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Sébastien Bourdais

Sébastien Bourdais
Bourdais in 2006
Nationality French
Born Sébastien Olivier Bourdais
(1979-02-28) 28 February 1979
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
72 races run over 6 years
Team(s) No. 11 (KVSH Racing)
Best finish 10th (2014)
First race 2005 Indianapolis 500 (Indy)
Last race 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Sonoma)
First win 2014 Honda Indy Toronto (Exhibition Place)
Last win 2015 ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 (Milwaukee Mile)
Wins Podiums Poles
3 7 2
Champ Car career
73 races run over 5 years
Years active 20032007
Best finish 1st (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)
Wins Podiums Poles
31 44 31
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 20082009
Teams Scuderia Toro Rosso
Entries 27
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 6
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2008 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2009 German Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 19992002, 2004, 2007, 20092012
Teams Larbre Compétition, Pescarolo Sport, Peugeot Sport
Best finish 2nd (2007, 2009, 2011)
Class wins 0
Statistics current as of 7 August 2015.

Sébastien Olivier Bourdais[1] (born 28 February 1979) is a French professional racing driver. He is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Champ Car World Series, having won four successive championships from 2004 to 2007.

He drove in Formula One for the Toro Rosso team during the 2008, and start of 2009 season, but was unable to translate his past successes to that competition. Bourdais currently drives for KV Racing Technology in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Contents

  • Early years 1
    • Karting 1.1
    • Junior formulae 1.2
    • Formula 3000 1.3
  • Champ Car career 2
  • Formula One career 3
    • Pre-Champ Car 3.1
    • Toro Rosso 3.2
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans 4
  • Superleague Formula 5
  • Sports and touring car racing career 6
  • IndyCar career 7
  • Motorsports career results 8
    • Career summary 8.1
    • Complete International Formula 3000 results 8.2
    • American open–wheel racing results 8.3
      • CART/Champ Car 8.3.1
      • IndyCar Series 8.3.2
      • Indianapolis 500 8.3.3
    • Complete Formula One results 8.4
    • Superleague Formula results 8.5
    • Sports car racing 8.6
      • Le Mans 24 Hours results 8.6.1
      • American Le Mans Series results 8.6.2
      • Le Mans Series results 8.6.3
      • Intercontinental Le Mans Cup results 8.6.4
      • FIA World Endurance Championship results 8.6.5
      • 24 Hours of Daytona results 8.6.6
      • Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series results 8.6.7
      • United SportsCar Championship results 8.6.8
    • Touring car racing 8.7
      • V8 Supercar results 8.7.1
  • Notes 9
  • External links 10

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.

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.

Formula 3000

Following his success in the lower formulae, Bourdais joined the Tomáš Enge, who had scored the most points, was penalised for failing a drug test.[2]

Champ Car career

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.

He followed this up with another victory at 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.

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 were 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.
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] Breach of contract, Bourdais had a viable case, and was advised by counsel to file suit.[8] Realization their legal position was, at best, tenuous, Toro Rosso relented with a $2.1 million out-of-court settlement to Bourdais, to skirt impending litigation.[9]

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. Victory in Saturday's opening race and a runner-up finish 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.

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

Bourdais made his IRL debut at the 2005 Indianapolis 500. His first full-time season in the IRL (2011) with Dale Coyne, Bourdais wound up 23rd in the championship. In a second rate team with 3rd rate equipment, yet even still, scoring fastest race lap at Edmonton, it became apparent to the trained eye Bourdais was, slowly but surely, acclimating well to the peculiarities of IndyCar's spec-series venue.

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 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.

Motorsports career results

Career summary

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
1995 French Formula Renault Campus ? 10 0 0 194 9th
1996 French Formula Renault La Filière 15 0 0 66 7th
1997 French Formula Renault La Filière 18 5 4 172 2nd
Eurocup Formula Renault ? ? ? 26 10th
1998 French Formula Three La Filière 22 0 0 98 6th
British Formula 3 1 0 0 0 NC
Masters of Formula Three 1 0 0 N/A 20th
Macau Grand Prix Équipe de France 1 0 0 N/A NC
1999 French Formula Three La Filière 20 3 8 229 1st
FIA European Formula Three Cup 1 0 0 N/A NC
Masters of Formula Three 1 0 0 N/A 10th
24 Hours of Le Mans – GTS Larbre Compétition 1 0 0 N/A NC
Macau Grand Prix Équipe de France 1 0 0 N/A NC
2000 International Formula 3000 Gauloises Formula 10 1 0 9 9th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP 900 Pescarolo Sport 1 0 0 N/A 4th
American Le Mans Series – LMP 1 0 0 13 53rd
2001 International Formula 3000 DAMS 12 1 1 26 4th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP 900 Pescarolo Sport 1 0 0 N/A 4th
American Le Mans Series – LMP 900 1 0 0 18 31st
FIA Sportscar Championship – SR1 2 0 0 0 NC
FFSA GT Championship – GT Cup Larbre Compétition 1 1 0 13 42nd
FIA GT Championship 2 0 0 12 17th
2002 Formula One Arrows Test driver
Renault
International Formula 3000 Super Nova Racing 12 6 3 56 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP 900 Pescarolo Sport 1 0 0 N/A 10th
FIA Sportscar Championship – SR1 3 1 2 55 4th
FIA GT Championship Larbre Compétition 2 0 1 20 14th
2003 CART Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 18 5 3 159 4th
1000 km of Le Mans – LMP 1 Pescarolo Sport 1 0 0 N/A 2nd
2004 Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 14 8 7 369 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP 1 Pescarolo Sport 1 0 0 N/A NC
2005 Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 13 6 6 348 1st
IndyCar Series 1 0 0 18 28th
International Race of Champions N/A 4 2 1 46 5th
American Le Mans Series – GT1 Larbre Compétition 1 0 0 0 NC
Rolex Sports Car Series – DP Newman Racing/Silverstone Racing 1 0 0 6 89th
2006 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 14 6 7 387 1st
American Le Mans Series – GT2 Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz 2 0 1 45 18th
Rolex Sports Car Series – DP Doran Racing 1 0 0 3 108th
Grand-Am Cup – GS Multimatic Motorsports 1 0 0 24 94th
2007 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 14 6 8 364 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP1 Team Peugeot Total 1 1 0 N/A 2nd
2008 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 18 0 0 4 17th
2009 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 9 0 0 2 19th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP1 Team Peugeot Total 1 0 0 N/A 2nd
American Le Mans Series – LMP1 1 0 0 26 23rd
Superleague Formula Sevilla FC 8 1 2 2531 9th1
FFSA GT Championship Larbre Compétition 2 0 0 0 NC
2010 Superleague Formula Olympique Lyonnais 10 0 1 2352 18th2
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP1 Team Peugeot Total 1 1 0 N/A NC
Le Mans Series – LMP1 1 1 1 18 21st
American Le Mans Series – LMP1 1 0 0 0 NC
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup – LMP1 1 0 0 N/A N/A
Rolex Sports Car Series – DP Crown Royal/NPN Racing 1 0 0 0 69th
V8 Supercar Championship Series Tekno Autosports 2 0 0 N/A NC
2011 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 9 0 0 188 23rd
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP1 Team Peugeot Total 1 0 0 N/A 2nd
Le Mans Series – LMP1 3 0 2 0 NC
American Le Mans Series – LMP1 1 0 0 N/A NC
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup – LMP1 4 0 3 N/A N/A
International V8 Supercar Championship Triple Eight Race Engineering 2 0 1 288 39th
2012 IndyCar Series Dragon Racing 10 0 0 173 25th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP1 Pescarolo Team 1 0 0 N/A NC
FIA World Endurance Championship – LMP1 2 0 0 0.5 86th
Rolex Sports Car Series – DP Starworks Motorsport 3 0 1 97 17th
International V8 Supercar Championship Triple Eight Race Engineering 2 0 1 0 NC
2013 IndyCar Series Dragon Racing 19 0 0 370 12th
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series – DP Starworks Motorsport 7 0 0 160 18th
2014 IndyCar Series KV Racing Technology 19 2 1 461 10th
United SportsCar Championship – Prototype Action Express Racing 3 1 1 100 24th
2015 IndyCar Series KV Racing Technology 14 0 2 379* 6th*
United SportsCar Championship – Prototype Action Express Racing 2 0 1 69* 9th*

* Season in progress.

  • 1 Includes points scored by other Sevilla FC drivers.
  • 2 Includes points scored by other Olympique Lyonnais drivers.

Complete International Formula 3000 results

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2000 Gauloises Formula IMO
Ret
SIL
10
CAT
8
NÜR
4
MON
Ret
MAG
2
A1R
9
HOC
DNS
HUN
14
SPA
Ret
9th 9
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
4th 26
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
1st 56

American open–wheel racing results

()

CART/Champ Car

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
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
4th 159
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
1st 369^
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
1st 348
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
1st 387
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
1st 364
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Top 5s Top 10s Championships
5 1 73 31 31 52 59 4
^ New points system introduced in 2004

IndyCar Series

()

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2005 Newman/Haas Racing Panoz Honda HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
12
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON 28th 18
2011 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara Honda 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 23rd 188
2012 Lotus-Dragon Racing Dallara DW12 Lotus STP
21
ALA
9
LBH
17
SAO
18
25th 173
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
12th 370
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
10th 461
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
10th 406
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Top 5s Top 10s Championships
6 4 72 2 3 14 28 0

Indianapolis 500

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2005 Panoz Honda 15 12 Newman/Haas
2012 Dallara Chevrolet 25 20 Dragon Racing
2013 Dallara Chevrolet 15 29 Dragon Racing
2014 Dallara Chevrolet 17 7 KV Racing Technology
2015 Dallara Chevrolet 7 11 KV Racing Technology

Complete Formula One results

()

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 WDC Points
2008 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2B Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
7†
MAL
Ret
BHR
15
ESP
Ret
TUR
Ret
17th 4
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 19th 2
Did not finish the race but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race

Superleague Formula results

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

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2009 Sevilla FC Reid Motorsport MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR 9th 253
N/A 11 2 1 1 3 N/A 2 6 2
2010 Olympique Lyonnais LRS Formula SIL ASS MAG JAR NÜR ZOL BRH ADR POR ORD BEI NAV 18th 235
15 1 4 17 DN X 9 15 X 7 18 X 14 17 X

Sports car racing

Le Mans 24 Hours results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1999 Larbre Compétition Jean-Pierre Jarier
Pierre de Thoisy
Porsche 911 GT2 GTS 134 DNF DNF
2000 Pescarolo Sport Olivier Grouillard
Emmanuel Clérico
Courage C52-Peugeot LMP900 344 4th 4th
2001 Pescarolo Sport Jean-Christophe Boullion
Laurent Rédon
Courage C60-Peugeot LMP900 271 13th 4th
2002 Pescarolo Sport Jean-Christophe Boullion
Franck Lagorce
Courage C60-Peugeot LMP900 343 10th 9th
2004 Pescarolo Sport Emmanuel Collard
Nicolas Minassian
Courage C60-Judd LMP1 282 DNF DNF
2007 Team Peugeot Total Stéphane Sarrazin
Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1 359 2nd 2nd
2009 Team Peugeot Total Stéphane Sarrazin
Franck Montagny
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1 381 2nd 2nd
2010 Team Peugeot Total Simon Pagenaud
Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1 38 DNF DNF
2011 Team Peugeot Total Simon Pagenaud
Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 LMP1 355 2nd 2nd
2012 Pescarolo Team Nicolas Minassian
Seiji Ara
Dome S102.5-Judd LMP1 203 NC NC

American Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2000 Pescarolo Sport LMP Courage C52 Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6 M SEB CHA SIL
7
NÜR SON MOS TEX ROS PET MON LSV ADE 53rd 13
2001 Pescarolo Sport LMP900 Courage C60 Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6 M TEX SEB
ovr:25
cls:7
DON JAR SON POR MOS MID MON PET 31st 18
2005 Larbre Compétition GT1 Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 M SEB
ovr:27
cls:10
ATL MID LIM SON POR AME MOS PET MON NC 0
2006 Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz GT2 Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8 P SEB
ovr:9
cls:1
TEX MID LIM UTA POR AME MOS PET
ovr:16
cls:3
MON 18th 45
2009 Team Peugeot Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
M SEB
2
STP LNB UTA LIM MID AME MOS PET MON 23rd 26
2010 Team Peugeot Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
M SEB
2
LNB MON UTA LIM MID AME MOS PET NC 0
2011 Peugeot Sport Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 Peugeot HDI 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
M SEB LNB LIM MOS MID AME BAL MON PET1
ovr:48
cls:11
NC N/A
1 Driver competed for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, no points awarded for the American Le Mans Series.

Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2010 Team Peugeot Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
M CAS SPA
1
ALG HUN SIL 21st 18
2011 Peugeot Sport Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 Peugeot HDI 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
M CAS SPA
8
IMO1
1
SIL1
1
EST NC 0
1 Driver competed for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, no points awarded for the Le Mans Series.

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2010 Team Peugeot Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
M SIL PET ZHU
4
2011 Peugeot Sport Total LMP1 Peugeot 908 Peugeot HDI 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
M 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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2012 Pescarolo Team LMP1 Dome S102.5 Dome S102.5 SEB SPA
15
LMS
NC
SIL SAO BHR FUJ SHA 86th 0.5

24 Hours of Daytona results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2005 Newman Racing/Silverstone Racing Paul Newman
Michael Brockman
Cristiano da Matta
Crawford DP03-Ford DP 290 DNF DNF
2006 Doran Racing B. J. Zacharias
Raul Boesel
Doran JE4-Ford DP 156 DNF DNF
2010 Crown Royal/NPN Racing Christophe Bouchut
Emmanuel Collard
Sascha Maassen
Scott Tucker
Riley Mk. XI-BMW DP 619 DNF DNF
2013 Starworks Motorsport Ryan Dalziel
Allan McNish
Alex Popow
Riley Mk. XXVI-Ford DP 696 6th 6th
2014 Action Express Racing Christian Fittipaldi
João Barbosa
Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype P 695 1st 1st
2015 Action Express Racing Christian Fittipaldi
João Barbosa
Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype P 740 2nd 2nd

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series results

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

Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2005 Newman Racing/Silverstone Racing Crawford DP03 Ford DP DAY
25
HOM CAL LAG CMT WAT1 BAR WAT2 DAY2 MDO PHX WAT3 VIR MEX 89th 6
2006 Doran Racing Doran JE4 Ford DP DAY
28
MEX HOM LBH VIR LAG PHX LRP WAT1 DAY2 BAR WAT2 INF MIL 108th 3
2010 Crown Royal/NPN Racing Riley Mk. XI BMW 5.0L V8 DP DAY
9†
HOM BAR VIR LRP LAG WAT1 MDO DAY2 NJ WAT2 CGV MIL NC 0
2012 Starworks Motorsport Riley Mk. XXVI Ford DP DAY BAR HOM NJ BIP MDO RA WAT1
3
IMS
1
WAT2
2
CGV LAG LRP 17th 97
2013 Starworks Motorsport Riley Mk XXVI Ford DP DAY
6
TXS
BAR ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
8
IMS
11
ELK
9
KAN
13
LGA
5
LRP
5
18th 160
  • † Bourdais did not complete sufficient laps to score points.
Series Summary
Years Teams Starts Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Championships
5 4 7 0 1 2 1 0

United SportsCar Championship results

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

Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2014 Action Express Racing Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype Chevrolet 5.0L V8 P DAY
1
SIR
3
LBH
LS
DET
KAN
S6H
MSP
IMS
ELK
VIR
COA
PET
2
30th 100
2015 Action Express Racing Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype Chevrolet 5.0L V8 P DAY
2
SIR
1
LBH LS DET S6H MSP LRP ELK
VIR
COA
PET
3/1
11th 105

Touring car racing

V8 Supercar results

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Final Pos Points
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
NC 0 †
2011 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VE 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
39th 288
2012 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VE 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
NC 0 †
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
36th 423

† Not Eligible for points

Notes

  1. ^ "Sebastien Bourdais". news.bbc.co.uk. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Who's Who: Sebastien Bourdais". F1Fanatic.co.uk. 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2007. 
  3. ^ The Official Formula 1 Website
  4. ^ "Bourdais replaces Liuzzi for 2008". F1Fanatic.co.uk. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2007. 
  5. ^ James Allen's verdict itv.com F1
  6. ^ Beer, Matt (6 February 2009). "Bourdais confirmed at Toro Rosso". autosport.com ( 
  7. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (16 July 2009). "Toro Rosso confirms Bourdais' exit". autosport.com ( 
  8. ^ "Toro Rosso confirms Bourdais' exit". itv-f1.com ( 
  9. ^ "Toro Rosso settles with Bourdais". gp.com. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Audi claim victory as Peugeot crumble".  
  11. ^ "Bourdais to compete in Superleague". Auto Trader. 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Bourdais joins Superleague Formula". AOL. 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  13. ^ "Bourdais wins on Superleague debut". ITV-F1. 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  14. ^ "Superleague: Bourdais wins Estoril super final". Racer. 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  15. ^ "Bourdais making his mark in Superleague, wins race one at Monza". AutoWeek. 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 ( 

External links

  • Official website
  • Sébastien Bourdais driver statistics at Racing-Reference
  • Sébastien Bourdais at Driver Database
  • Sébastien Bourdais at IndyCar.com
  • Le Site des Fans de Sébastien Bourdais
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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