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. He won the Spa 24 Hours in 2002 with Christophe Bouchut, David Terrien and Vincent Vosse in a Larbre Compétition Chrysler Viper GTS-R. Bourdais earned most of his wealth from working as a professional driver. Bourdais qualified in fourth place for the 2008 Italian Grand Prix. 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. He joined Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2008 and benefited from the team’s improving fortunes to lead the Japanese Grand Prix. Bourdais won a third consecutive Champ Car title in 2006. 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. 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. Andretti [20] The surgery was successful but Bourdais was forced to sit out for most of the season to recover. He was born on February 28, 1979, in Le Mans, France. After KV Racing went down to one team for 2016, Bourdais struggled with a lone win again at Detroit. 2006  S. Bourdais 2003  P. Tracy The couple has two children, daughter Emma Camille (born on December 2, 2006) and son Alex (born in 2009). 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. He also won his class at the 2006 12 Hours of Sebring in a Panoz Esperante. This marked his best weekend of the season and his first World Championship points since Melbourne. Le pilote sarthois raconte ces 24 Heures du Mans pas comme les autres, dont il s’apprête à prendre le départ au volant de la Ferrari Risi (LM GTE Pro), samedi 19 septembre. 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. Bourdais recorded incredibly fast laps before the car retired due to an engine failure with Collard at the wheel. Bourdais returned to F1 in 2007 after being given several tests with Scuderia Toro Rosso. His record also included podium finishes in 10 out of 14 events and qualifying results no lower than third all season. Catégories populaires He shared a Courage C60 with Jean-Christophe Boullion and Laurent Rédon in 2001 but it retired after 271 laps. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller Motorsports entry, alongside Joao Barbosa.[18]. His car, the response teams and the SAFER barriers around the track kept Sébastien Bourdais alive. 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. Bourdais was emotional in victory lane and said "he never doubted that he would run in IndyCar again". 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. Sébastien Bourdais était d'humeur détendue à Mexico, en 2006. 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. He drove the same model the next year and finished ninth in the LMP900 class with Bouillon and Franck Lagorce. Bourdais suffered a fracture to his right hip and multiple fractures to his pelvis. Against stiff opposition, Bourdais finished 2014 scoring 5 top-5s, and 10th overall in the 2014 IRL championship. Bourdais qualified ninth for the Belgian Grand Prix. 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. On 20 May 2017, Bourdais was involved in a single-car accident while qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. In 2006, he won a 3rd consecutive Champ Car title. 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. His first win was in the series at Silverstone. He returned in 2000, finishing fourth with Emmanuel Clérico and Olivier Grouillard for the Pescarolo team behind the three dominant Audis. 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. TORONTO (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais is trading in … 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. 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. Bourdais started The Firestone St. Petersburg Grand Prix in 14th place. [citation needed], Bourdais progressed to single-seater racing in 1995, finishing 9th in the Formula Campus by Renault and Elf Championship. Moreover, he is the only Indy car driver to win four consecutive championships (2004-2007). 1989  E. Fittipaldi The 2018 Indianapolis 500 (branded as the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil for sponsorship reasons) was a Verizon IndyCar Series held on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. In February 2020, he joined A. J. Foyt Racing to drive part-time in the 2020 IndyCar Series season. His KVSH race engineer Olivier Boisson would also follow him to DCR. The team also found steady sponsorship in the form of SealMaster, and SportClips Haircuts. [7] Bourdais was advised by counsel to file suit for breach of contract by Toro Rosso, as he had a viable case. 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. 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. After his contract with Toro Rosso was ended in 2009, the Italian team settled with Sébastien with a $2.1 million payment. 1982  R. Mears [17] Wheldon had been set to contest the event but lost his life in the 2011 IndyCar season finale just a week earlier. Bourdais earned most of his wealth from working as a professionaldriver. Moreover, he is the only Indy car driver to win four consecutive championships (2004-2007). Sébastien Bourdais chez Ford pour les 24 heures du Mans StartandStop.fr c'est un blog automobile hybride avec des vidéos, des essais et toute l'actualité des voitures sportives. 66 Ford GT In 1996, he was part of the winning Sologne Karting team which won the 24-hour Le Mans kart race at the Circuit Alain Prost. 1981  R. Mears He followed this up with another victory at the Lausitzring. In 2003, he joined Newman/Haas Racing for the CART season. He has also participated in the Bathurst 1000 once, finishing ninth with Lee Holdsworth in 2015. I’ve come a long way and I enjoyed my stay in Champ Car.”. On 6 February 2009 however he was confirmed as a Toro Rosso driver for a second year, partnering Swiss rookie Sébastien Buemi. Sébastien Bourdais s'est confié à Motorsport.com avant sa participation aux 24 Heure sud Mans avec le Risi Competizione. Therefore, Sébastien Bourdais has an estimated net worthof $4.8 million. 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. After leaving Toro Rosso, he signed up to drive the Sevilla FC car in the Superleague Formula series. He drove in Formula One for the Toro Rosso team during 2008, and the start of the 2009 season, returned to America in the united IndyCar Series in 2011, and has raced sports cars throughout his career, winning his home race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE-Pro class in 2016. 1991  Mi. With a runner-up finish in Mexico City, he clinched the Rookie of the Year title and finished 4th in the overall standings. He won the series outright in 1999, with eight wins and three poles. Formula 1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso While fame and some fortune was ensured in America, Bourdais still hankered after F1. 14 car for AJ Foyt Enterprises as part-time in the NTT Indycar Series. During the 2008 and 2009 seasons, he drove in Formula One for the Toro Rosso team. 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]. 2000  G. de Ferran, 2001  G. de Ferran Sébastien Bourdais a bénéficié d'un drapeau jaune pour remonter dans le top 5 en fin d'épreuve à Austin tandis que cette neutralisation a coûté de nombreuses places à Simon Pagenaud. At the British Grand Prix Bourdais collided with McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen, again ending the race for both. [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 August 2007, he replaced Italian professional racing driver Vitantonio Liuzzi at Red Bull’s b-team, Toro Rosso, as team-mate to German racing driver Sebastian Vettel. La Grèce accusée d'avoir expulsé et largué en mer plus de 1 000 migrants dans des embarcations de fortune 14h57 Faits divers Un trafic de stupéfiants démantelé à Puygouzon dans … Later, he joined the Prost Junior Team in the International F3000 Championship. Horoscope and natal chart of Sébastien Bourdais, born on 1979/02/28: you will find in this page an excerpt of the astrological portrait and the interpration of the planetary dominants. With 45 minutes left, Sébastien Bourdais … Ce qui semble acquis actuellement, c’est que le salaire de Sébastien Bourdais pourrait être de minimum 1,5 millions d’euros voir 2 millions d’euros, brut. [25] On 15 September, Bourdais was confirmed as a full-time driver for Foyt in 2021.[26]. The car, which he shared with Pierre de Thoisy and Jean-Pierre Jarier, retired after 134 laps with engine failure. 1998  A. Zanardi Sébastien Bourdais (KV) ne s’était plus imposé sur ovale depuis Milwaukee 2006. Later, he underwent surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Présent aux 24 Heures du Mans en GTE Pro aux côtés d'Olivier Pla et Jules Gounon, Sébastien Bourdais a découvert sur le tas la Ferrari 488 GTE engagée par … [11][12] He won on his debut weekend at the 2009 Estoril round in the Super Final. 1999  J. Montoya 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 teammate Junqueira by 28 points. 1992  B. Rahal On 16 July 2009, Toro Rosso announced that Bourdais would no longer be driving for the team. [citation needed], Following his success in the lower formulae, Bourdais joined the Prost Junior Team in the International F3000 Championship. 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. At the German Grand Prix he suffered a mechanical failure after qualifying last by over a second. D’après GMM Ancien pilote de l’écurie Toro Rosso, le Français Sébastien Bourdais s’en est pris à la Formule 1 en général. In 2005, Sébastien won the Champ Car title again. I take no pleasure in going over the many failures of the team, but I have no reason to think that Sébastien Bourdais 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. Bourdais went on to win pole at the very next race in Phoenix, his first on an oval since 2006. 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. In October 2011, he drove with Australian professional racing driver Jamie Whincup in the Gold Coast 600 in the Team Vodafone Holden Commodore V8 Supercar. In 2006, Sébastien Bourdais married Claire Ragot, a French track and field standout. In 2018, they applied for green cards. In 2001, Sébastien moved to the DAMS team in Formula 3000. On May 20, 2017, he was involved in a car accident (at over 230mph) while qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. “Sébastien is in good hands here at IU Methodist Hospital with the staff and now we just wait for him to recover.”. Car Nicolas Todt, son agent, perçoit vraisemblablement 20% du contrat du pilote français, soit 300.000 à 400.000 euros à soustraire du salaire cité ci-dessus. Sébastien Loeb, né le 26 février 1974 à Haguenau (), est un pilote de rallye français reconverti dans les compétitions sur circuit dans un premier temps, puis en rallye-raid et en rallycross plus récemment. [13][14] Bourdais won again at the next round, winning race 1 of the 2009 Monza round. 2007  S. 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He finished 10th in points. While racing in the junior formulae and Champ Cars, Bourdais made several appearances in other championships. All rights reserved. At St. Petersburg, Florida, Bourdais became the first rookie since Nigel Mansell to claim pole position for his very first race. 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. watch him race in France ,where I lived for 8 years with my French wife. Trois semaines auparavant, il avait décroché son troisième titre Champ Car … 3 Peugeot in 2010, but a suspension failure halted co-driver Pedro Lamy before Bourdais could turn one lap in the race. 1985  A. Unser He finished ninth in the series with one pole and a best finish of second. 1995  J. Villeneuve In 2002, Bourdais won the Spa 24 Hours with Vincent Vosse, David Terrien, and Christophe Bouchut in a Larbre Compétition Chrysler Viper GTS-R. Sébastien Olivier Bourdais (born 28 February 1979) is a French professional racing driver, who resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. He later inherited seventh place (and two Championship points) after the disqualification of Rubens Barrichello. In 2007, Sébastien won a 4th consecutive Champ Car title with victory at Lexmark Indy 300. 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. 1984  Ma. [21] Bourdais would return at Gateway and run the final three races of the season. In 2014, Sébastien won the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the Action Express Corvette DP with Brazilian former racing driver Christian Fittipaldi and Portuguese auto racing driver João Barbosa. 1983  A. Unser (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class), † Bourdais did not complete sufficient laps to score points, (key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class), 1979  R. Mears His father was a race car driver and competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and European Touring cars. 1997  A. Zanardi Accident de Romain Grosjean : des souvenirs douloureux pour Pescarolo et Bourdais Les pilotes sarthois Henri Pescarolo et Sébastien Bourdais … On 22 November 2019, Dale Coyne Racing announced that Bourdais would not return to the team in 2020. In November 2019, it was announced that Sébastien will leave the NTT IndyCar Series to join the Mustang Sampling, LLC in the 2020 and 2021 seasons of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Grew up in Tampa fl. During the 2008 and 2009 seasons, he drove in Formula One for the Toro Rosso team. He said: “We didn’t do it earlier because we didn’t know how long we would stay or how long my contracts would be.”, ”I’m just happy to be where I am now and you can bet that I will make the most out of this opportunity.”, ”The physical question is something which I undertake for the whole season and not especially for one event.”, ”Every car is particular and every series is different and your position changes obviously but the overall level of competition has gone up significantly.”, ”You can only be of help to the rookie as much as he is willing or wanting to learn from you.”, ”You can’t be friends be everybody. For the sake of Bourdais, I hope I’m wrong and Robin Miller is right. On July 16, 2009, the Italian Formula One racing team Toro Rosso announced that Sébastien would no longer be driving for the Italian racing team. The No. [2], Bourdais' next assault on Le Mans would come at the wheel of a factory-backed Peugeot 908 HDi FAP in 2007. [8] Toro Rosso settled the matter with a $2.1 million payment to Bourdais to avoid litigation.[9]. But he was alive. 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. In October 2010, Bourdais drove with Jonathon Webb in the Mother Racing Ford Falcon V8 Supercar in the Gold Coast 600. Loeb qui a récidivé en WRC vient d'être imité par son compatriote expatrié de force aux Etats Unis, Sébastien Bourdais. Few agreed with the decision â€“ 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]. 1990  A. Unser Jr. Sébastien Bourdais a été lâché par son écurie Dale Coyne Racing en Indycar il y a quelques jours. Drivers Dirk Müller, Joey Hand and Sébastien Bourdais – winners at the Le Mans 24 Hours in GTE Pro in June – combined once again to make the podium at the 10-hour race that ended in a dash to the finish. As I write these words, the day of testing is coming to an end. 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. 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. As the rain fell harder on the last lap he was overtaken by several cars on wet tyres and finished 7th. Sébastien began racing carts at the age of 6. [2] In 2005 he also competed in the International Race of Champions, winning his first stock car race at Texas Motor Speedway. This also awarded him the Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy for the second time. He was extracted from his Dale Coyne Racing cockpit and transported to the hospital where his injuries were diagnosed. Bourdais won a fourth consecutive Champ Car title in 2007 with victory at Lexmark Indy 300 on 21 October. 2004  S. Bourdais 1993  N. Mansell, 1994  A. Unser Jr. Therefore, Sébastien Bourdais has an estimated net worth of $4.8 million. [24] He finished fourth in the rescheduled St. Petersburg finale, an effort that kept the entry in the Leaders' Circle program for 2021. Bourdais, 38, was walking without crutches and says his progress is ahead of schedule. Pour Sébastien Bourdais, qui aura fait l'essentiel de sa carrière outre-Atlantique (ChampCar et IndyCar), cet ostracisme est injuste : «La F1 vit sur son île. [15] He returned for the 2010 season racing for Olympique Lyonnais.[16]. 2005  S. Bourdais 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. also many times at st Pete Grand Prix. Andretti “I want to thank Dale, Jimmy, and Sulli for giving me this opportunity to continue racing in the NTT IndyCar Series over the past few years.”, “I look forward to pursuing new opportunities in racing in the years ahead.”. That might not have been the case 20 years ago. https://racer.com/bourdais-barbosa-headed-to-jdc-miller/, https://www.indycar.com/Bourdais-citizenship-winners-plaque, https://www.motorsport.comcoyne-confirms-shock-bourdais-exit/, Jimmy Graham – Girlfriend, Net Worth, Height, Age, Biography, Jordan Calloway – Wife, Net Worth, Age, Movies, Height, Biography, Gay Talese – Net Worth, Wife, Children, Books, Quotes. He went on an off sequence pit strategy and found himself 3rd with a handful of laps to go. [22] Bourdais was also the only driver to lead laps at each of the first four races of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He is currently signed to drive the No. 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. 1996  J. Vasser In 1995, Bourdais finished ninth in the Formula Campus by Renault and Elf Championship. “Emma, she’s supportive in everything but she’s not particularly interested.”, “She’s a dance freak and all she talks about is dancing and she dances about 28 hours a week.”. By the end of the season, he had earned five more podium finishes, including a win from pole at Cleveland. In December he tested for Renault at Jerez but fellow Frenchman Franck Montagny secured the test drive instead of Bourdais.[2]. Sébastien Bourdais reconnaît que la nouvelle monoplace IndyCar qui débutera cette année offre une expérience totalement différente par rapport aux voitures alignées jusqu'en 2017. After the race an emotional Bourdais was close to tears following the result. During the race he quickly gained places and held on to fifth place for much of the distance, getting as high as 3rd and was on course for a podium position. I would also like to be wrong for Foyt’s sake. 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. He won four successive championships under Champ Car World Series sanction from 2004 to 2007. 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. 1980  J. Rutherford 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. 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. Sébastien Olivier Bourdais, né le 28 février 1979 au Mans, est un pilote automobile français.Après avoir remporté à quatre reprises le championnat du monde de Champ Car avec l'équipe Newman/Haas Racing, il a évolué en 2008 et 2009 dans le championnat du monde de Formule 1 … Bourdais tested significantly for the Toro Rosso team during the winter, though he was uncertain of a drive heading into the new year.

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