Sebastien Bourdais underwent successful surgery Saturday night for fractures to his pelvis and right hip sustained in a crash while qualifying for the 101st Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Bourdais’ car broke loose, only to sharply turn back to the right after he tried to correct it, resulting in him spearing into the wall nearly head-on at a 45 degree angle.
“Surgery went well,” reported INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows. “I’ve met with Sebastien this morning and he was doing even better than I expected.”
Reports are that Bourdais may miss the rest of the season, however officials at Dale Coyne Racing have yet to confirm. The team is currently planning to build the backup car, but no plans for a driver have been confirmed.