Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais suffered a huge crash on his Day 1 qualifying run for the 101st Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Bourdais’ No. 18 Geico Honda broke loose, but the Frenchman corrected and the car speared into the Turn 2 wall almost nose first before becoming airborne and doing a half-flip. The car quickly rotating back around and landed right-side up before sliding to a stop on the backstretch.
Bourdais was seen moving in the cockpit and the Holmatro Safety Team quickly arrived on the scene to assist. Bourdais is reported to be awake and alert and was transported to IU Methodist.
The full update from INDYCAR is here:
Medical update from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR Medical Director: Sebastien Bourdais is awake and alert and never lost consciousness. He is being transported by ground to IU Health Methodist Hospital for further evaluation.