• Feb 4, 2011
It's been a while since we've heard anything about Sebastien Bourdais. The French driver took the Champ Car title four years running, but when the call came to move up to F1 courtesy of Scuderia Toro Rosso, Bourdais suffered a disappointing stint, prompting his mid-season replacement with rookie driver Jaime Alguersuari.

Bourdais went on to race in Superleague Formula and at Le Mans with Peugeot, but now reports indicate that he could be eying a return to American open-wheel racing in the IndyCar Series that replaced the league he dominated for years.

The Frenchman who made his name in Champ Cars reportedly tested for Dale Coyne Racing this past week, showing promising results with the IndyCar team. While Bourdais may have nothing left to prove in Indy racing, a return to winning form could be just what the doctor ordered for his currently stagnant career.

[Source: Autosport | Image: Guillaume Baptiste/AFP/Getty]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Hahaha and he comes crawling back. I remember shortly after he got into F1, he was saying how glad he is to be out of North American racing. We don't need more whiny drivers in North America. Bourdais has a serious case of whineritus.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bourdais was the best driver in champcar in a very long time. I think if he would have been a top team driver in F1 he could have been a champion.
      • 3 Years Ago
      He was the best driver that raced on North American ovals and tracks in the past 10 years and it will be great to watch him again.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is it with all these racing drivers named Sebastian? Sebastian Loeb, Sebastian Vettel, now this guy?
        • 3 Years Ago
        This guy was before Vettel :-)

        There's also Sebastien Buemi, used to be Vettel's team-mate. Apparently, there was an era in Torro Rosso when a driver had to be called Sebastien/Sebastian to qualify for a race seat....
      • 3 Years Ago
      He had a bad stint at Toro Rosso because they gave him a crap car. Glad to have him back in America.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a shame he didn't make it in Formula 1. F1 is desperately in need of some good drivers.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Vettel, Alonso, Webber, Hamilton, Button, Massa, Barrichello, Heidfeld, Schumacher clearly show what a lack of talent there is in F1. /rolls eyes

        Seriously, all CART/Indy have been able to show is that people who dominate in the North American series tend to have uninspiring F1 careers. Bourdais, Montoya, Villeneuve (he barely won in a car that was ridiculously dominant)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well to be fair to SeaBass, he went to the worst team you could go to in F1... Torro Rosso aka the Career Crippler has had it's grubby hands in the destruction of a few careers such as Scott Speed (Never really got to see his potential due to being on Torro Rosso) and now SeaBass...

      Though I never really liked SeaBass when he was in Champcar (Mainly because he ALWAYS won haha) I do hope his return is successful and gives Dale Coyne a chance to run with the big boys of IICS.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have read in several places that SeaBass only wants to run road/street courses while Dale Coyne has another driver (to be decided) run ovals.
      • 3 Years Ago
      hahahaha
      • 3 Years Ago
      Under appreciated driver is welcomed back to North America.