IndyCar’s Aeroscreen has made street races much more physically demanding, says Sebastien Bourdais, who wants to be able to race without it.
Sebastien Bourdais won a dramatic season-opening IndyCar race of 2018 after rookie Robert Wickens was taken out of the lead on the penultimate lap.
In the round-up: F1 gives “no consideration” to drivers from other series – Bourdais • Sirotkin on ‘one-year-plus’ deal at Williams
In the round-up: “Monaco is now a frigging parking lot” • Russian GP organiser bankrupt • Customer cars to replace smaller teams – Mallya
F1 Fanatic guest writer Duncan Stephen, who writes Vee8, looks at how Indy Car drivers have fallen out of fashion in F1. The departure of Sébastien Bourdais from Toro Rosso brings into focus two trends that have emerged in the driver market. The first is the high turnover of drivers in the Red Bull teams, … Continue reading Sebastien Bourdais’ troubles show why IndyCar drivers struggle in modern F1
Sebastien Bourdais isn’t taking his dismissal by Toro Rosso lying dow – he’s threatening to launch a legal action against them. I can’t imagine it being successful, but stranger things have happened… Statement from Sébastien "I consider that, in doing so, Scuderia Toro Rosso has breached its contractual duties towards me; also I believe that … Continue reading F1 links: Bourdais may sue Toro Rosso
Jaime Alguersuari will join Toro Rosso for the next race at the Hungaroring, several sources are reporting this evening. We took a look at the Red Bull Junior driver’s biography last week and he’s been on the radar for some time. But the consensus in the comments was he looks promising but might be a … Continue reading Jaime Alguersuari set to take Bourdais’ place at Toro Rosso in Hungary
Jarno Trulli’s spinning Toyota sparked a destructive four car collision at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Sebastien Bourdais will remain in F1 in 2009 after he was finally confirmed by Toro Rosso today, as was predicted earlier this week. The news means there will only be further open slots left on the F1 grid if a buyer is found for Honda.
French website Toile F1 claims to have ‘exclusive’ information that Sebastien Bourdais will sign for Toro Rosso this week. If you can read French, check the original article out here. Thanks to Paul for the tip! Read more: 2009 F1 drivers and teams
Another door closes for Bourdais "Sebastien Bourdais has one fewer options open to him if he does not get another year with Scuderia Toro Rosso." Will 2009 Be The First Time Only One Briton Competes? "We are still awaiting for Scuderia Toro Rosso to fill their final seat, and Jenson Button may still make it … Continue reading F1 links: few options for Bourdais
David Coulthard announced in July that this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix would be his last F1 start. But there is uncertainty over the futures of three other drivers on the grid – two of whom count the Brazilian GP as their home race. Will Sunday’s race mark the last F1 appearances for Rubens Barrichello, Sebastien … Continue reading Barrichello, Bourdais and Piquet: will they still be F1 drivers in 2009?
Massa promoted to seventh
A tale of two Toro Rossos: Sebastiaan Vettel started from pole position, led 49 of 53 laps, and won the race. Sebastien Bourdais started fourth on the grid, but his car stalled leaving him a lap behind, which ruined his race. I read on another site that, ignoring his first lap problem, Bourdais’ race time … Continue reading Could Sebastien Bourdais have beaten Sebastian Vettel in the Italian GP?
Sebastien Bourdais will be moved back five places on the grid for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The Toro Rosso driver was deemed to have impeded BMW’s Nick Heidfeld during the first part of qualifying. It prevented Heidfeld from being able to reach the second part of qualifying and left him 16th. The feeling on the … Continue reading Sebastien Bourdais gets grid penalty
When we debated Sebastien Bourdais here a few weeks ago there were some reservations about the quality of his performances since he scored on his Grand Prix debut in Australia. The Toro Rosso driver has hinted why he might be having difficulty settling into F1 after five years in Champ Car. He remarked he was … Continue reading Bourdais unhappy with grooved tyres
For many years, Sebastien Bourdais was the driver everyone thought deserved a crack at Formula 1. He won the Formula 3000 championship (since replaced by GP2) and claimed the final four Champ Car titles before the series collapsed. With only six Formula 1 starts to his name it’s hard to draw solid conclusions about his … Continue reading Sebastien Bourdais: the driver debates
Giancarlo Fisichella reckons Sebastien Bourdais caused him to crash at the start of the Turkish Grand Prix. Fisichella said: I made a good start but then under braking Bourdais changed direction twice and I couldn’t brake in time and went into the back of the Williams Looking at the video it’s hard to agree with … Continue reading Video: Fisichella blames Bourdais for crash with Nakajima in Turkish GP
Sebastian Bourdais brought the curtain down on his Champ Car career in typical style – by routing the field at Mexico City. He passed pole sitter Will Power early on as Power struggled to keep pace due to the hand injury he picked up at Surfers’ Paradise.
Toro Rosso’s new driver for 2008 Sebastien Bourdais drew his career in the American Champ Car series to a close with his 31st win in 73 races. Bourdais had already wrapped up his fourth consecutive championship in five years years in the series. It might not be as competitive a championship as it was in … Continue reading Sebastien Bourdais ends Champ Car career with victory