add luster to Daytona 24-hour race

A Verizon IndyCar Series competitor has co-driven the winning overall entry in the Rolex 24 At Daytona the past four years.

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Indycar will have significant star power this week at the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona as 14 of the 33 starters from the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race will compete in the first endurance race of the IMSA-sanctioned schedule at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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