Sébastien Bourdais

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Sébastien Bourdais
Sebastien Bourdais 2017 Indianapolis 500 press conference.jpg
Bourdais in 2017.
Nationality Flag of France.svg French
BornSébastien Olivier Bourdais
(1979-02-28) 28 February 1979 (age 40)
Le Mans, France
Achievements 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Champ Car World Series Champion
2002 International Formula 3000 Champion
1999 French Formula Three Champion
Awards 2003 CART FedEx Championship Series Rookie of the Year
IndyCar Series career
102 races run over 9 years
Team(s)No. 18 (Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan)
Best finish7th (2018)
First race 2005 Indianapolis 500 (Indy)
Last race 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (Barber)
First win 2014 Honda Indy Toronto (Exhibition Place)
Last win 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Streets of St. Petersburg)
WinsPodiums Poles
6113
Champ Car career
73 races run over 5 years
Years active 20032007
Best finish1st (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
First race 2003 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Streets of St. Petersburg)
Last race 2007 Gran Premio de Mexico (Mexico City)
First win 2003 London Champ Car Trophy (Brands Hatch)
Last win 2007 Gran Premio de Mexico (Mexico City)
WinsPodiums Poles
314431
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 20082009
Teams Scuderia Toro Rosso
Entries27
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums0
Career points6
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2008 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2009 German Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 19992002, 2004, 2007, 20092012, 2016, 2018
Teams Larbre Compétition, Pescarolo Sport, Peugeot Sport, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing
Best finish2nd (2007, 2009, 2011)
Class wins1
Statistics current as of 28 June 2016.

Sébastien Olivier Bourdais [1] (born 28 February 1979) is a French professional racing driver, who resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is one of the most successful drivers in the history of American Championship car racing, having won 37 races. He won four successive championships under Champ Car World Series sanction from 2004 to 2007. As of March 2017 he had won 75 races.

Champ Car Defunct North American open wheel auto racing organization

Champ Car was the trade name for Open Wheel Racing Series Inc., a sanctioning body for American open-wheel car racing that operated from 2003 to 2008.

2004 Champ Car season sports season

The 2004 Champ Car World Series season was the 25th overall season in the CART/Champ Car genealogy, and the first under the ownership of Open Wheel Racing Series (OWRS). It began on April 18, 2004 and ended on November 7 after 14 races. For sponsorship purposes, it was branded as Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. The Drivers' Champion was Sébastien Bourdais. The Rookie of the Year was A. J. Allmendinger.

2007 Champ Car season sports season

The 2007 Champ Car World Series season was the 29th and final overall season of the Champ Car World Series and the fourth and final season under the Champ Car title. It began on April 8, 2007 and ended on November 11 after 14 races. Unbeknownst at the time, this would end up being the final contested season of Champ Car, as the following February, the series unified with the Indy Racing League (IRL), marking the end of the Champ Car World Series for good.

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He drove in Formula One for the Toro Rosso team during 2008, and the start of the 2009 season, but was unable to translate his past successes to that competition. As of January 2018, Bourdais drives for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing as a third driver in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Formula One is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group. The FIA Formula One World Championship has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The word "formula" in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants' cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on purpose-built circuits and on public roads.

Scuderia Toro Rosso, commonly known as Toro Rosso or by its abbreviation STR and currently competing as Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda, is an Italian Formula One racing team. When the name "Toro Rosso" is translated to English, it is the exact same word as its sister team - Red Bull. It is one of two Formula One teams owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull, the other being Red Bull Racing. Toro Rosso functions as a junior team to Red Bull Racing, with the aim of developing the skills of promising drivers for the senior team. The team made its racing debut in the 2006 season, moving to complete independence from its sister team in 2010.

2008 Formula One World Championship sports season

The 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 62nd season of Formula One motor racing, recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) – the governing body of motorsport – as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. It featured the 2008 Formula One World Championship. The season was contested over eighteen rounds, which started in Australia on 16 March and ended in Brazil on 2 November. The 2008 season saw the debut of the Singapore Grand Prix, which was held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, in Marina Bay, Singapore and was the first Formula One race held at night. The European Grand Prix moved to a new venue at the Valencia Street Circuit, in Valencia, Spain

Early years

Karting

Born into a racing family in Le Mans (his father Patrick races in touring cars, hill climbs, and sports cars), Bourdais began his racing career at age 10 in karts. During the early 1990s, he competed in a variety of karting championships, winning the Maine Bretagne League in 1991 and the Cadet France championship in 1993. Bourdais was part of the winning Sologne Karting team which won the 1996 24-hour Le Mans kart race at the Circuit Alain Prost on a Merlin chassis with Atomic motors.

Le Mans Prefecture and commune in Pays de la Loire, France

Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department and the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Le Mans. Le Mans is a part of the Pays de la Loire region.

Patrick Bourdais is a retired French racing driver. He is the father of Sébastien Bourdais, who competed in many categories, including Formula One.

Kart racing motorsport

Kart racing or karting is a variant of motorsport road racing with open-wheel, four-wheeled vehicles called known as go-karts or shifter karts. They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits, although some professional kart racing are also raced in full-size motorsport circuits. Karting is commonly perceived as the stepping stone to the higher ranks of motorsports, with former Formula One champions such as Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher having begun their careers in karting.

Junior formulae

Bourdais progressed to single-seater racing in 1995, finishing 9th in the Formula Campus by Renault and Elf Championship. He then spent two years in the French Formula Renault Championship, ultimately finishing second in points in 1997 after winning four races and five pole positions. In 1998, he won five races to become Rookie of the Year (6th overall) in French F3. He won the series outright in 1999, with eight wins and three poles.

Open-wheel car

An open-wheel car is a car with the wheels outside the car's main body, and usually having only one seat. Open-wheel cars contrast with street cars, sports cars, stock cars, and touring cars, which have their wheels below the body or inside fenders. Open-wheel cars are usually built specifically for road racing, frequently with a higher degree of technological sophistication than in other forms of motor sport. Open-wheel street cars, such as the Ariel Atom, are very scarce as they are often impractical for everyday use.

French F4 Championship, formerly known as Formula Renault Campus France, Formula Campus, Formul'Academy Euro Series, F4 Eurocup 1.6 is a form of open wheel racing founded in 1993 by Louis Drouet. It is based in France and aims at karting graduates, like Formula Ford, ADAC Formel Masters and Formula Abarth. The series currently organized in collaboration with the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA), Auto Sport Academy and Total S.A.. The champion receives support to continue in one of the Formula Renault 2.0 championships.

The French Formula Three Championship was a motor racing series for Formula Three cars held in France between 1964 and 2002. The series merged with the German Formula Three Championship in 2003 to form the Formula 3 Euro Series.

Formula 3000

Following his success in the lower formulae, Bourdais joined the Prost Junior Team in the International F3000 Championship. He finished ninth in the series with one pole and a best finish of second. In 2001, Bourdais moved to the DAMS team in Formula 3000 and took his first win in the series at Silverstone. He changed teams again for 2002, taking his Super Nova Racing car to three victories and seven pole positions. He beat Giorgio Pantano to the championship by two points after Tomáš Enge, who had scored the most points, was penalised for failing a drug test. [2]

Prost Grand Prix French auto racing team

Prost Grand Prix was a Formula One racing team owned and managed by former world champion Alain Prost. The team participated in five seasons from 1997 to 2001.

International Formula 3000

The Formula 3000 International Championship was a motor racing series created by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) in 1985 to become the final preparatory step for drivers hoping to enter Formula One. Formula Two had become too expensive, and was dominated by works-run cars with factory engines; the hope was that Formula 3000 would offer quicker, cheaper, more open racing. The series began as an open specification, then tyres were standardized from 1986 onwards, followed by engines and chassis in 1996. The series ran annually until 2004, and was replaced in 2005 by the GP2 Series.

DAMS is an auto racing team from France, involved in many areas of motorsport. DAMS was founded in 1988 by Jean-Paul Driot and former Formula One driver René Arnoux. It is headquartered near Le Mans, only 2 km from the Bugatti Circuit.

Champ Car career

Bourdais won his second Champ Car title in 2005. Sebastien Bourdais 2005 Long Beach.jpg
Bourdais won his second Champ Car title in 2005.

Following in the footsteps of recent F3000 graduates such as Juan Pablo Montoya and Bruno Junqueira, Bourdais moved to Champ Car racing in the United States and joined Newman/Haas Racing for the 2003 CART season. At St. Petersburg, Florida, Bourdais became the first rookie since Nigel Mansell to claim pole position for his very first race. However, he did not finish higher than 11th until his fourth race, when he led 95 laps en route to his first Champ Car victory at Brands Hatch.

Juan Pablo Montoya Colombian racing driver; former Formula One driver

Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán is a Colombian racing driver. He currently competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driving for Acura Team Penske.

Bruno Junqueira Brazilian racecar driver

Bruno Junqueira is a Brazilian race car driver who most recently competed in the IRL IndyCar Series. He is a former Formula 3000 champion and three-time runner-up in the Champ Car World Series.

Newman/Haas Racing

Newman/Haas Racing was an auto racing team that competed in the CART series and the IndyCar Series from 1983 to 2011. The team operations were based in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Newman/Haas Racing was formed as a partnership between actor, automotive enthusiast, and semi-professional racer Paul Newman and long-time auto racing impresario Carl Haas. The duo were competitors in sports car racing during the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1983, joined forces to enter the ranks of Indy car racing. Newman/Haas was one of the most-successful teams in Indy car racing during the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The team won 105 CART/Champ Car races and eight season championships.

He followed this up with another victory at the Lausitzring. By the end of the season, he had earned five more podium finishes, including a win from pole at Cleveland. With a runner-up finish in Mexico City, he clinched the Rookie of the Year title and finished 4th in the overall standings.

Staying with Newman-Haas for 2004, Bourdais dominated the Champ Car series with seven wins and eight poles in his McDonald's-sponsored Lola, beating his team mate Junqueira by 28 points. His record also included podium finishes in 10 out of 14 events and qualifying results no lower than third all season.

Bourdais winning the 2007 Grand Prix of Houston. Sebastien Bourdais 2007.jpg
Bourdais winning the 2007 Grand Prix of Houston.

Bourdais successfully defended his Champ Car title in 2005 with five wins in six races towards the end of the season, again with the Newman-Haas/Lanigan team. That May, he also finished 12th in his first Indianapolis 500.

Bourdais won a third consecutive Champ Car title in 2006. His season began with four consecutive victories at Long Beach, Houston, Monterrey, and Milwaukee, although his winning streak was ended by the emergence of A. J. Allmendinger, who won three races in a row through the middle of the season. Bourdais responded with a commanding victory from pole at San Jose, leaving him leading the Champ Car points standings.

However, an incident with his arch-rival Paul Tracy that knocked him out on the final lap of the following race in Denver, and a subsequent win by Allmendinger narrowed the gap between the two. Bourdais's win in Montreal and Allmendinger's DNF had widened his points lead to 62 points with three races left, and Bourdais clinched the championship at the next race in Surfers Paradise despite a weak performance in that race. Bourdais became the first Champ Car driver to win three consecutive titles since Ted Horn achieved the hat trick in 1948.

Bourdais won a fourth consecutive Champ Car title in 2007 with victory at Lexmark Indy 300 on 21 October.

Formula One career

Pre-Champ Car

In 2002, Bourdais got his first F1 test with the Arrows team and was signed on to drive for the team [3] but the team was on the verge of bankruptcy. In December he tested for Renault at Jerez but fellow Frenchman Franck Montagny secured the test drive instead of Bourdais. [2]

Toro Rosso

Bourdais driving for Toro Rosso at the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix. Sebastien Bourdais 2008 Japan free practice.jpg
Bourdais driving for Toro Rosso at the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix.
Bourdais driving for Toro Rosso at the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix. Bourdais 2009 Malaysian GP 1.jpg
Bourdais driving for Toro Rosso at the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Bourdais returned to F1 in 2007 after being given several tests with Scuderia Toro Rosso. On 10 August 2007 it was announced Bourdais would replace Vitantonio Liuzzi [4] at Red Bull's b-team, Toro Rosso, as team-mate to Sebastian Vettel. On 16 March 2008 Bourdais competed in his first Formula One Championship race, the 2008 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. After qualifying in 17th position he took advantage of mistakes made by other drivers, in the first Formula One race since the 2001 San Marino Grand Prix without traction control, and worked his way up to fourth. However, with three laps remaining an engine problem forced Bourdais to retire, but he was still classified 8th having completed more than 90% of the race distance. He later inherited seventh place (and two Championship points) after the disqualification of Rubens Barrichello.

Bourdais qualified ninth for the Belgian Grand Prix. During the race he quickly gained places and held on to fifth place for much of the distance, and was on course for a podium position. As the rain fell harder on the last lap he was overtaken by several cars on wet tyres and finished 7th. After the race an emotional Bourdais was in tears following the result. This marked his best weekend of the season and his first World Championship points since Melbourne.

Bourdais qualified in fourth place for the 2008 Italian Grand Prix. However, his car would not select first gear on the grid and had to start from the pit lane, a lap down (as the race started behind the safety car, there was no warm-up lap). Although he eventually finished a lap behind the race winner, team-mate Vettel, he set the second fastest lap of the race; only Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen went faster. At the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix he was 6th on the road, but received a 25-second penalty for causing an avoidable accident with Felipe Massa dropping him to 10th. Few agreed with the decision ITV Sport's Martin Brundle had stated during live TV coverage of the race that he felt Massa might receive a penalty, whilst his colleague James Allen stated that 99% of experts he spoke to felt that Bourdais did not deserve a penalty; the FIA were under such public scrutiny at the time following a string of controversial decisions that they made the unprecedented step of releasing publicly "stewards only" footage of the incident, to justify the decision. [5]

Bourdais tested significantly for the Toro Rosso team during the winter, though he was uncertain of a drive heading into the new year. On 6 February 2009 however he was confirmed as a Toro Rosso driver for a second year, partnering Swiss rookie Sébastien Buemi. [6] Despite two points finishes in the year at the Australian Grand Prix and in Monaco, Bourdais struggled to match his less experienced team-mate. In Spain Bourdais struck Buemi's car as the field attempted to avoid a spun Jarno Trulli on the first lap, ending the race for both drivers. At the British Grand Prix Bourdais collided with McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen, again ending the race for both. At the German Grand Prix he suffered a mechanical failure after qualifying last by over a second.

On 16 July 2009, Toro Rosso announced that Bourdais would no longer be driving for the team. Toro Rosso's Franz Tost said the partnership had not met up to his expectations, and Bourdais would be replaced as of the Hungarian Grand Prix. [7] Bourdais was advised by counsel to file suit for breach of contract by Toro Rosso, as he had a viable case. [8] Toro Rosso settled the matter with a $2.1 million payment Bourdais to avoid litigation. [9]

24 Hours of Le Mans

The Dome S102.5 that Bourdais drove at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dome S102.5.jpg
The Dome S102.5 that Bourdais drove at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Bourdais has frequently contested the famous 24-hour race of his home town, entering for the first time in 1999 (aged only 20) in a Porsche 911 GT2 run by Larbre Compétition. The car, which he shared with Pierre de Thoisy and Jean-Pierre Jarier, retired after 134 laps with engine failure.

He returned in 2000, finishing fourth with Emmanuel Clérico and Olivier Grouillard for the Pescarolo team behind the three dominant Audis. [2]

His next three appearances did not go so well. He shared a Courage C60 with Jean-Christophe Boullion and Laurent Rédon in 2001 but it retired after 271 laps. He drove the same model the next year and finished ninth in the LMP900 class with Bouillon and Franck Lagorce. He missed the 2003 race and returned in 2004, only for the car he shared with Nicolas Minassian and Emmanuel Collard to retire after 282 laps. [2]

Bourdais' next assault on Le Mans would come at the wheel of a factory-backed Peugeot 908 HDi FAP in 2007. The car he shared with Stéphane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy finished the race second behind the winning Audi R10 TDi, despite an embarrassing slide on the first lap in wet conditions that cost Bourdais a place to one of the Audis, [2] and car problems forcing him to park the car for the last minutes of the race, waiting for the lead R10 to cross the line. In his second Le Mans as part of the Peugeot factory team, in 2009, he finished in second place, one lap behind the winning Peugeot. Bourdais was to drive the pole-winning No. 3 Peugeot in 2010, but a suspension failure halted co-driver Pedro Lamy before Bourdais could turn one lap in the race. [10]

Superleague Formula

After leaving Formula One, Bourdais signed up to drive the Sevilla FC car in the Superleague Formula series. [11] [12] He won on his debut weekend at the 2009 Estoril round in the Super Final. [13] [14] Bourdais won again at the next round, winning race 1 of the 2009 Monza round. [15] He returned for the 2010 season racing for Olympique Lyonnais. [16]

Sports and touring car racing career

While racing in the junior formulae and Champ Cars, Bourdais made several appearances in other championships. He won the Spa 24 Hours in 2002 with Christophe Bouchut, David Terrien and Vincent Vosse in a Larbre Compétition Chrysler Viper GTS-R. He also won his class at the 2006 12 Hours of Sebring in a Panoz Esperante. [2] In 2005 he also competed in the International Race of Champions, winning his first stock car race at Texas Motor Speedway. In 2009, he set the official lap record at Sebring International Raceway, during the 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2010, Bourdais raced with Scott Tucker, Christophe Bouchut, Emmanuel Collard and Sascha Maassen for Crown Royal in a Level 5 Motorsports prepared Daytona Prototype in the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona, held at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Bourdais recorded incredibly fast laps before the car retired due to an engine failure with Collard at the wheel.

In October 2010, Bourdais drove with Jonathon Webb in the Mother Racing Ford Falcon V8 Supercar in the Gold Coast 600. In October 2011, Bourdais drove with Jamie Whincup in the Team Vodafone Holden Commodore V8 Supercar in the Gold Coast 600, winning Saturday's opening race and finishing second in the second race landed Bourdais the inaugural Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy, awarded to the international driver who scored the most points over the Gold Coast weekend. [17] Wheldon had been set to contest the event but lost his life in the 2011 IndyCar season finale just a week earlier. Winning the V8 Supercar race meant that he is the only driver to have won a race at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in both Champcar/Indycar, as well as V8 Supercar. He has also participated in the Bathurst 1000 once, finishing ninth with Lee Holdsworth in 2015.

In July 2012, Bourdais won the inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix Rolex Sports Car Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, teaming with Alex Popow in the No. 2 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype. In October, Bourdais teamed up again with Jamie Whincup in the Team Vodafone Holden Commodore V8 Supercar for the Gold Coast 600, again taking the victory on Saturday and scoring enough points on Sunday to win the event. This also awarded him the Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy for the second time.

He won the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2014 in the Action Express Corvette DP with João Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi. In 2015 he finished second at the 24 Hours of Daytona and claimed the win at the 12 Hours of Sebring, both with an Action Express Corvette DP.

IndyCar career

Bourdais' No. 11 car after the running of the 2015 Indianapolis 500 where he placed 11th Sebastien Bourdais car - 2015 Indianapolis 500 - Stierch.jpg
Bourdais' No. 11 car after the running of the 2015 Indianapolis 500 where he placed 11th

Bourdais made his IRL debut at the 2005 Indianapolis 500. In his first full-time season in the IRL (2011) with Dale Coyne, Bourdais wound up 23rd in the championship, scoring fastest race lap at Edmonton.

A switch to Dragon Racing Team for 2012–13, first with the ill-fated Lotus, then with improved Chevrolet power, he finish 25th and 12th, respectively, in the IndyCar championship. By 2014, Bourdais broke through for two pole positions, and one victory. By midpoint in the 2015 season, his second year driving for Jimmy Vasser's KV Racing team alongside teammate Stefano Coletti, Bourdais's stock steadily rose, to top 20 status in the world drivers' ranking.

On 20 July 2014, having won the 1st heat race in Toronto, Sébastien Bourdais joined Al Unser, Jr. and Ryan Hunter-Reay as the third driver in the history of organised motor sport to score open-wheel Championship Racing victories, under three sanctioning bodies (e.g., CART, and CCWS, and IRL sanction), in North America. Against stiff opposition, Bourdais finished 2014 scoring 5 top-5s, and 10th overall in the 2014 IRL championship.

On 31 May 2015, in the second heat race at Belle Isle, Detroit, in a drive from far back on the grid harkening back to Stefan Bellof at Monaco in 1984, effortlessly carving his way by lesser drivers on a tight, composite street circuit, in heavy rain, breaking through with an impressive, high-profile victory and fastest race lap, Bourdais recorded his 33rd victory in American Championship car racing, just behind Al Unser, Jr. with 34.

On 12 July 2015, at the Milwaukee Mile, Bourdais dominated the field and had the entire field a lap down at one point and won, his second of the 2015 season. He finished 10th in points. After KV Racing went down to one team for 2016, Bourdais struggled with a lone win again at Detroit. He finished in 14th in points for 2016. In October 2016, it was announced that Bourdais would make the change to Dale Coyne racing to drive the number 18 for the 2017 season. His KVSH race engineer Olivier Boisson would also follow him to DCR.

In his first race back to DCR, Bourdais won the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to start the 2017 season coming from last after a qualifying crash, on 12 March 2017. He backed this up with another recovery drive at the Long Beach race, starting from ninth and making an early rear wing change, to finish second, extending his lead in the series standings.

On 20 May 2017, Bourdais was involved in a single-car accident while qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. [18] He suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis and a fracture to his right hip. [19] The surgery was successful but Bourdais was forced to sit out for most of the season to recover. [20] Bourdais would return at Gateway and run the final three races of the season.

In 2018, Bourdais returned to the Dale Coyne Racing Team now partnered with investors James "Sulli" Sullivan and former driver Jimmy Vasser as Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan. The team also found steady sponsorship in the form of SealMaster, and SportClips Haircuts. Bourdais started The Firestone St. Petersburg Grand Prix in 14th place. He ended up losing a tire on the opening lap but the misfortunes of Will Power and Tony Kanaan saved him from going a lap down. He went on a off sequence pit strategy and found himself 3rd with a handful of laps to go. On the final restart, Alexander Rossi divebombed the first corner and got his tires locked up on the slick airport runway paint and got into race leader Robert Wickens who had led 67 laps that day and Bourdais snuck by to win. It was his first win since last year at St. Petersburg and his first since the injury. Bourdais was emotional in victory lane and said "he never doubted that he would run in IndyCar again". Bourdais went on to win pole at the very next race in Phoenix, his first on an oval since 2006. [21] Bourdais was also the only driver to lead laps at each of the first four races of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Motorsports career results

Career summary

SeasonSeriesTeam NameRacesPolesWinsPointsPosition
1995 French Formula Renault Campus ?10001949th
1996 French Formula Renault 2.0 La Filière 1500667th
1997 French Formula Renault 2.0 La Filière 18541722nd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 ???2610th
1998 French Formula 3 Championship La Filière 2200986th
British Formula 3 Championship 1000NC
Masters of Formula 3 100N/A20th
Macau Grand Prix Équipe de France100N/ANC
1999 French Formula 3 Championship La Filière 20382291st
FIA European Formula Three Cup 100N/ANC
Masters of Formula 3 100N/A10th
24 Hours of Le Mans – GTS Larbre Compétition 100N/ANC
Macau Grand Prix Équipe de France100N/ANC
2000 International Formula 3000 Gauloises Formula101099th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP 900 Pescarolo Sport 100N/A4th
American Le Mans Series - LMP 1001353rd
2001 International Formula 3000 DAMS 1211264th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP 900 Pescarolo Sport 100N/A4th
American Le Mans Series - LMP 900 1001831st
FIA Sportscar Championship - SR1 2000NC
FFSA GT Championship - GT Cup Larbre Compétition 1101342nd
FIA GT Championship 2001217th
2002 Formula One Arrows Test driver
Renault
International Formula 3000 Super Nova Racing 1263561st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP 900 Pescarolo Sport 100N/A10th
FIA Sportscar Championship - SR1 312554th
FIA GT Championship Larbre Compétition 2012014th
2003 CART Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 18531594th
1000 km of Le Mans Pescarolo Sport 100N/A2nd
2004 Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 14873691st
24 Hours of Le Mans Pescarolo Sport 100N/ANC
2005 Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 13663481st
IndyCar Series 1001828th
International Race of Champions N/A421465th
American Le Mans Series - GT1 Larbre Compétition 1000NC
Rolex Sports Car Series Newman Racing/Silverstone Racing100689th
2006 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 14673871st
American Le Mans Series - GT2 Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz 2014518th
Rolex Sports Car Series Doran Racing1003108th
Grand-Am Cup - GS Multimatic Motorsports 1002494th
2007 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 14683641st
24 Hours of Le Mans Team Peugeot Total 110N/A2nd
2008 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 1800417th
2009 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 900219th
24 Hours of Le Mans Team Peugeot Total 100N/A2nd
American Le Mans Series 1002623rd
Superleague Formula Sevilla FC 81225319th1
FFSA GT Championship Larbre Compétition 2000NC
2010 Superleague Formula Olympique Lyonnais 1001235218th2
24 Hours of Le Mans Team Peugeot Total 110N/ANC
Le Mans Series 1111821st
American Le Mans Series 1000NC
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup 100N/AN/A
Rolex Sports Car Series Crown Royal/NPN Racing100069th
V8 Supercar Championship Series Tekno Autosports 200N/ANC
2011 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 90018823rd
24 Hours of Le Mans Team Peugeot Total 100N/A2nd
Le Mans Series 3020NC
American Le Mans Series 100N/ANC
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup 403N/AN/A
International V8 Supercar Championship Triple Eight Race Engineering 20128839th
2012 IndyCar Series Dragon Racing 100017325th
24 Hours of Le Mans Pescarolo Team 100N/ANC
FIA World Endurance Championship 2000.586th
Rolex Sports Car Series Starworks Motorsport 3019717th
International V8 Supercar Championship Triple Eight Race Engineering 2010NC
2013 IndyCar Series Dragon Racing 190037012th
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Starworks Motorsport 70016018th
2014 IndyCar Series KV Racing Technology 192146110th
United SportsCar Championship Action Express Racing 31110024th
2015 IndyCar Series KV Racing Technology 160240610th
United SportsCar Championship Action Express Racing 30210511th
International V8 Supercar Championship Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 40042338th
2016 IndyCar Series KVSH Racing 160140414th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM Ford Chip Ganassi Racing 3008215th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 101N/A1st
2017 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 80121421st
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM Ford Chip Ganassi Racing 3019112th
2018 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan 17114257th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM Ford Chip Ganassi Racing 3007813th
2019 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan 400918th*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM Ford Chip Ganassi Racing 300844th*
Notes

* Season still in progress.

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant123456789101112DCPoints
2000 Gauloises Formula IMO
Ret
SIL
10
CAT
8
NÜR
4
MON
Ret
MAG
2
A1R
9
HOC
DNS
HUN
14
SPA
Ret
9th9
2001 DAMS INT
3
IMO
Ret
CAT
11
A1R
Ret
MON
4
NÜR
8
MAG
6
SIL
1
HOC
4
HUN
3
SPA
6
MNZ
9
4th26
2002 Super Nova Racing INT
14
IMO
1
CAT
3
A1R
Ret
MON
1
NÜR
1
SIL
2
MAG
2
HOC
Ret
HUN
3
SPA
2
MNZ
Ret
1st56

American open–wheel racing results

(key)

CART/Champ Car

YearTeamChassisEngine123456789101112131415161718RankPoints
2003 Newman/Haas Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8 t STP
11
MTY
17
LBH
16
BRH
1
LAU
1
MIL
9
LAG
17
POR
14
CLE
1
TOR
4
VAN
3
ROA
2
MDO
5
MTL
19
DEN
2
MIA
17
MXC
2
SRF
17
4th159
2004 Newman/Haas Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8 t LBH
3
MTY
1
MIL
18
POR
1
CLE
1
TOR
1
VAN
5
ROA
3
DEN
1
MTL
15
LAG
8
LVS
1
SRF
2
MXC
1
1st369^
2005 Newman/Haas Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8 t LBH
1
MTY
5
MIL
6
POR
2
CLE
5
TOR
5
EDM
1
SJO
1
DEN
1
MTL
4
LVS
1
SRF
1
MXC
17
1st348
2006 Newman/Haas Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8 t LBH
1
HOU
1
MTY
1
MIL
1
POR
3
CLE
18
TOR
3
EDM
2
SJO
1
DEN
7
MTL
1
ROA
3
SRF
8
MXC
1
1st387
2007 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE V8 t LVS
13
LBH
1
HOU
1
POR
1
CLE
12
MTT
2
TOR
9
EDM
1
SJO
5
ROA
1
ZOL
1
ASN
7
SRF
1
MXC
1
1st364
YearsTeamsRacesPolesWinsTop 5sTop 10sChampionships
5173313152594
^ New points system introduced in 2004

IndyCar Series

(key)

YearTeamChassisEngine12345678910111213141516171819RankPoints
2005 Newman/Haas Racing Panoz GF09C Honda HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
12
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON 28th18
2011 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara IR-05 STP
DNS
ALA
11
LBH
27
SAO
26
INDY TXS TXS MIL IOW TOR
6
EDM
6
MDO
9
NHM SNM
6
BAL
28
MOT
6
KTY LVS 23rd188
2012 Lotus-Dragon Racing Dallara DW12 Lotus STP
21
ALA
9
LBH
17
SAO
18
25th173
Dragon Racing Chevrolet INDY
20
DET
24
TXS MIL IOW TOR
14
EDM
15
MDO
4
SNM
22
BAL
23
FON
2013 STP
11
ALA
16
LBH
15
SAO
14
INDY
29
DET
24
DET
11
TXS
20
MIL
22
IOW
14
POC
16
TOR
2
TOR
3
MDO
12
SNM
10
BAL
3
HOU
8
HOU
5
FON
12
12th370
2014 KV Racing Technology STP
13
LBH
14
ALA
15
IMS
4
INDY
7
DET
13
DET
20
TXS
20
HOU
4
HOU
5
POC
16
IOW
19
TOR
1
TOR
9
MDO
2
MIL
12
SNM
11
FON
18
10th461
2015 STP
6
NLA
21
LBH
6
ALA
8
IMS
4
INDY
11
DET
14
DET
1
TXS
14
TOR
5
FON
14
MIL
1
IOW
9
MDO
17
POC
23
SNM
20
10th406
2016 KVSH Racing STP
21
PHX
8
LBH
9
ALA
16
IMS
24
INDY
9
DET
1
DET
8
ROA
18
IOW
8
TOR
7
MDO
20
POC
5
TXS
10
WGL
5
SNM
10
14th404
2017 Dale Coyne Racing Honda STP
1
LBH
2
ALA
8
PHX
19
IMS
22
INDY
Wth
DET DET TXS ROA IOW TOR MDO POC GTW
10
WGL
17
SNM
9
21st214
2018 Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan STP
1
PHX
13
LBH
13
ALA
5
IMS
4
INDY
28
DET
13
DET
21
TXS
8
ROA
13
IOW
11
TOR
19
MDO
6
POC
4
GTW
21
POR
3
SNM
6
7th425
2019 STP
24
COA
5
ALA
3
LBH
11
IMS
INDY
DET
DET
TXS
RDA
TOR
IOW
MDO
POC
GTW
POR
LAG
8th*91*

* Season still in progress.

YearsTeamsRacesPolesWinsTop 5sTop 10sChampionships
64742614280

Indianapolis 500

YearChassisEngineStartFinishTeam
2005 Panoz Honda 1512 Newman/Haas
2012 Dallara Chevrolet 2520 Dragon Racing
2013 Dallara Chevrolet 1529 Dragon Racing
2014 Dallara Chevrolet 177 KV Racing Technology
2015 Dallara Chevrolet 711 KV Racing Technology
2016 Dallara Chevrolet 199 KVSH Racing
2017 Dallara Honda Wth Dale Coyne Racing
2018 Dallara Honda 528 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan

Complete Formula One results

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine123456789101112131415161718WDC Points
2008 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2B Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
7
MAL
Ret
BHR
15
ESP
Ret
TUR
Ret
17th4
Toro Rosso STR3 MON
Ret
CAN
13
FRA
17
GBR
11
GER
12
HUN
18
EUR
10
BEL
7
ITA
18
SIN
12
JPN
10
CHN
13
BRA
14
2009 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
8
MAL
10
CHN
11
BHR
13
ESP
Ret
MON
8
TUR
18
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN EUR BEL ITA SIN JPN BRA ABU 19th2

Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Superleague Formula results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamOperator123456789101112Pos.Points
2009 Sevilla FC Reid Motorsport MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR 9th253
N/A112113N/A262
2010 Olympique Lyonnais LRS Formula SIL ASS MAG JAR NÜR ZOL BRH ADR POR ORD BEI NAV 18th235
151417DNX915X718X1417X

Sports car racing

Le Mans 24 Hours results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1999 Flag of France.svg Larbre Compétition Flag of France.svg Jean-Pierre Jarier
Flag of France.svg Pierre de Thoisy
Porsche 911 GT2 GTS134DNFDNF
2000 Flag of France.svg Pescarolo Sport Flag of France.svg Olivier Grouillard
Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Clérico
Courage C52-Peugeot LMP9003444th4th
2001 Flag of France.svg Pescarolo Sport Flag of France.svg Jean-Christophe Boullion
Flag of France.svg Laurent Rédon
Courage C60-Peugeot LMP90027113th4th
2002 Flag of France.svg Pescarolo Sport Flag of France.svg Jean-Christophe Boullion
Flag of France.svg Franck Lagorce
Courage C60-Peugeot LMP90034310th9th
2004 Flag of France.svg Pescarolo Sport Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Collard
Flag of France.svg Nicolas Minassian
Courage C60-Judd LMP1282DNFDNF
2007 Flag of France.svg Team Peugeot Total Flag of France.svg Stéphane Sarrazin
Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP13592nd2nd
2009 Flag of France.svg Team Peugeot Total Flag of France.svg Stéphane Sarrazin
Flag of France.svg Franck Montagny
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP13812nd2nd
2010 Flag of France.svg Team Peugeot Total Flag of France.svg Simon Pagenaud
Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP138DNFDNF
2011 Flag of France.svg Team Peugeot Total Flag of France.svg Simon Pagenaud
Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 LMP13552nd2nd
2012 Flag of France.svg Pescarolo Team Flag of France.svg Nicolas Minassian
Flag of Japan.svg Seiji Ara
Dome S102.5-Judd LMP1203NCNC
2016 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Flag of the United States.svg Joey Hand
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Müller
Ford GT GTE
Pro
34018th1st
2018 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Flag of the United States.svg Joey Hand
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Müller
Ford GT GTE
Pro
34317th3rd

American Le Mans Series results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine123456789101112RankPoints
2000 Pescarolo Sport LMP Courage C52 Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6 SEB CHA SIL
7
NÜR SON MOS TEX ROS PET MON LSV ADE 53rd13
2001 Pescarolo Sport LMP900 Courage C60 Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6 TEX SEB
ovr:25
cls:7
DON JAR SON POR MOS MID MON PET 31st18
2005 Larbre Compétition GT1 Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 SEB
ovr:27
cls:10
ATL MID LIM SON POR AME MOS PET MON NC0
2006 Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz GT2 Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8 SEB
ovr:9
cls:1
TEX MID LIM UTA POR AME MOS PET
ovr:16
cls:3
MON 18th45
2009 Team Peugeot Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
SEB
2
STP LNB UTA LIM MID AME MOS PET MON 23rd26
2010 Team Peugeot Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
SEB
2
LNB MON UTA LIM MID AME MOS PET NC0
2011 Peugeot Sport Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 Peugeot HDI 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
SEB LNB LIM MOS MID AME BAL MON PET1
ovr:48
cls:11
NCN/A
1 Driver competed for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, no points awarded for the American Le Mans Series.

Le Mans Series results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine12345RankPoints
2010 Team Peugeot Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
CAS SPA
1
ALG HUN SIL 21st18
2011 Peugeot Sport Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 Peugeot HDI 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
CAS SPA
8
IMO1
1
SIL1
1
EST NC0
1 Driver competed for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, no points awarded for the Le Mans Series.

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine1234567
2010 Team Peugeot Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
SIL PET ZHU
4
2011 Peugeot Sport Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 Peugeot HDI 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
SEB SPA1
8
LEM1
2
IMO
1
SIL
1
PET
ovr:48
cls:11
ZHU
1
1 Driver did not run for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

FIA World Endurance Championship results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine12345678RankPoints
2012 Pescarolo Team LMP1 Dome S102.5 Dome S102.5 SEB SPA
15
LMS
NC
SIL SÃO BHR FUJ SHA 86th0.5

24 Hours of Daytona results

YearTeamCo-driversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
2005 Flag of the United States.svg Newman Racing/Silverstone Racing Flag of the United States.svg Paul Newman
Flag of the United States.svg Michael Brockman
Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiano da Matta
Crawford DP03-Ford DP290DNFDNF
2006 Flag of the United States.svg Doran Racing Flag of the United States.svg B. J. Zacharias
Flag of Brazil.svg Raul Boesel
Doran JE4-Ford DP156DNFDNF
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Crown Royal/NPN Racing Flag of France.svg Christophe Bouchut
Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Collard
Flag of Germany.svg Sascha Maassen
Flag of the United States.svg Scott Tucker
Riley Mk. XI-BMW DP619DNFDNF
2013 Flag of the United States.svg Starworks Motorsport Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ryan Dalziel
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Allan McNish
Flag of Venezuela.svg Alex Popow
Riley Mk. XXVI-Ford DP6966th6th
2014 Flag of the United States.svg Action Express Racing Flag of Brazil.svg Christian Fittipaldi
Flag of Portugal.svg João Barbosa
Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype P6951st1st
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Action Express Racing Flag of Brazil.svg Christian Fittipaldi
Flag of Portugal.svg João Barbosa
Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype P7402nd2nd
2016 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Flag of the United States.svg Joey Hand
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Müller
Ford GT GTLM69031st7th
2017 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Flag of the United States.svg Joey Hand
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Müller
Ford GT GTLM6525th1st
2018 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Flag of the United States.svg Joey Hand
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Müller
Ford GT GTLM78312th2nd
2019 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Flag of the United States.svg Joey Hand
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Müller
Ford GT GTLM55928th7th

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

YearTeamMakeEngineClass1234567891011121314RankPoints
2005 Newman Racing/Silverstone Racing Crawford DP03 Ford DP DAY
25
HOM CAL LGA CMT WGL BAR WHL DAY MDO PHX WGL VIR MEX 89th6
2006 Doran RacingDoran JE4 Ford DP DAY
28
MEX HOM LBH VIR LGA PHX LRP WGL DAY BAR WGL INF MIL 108th3
2010 Crown Royal/NPN Racing Riley Mk. XI BMW 5.0L V8DP DAY
9†
HOM BAR VIR LRP LGA WGL MDO DAY NJM WGL CGV MIL NC0
2012 Starworks Motorsport Riley Mk. XXVI Ford DP DAY BAR HOM NJM MIC MDO ROA WGL
3
IMS
1
WGL
2
CGV LGA LRP 17th97
2013 Starworks Motorsport Riley Mk XXVI Ford DP DAY
6
TXS BAR ATL MIC MDO
WGL
8
IMS
11
ELK
9
KAN
13
LGA
5
LRP
5
18th160

† Bourdais did not complete sufficient laps to score points

Series Summary

YearsTeamsStartsPolesWinsPodiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Championships
54701210

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

YearTeamClassMakeEngine1234567891011RankPoints
2014 Action Express Racing P Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 DAY
1
SEB
3
LBH
LGA
DET
WGL
MOS
IMS
ELK COA PET
2
30th100
2015 Action Express Racing P Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 DAY
2
SEB
1
LBH LGA DET WGL MOS LRP ELK COA
PET
1
11th105
2016 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTLM Ford GT Ford 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 DAY
7
SEB
8
LBH LGA WGL MOS LRP ELK VIR COA PET
2
15th82
2017 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTLM Ford GT Ford 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 DAY
1
SEB
2
LBH COA WGL MOS LRP ELK VIR LGA PET
7
12th91
2018 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTLM Ford GT Ford 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 DAY
2
SEB
9
LBH MDO WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET
7
13th78
2019 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTLM Ford GT Ford 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 DAY
7
SEB
2
LBH
4
MDO WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET
4th*84*

* Season still in progress.

Touring car racing

V8 Supercar results

YearTeamCar123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536Pos.Pts
2010 Tekno Autosports Ford FG Falcon YMC
R1
YMC
R2
BHR
R3
BHR
R4
ADE
R5
ADE
R6
HAM
R7
HAM
R8
QLD
R9
QLD
R10
WIN
R11
WIN
R12
HID
R13
HID
R14
TOW
R15
TOW
R16
PHI
Q
PHI
R17
BAT
R18
SUR
R19

8
SUR
R20

16
SYM
R21
SYM
R22
SAN
R23
SAN
R24
SYD
R25
SYD
R26
NC0 †
2011 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1
YMC
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
PHI
Q
PHI
R19
BAT
R20
SUR
R21

1
SUR
R22

2
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SAN
R25
SAN
R26
SYD
R27
SYD
R28
39th288
2012 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
PHI
R10
PHI
R11
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q
SAN
R20
BAT
R21
SUR
R22

1
SUR
R23

2
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
SYD
R29
SYD
R30
NC0 †
2015 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
WIN
R12
HID
R13
HID
R14
HID
R15
TOW
R16
TOW
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
SMP
R21
SMP
R22
SMP
R23
SAN
R24

7
BAT
R25

9
SUR
R26

Ret
SUR
R27

14
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
PUK
R30
PHI
R31
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
SYD
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
38th423

† Not eligible for points

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

YearTeamCarCo-driverPositionLaps
2015 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden Commodore VF Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lee Holdsworth 9th161

International Race of Champions

YearMake1234Pos.Pts
2005 Pontiac DAY
12
TEX
1
RCH
10
ATL
6
5th46

Notes

  1. "Sebastien Bourdais". news.bbc.co.uk. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Who's Who: Sebastien Bourdais". F1Fanatic.co.uk. 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2007.
  3. The Official Formula 1 Website Archived 19 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Bourdais replaces Liuzzi for 2008". F1Fanatic.co.uk. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2007.
  5. James Allen's verdict itv.com F1 Archived 18 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Beer, Matt (6 February 2009). "Bourdais confirmed at Toro Rosso". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications . Retrieved 6 February 2009.
  7. Elizalde, Pablo (16 July 2009). "Toro Rosso confirms Bourdais' exit". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications . Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  8. "Toro Rosso confirms Bourdais' exit". itv-f1.com. ITV. 17 July 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  9. "Toro Rosso settles with Bourdais". gp.com. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009.
  10. "Audi claim victory as Peugeot crumble". Autosport.com. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  11. "Bourdais to compete in Superleague". Auto Trader. 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.[ dead link ]
  12. "Bourdais joins Superleague Formula". AOL. 2009. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  13. "Bourdais wins on Superleague debut". ITV-F1. 2009. Archived from the original on 10 September 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  14. "Superleague: Bourdais wins Estoril super final". Racer. 2009. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  15. "Bourdais making his mark in Superleague, wins race one at Monza". AutoWeek. 2009. Archived from the original on 9 October 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  16. Bourdais joins Lyon for 2010
  17. Weeks, James (24 October 2011). "Whincup and Bourdais star in Gold Coast 600". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  18. Malsher, David (20 May 2017). "Indy 500: Bourdais suffers huge shunt in qualifying". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  19. Straw, Edd (20 May 2017). "Bourdais to undergo surgery on multiple fractures". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  20. "Sebastien Bourdais' Indycar season is over". f1i.com. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  21. http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/roll-sebastien-bourdais-wins-indycar-pole-phoenix
Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Saelens
French Formula Three
Champion

1999
Succeeded by
Jonathan Cochet
Preceded by
Justin Wilson
International Formula 3000 Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Björn Wirdheim
Preceded by
Mario Domínguez
CART Rookie of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
A. J. Allmendinger
(Champ Car Rookie of the Year)
Preceded by
Paul Tracy
Champ Car World Series
Champion

2004200520062007
Succeeded by
Champ Car folded
into the IndyCar Series.

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The Red Bull Junior Team is a driver development program run by the energy drink company Red Bull GmbH in an attempt to identify potential future racing stars in open wheel racing. The similar Red Bull Driver Search, now ended, was an American spinoff of the same idea. Members of the Junior Team are financed and sponsored by Red Bull in lower racing formulae.

Simon Pagenaud French racecar driver

Simon Pagenaud is a French professional racing driver. He currently races in the IndyCar Series with Team Penske. After a successful career in sports car racing that saw him taking the top class championship title in the 2010 American Le Mans Series, he moved to Formula Racing in the Indycar Series where he became the 2016 IndyCar champion.

Toro Rosso STR2

The Toro Rosso STR2 is the car with which the Scuderia Toro Rosso team competed in the 2007 Formula One season. It was unveiled on February 13, 2007 at the Circuit de Catalunya. The car is, controversially, a variant of the Red Bull RB3 chassis. It was initially driven by Vitantonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed, until Speed was replaced by Sebastian Vettel at the Hungaroring for the remainder of the season. The car in a modified form was also used to compete in the first four races of the 2008 Formula One season. The modified car was driven by Sébastien Bourdais, four-consecutive-time Champ Car winner, and Vettel. The STR2 was the first-ever Toro Rosso F1 car to use the mandatory 90-degree Formula One V8 engine configuration but Toro Rosso opted for the 2006-spec Ferrari 056 instead of the 2007-spec because of 1-year old Toro Rosso engine policy and also cost reasons.

Sébastien Buemi racing driver, 2014 World Endurance Drivers Champion, 2009-2011 Formula One driver , Winner of 24 hours of le mans 2018

Sébastien Olivier Buemi is a Swiss professional racing driver, who formerly competed for Scuderia Toro Rosso in Formula One. In F1, Buemi is currently a reserve driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso's sister team, Red Bull Racing.

Brendon Hartley racing driver, 2015, 2017 World Endurance Drivers Champion

Brendon Hartley is a New Zealand professional racing driver who formerly competed in Formula One for Scuderia Toro Rosso. As of 2019, Hartley is a test and simulator driver for Scuderia Ferrari.

2007 Belgian Champ Car Grand Prix

The 2007 Belgian Champ Car Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 2007 Champ Car World Series Season. It was held on August 26 at Circuit Zolder in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. The race was won by Sébastien Bourdais and was his sixth victory of the season.

2007 Gran Premio Tecate

The 2007 Gran Premio Tecate was the fourteenth and final round of the 2007 Champ Car World Series season. It was held on November 11, 2007 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico. The race was won by Sébastien Bourdais in his last Champ Car race before joining the Scuderia Toro Rosso team in Formula One. With the merger of the Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series in 2008 it would turn out to be the final event run under the Champ Car banner, and 2nd last under the v8 turbo formula.

Daniel Ricciardo Australian racing driver

Daniel Joseph Ricciardo is an Australian racing driver who is currently competing in Formula One for the Renault F1 Team. He entered Formula One as a test driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso and made his debut at the 2011 British Grand Prix with the HRT team as part of a deal with Red Bull. He then raced for Toro Rosso for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. After Mark Webber announced his retirement from Formula One, Ricciardo was confirmed as his replacement at Red Bull Racing for 2014. In his first season with Red Bull, Ricciardo finished third in the championship with his first three Formula One wins, in Canada, Hungary, and Belgium. After two years without victory, Ricciardo won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix, eventually sealing third in the championship for the second time in three years at the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix. Ricciardo won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017 and the Chinese and Monaco Grands Prix in 2018. On 3 August 2018 it was announced that he will be joining Renault on a 2-year contract for the 2019 and 2020 F1 seasons.

Jaime Alguersuari racecar driver

Jaime Víctor Alguersuari Escudero, also known as Jaume Alguersuari, is a Spanish retired racing driver best known for competing in Formula One between 2009 and 2011, and for being the 2008 British Formula 3 champion. He is the son of Jaime Alguersuari, Sr., a former motorcyclist and racing driver.

Toro Rosso STR4 racing automobile

The Toro Rosso STR4 was a Formula One car which Scuderia Toro Rosso used in the 2009 Formula One season. The car was revealed to be a Red Bull RB5 with a 2008-spec Ferrari 056 engine in Barcelona on March 9, 2009. It was revealed before the testing session.

2009 German Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 2009

The 2009 German Grand Prix was the ninth race of the 2009 Formula One season. It was held on 12 July 2009 at the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany; the earliest German Grand Prix on the calendar, since 1926.