IndyCar Driver Preview: Sebastien Bourdais

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#7 Sebastien Bourdais

  • Team: Dragon Racing
  • Engine: Chevrolet
  • Sponsors: TrueCar/McAfee
  • 2012: 25th Place, 1 Top Five

2012 WRAP: Bourdais played the “giant killer” role as much as possible in his 11 2012 starts. It began with an incredible drive from 17th to ninth in a Lotus-engined car at Barber (their only top-10 result), and also featured a fourth place at Mid-Ohio. Results went begging at Detroit, Toronto and Baltimore due to circumstances outside his control once he had access to a Chevrolet engine.

2013 OUTLOOK: Few serious IndyCar observers would argue Bourdais against being one of the top drivers in the series, and like Justin Wilson he has to make the most of the circumstances in a smaller team. He showed flashes of what he can do in 2012 and with a full season and Chevrolet engines, expect podiums and perhaps a return to victory lane for the four-time Champ Car series champion.