Four-time Champ Car Worlds Series Champion, Sebastien Bourdais, could be back in American Open-Wheel Racing. The 31-year-old Bourdais tested at Sebring on Monday, turning the quickest laps ahead of the 8 other drivers that tested at the track earlier this year.
“The car was very good and it really felt good to be back in an Indy Car,” said Bourdais. “I was not sure what to expect, but I was impressed with the way the car handled, and look forward to putting together the pieces to get back into Indy Car racing. I really believe in what Dale is doing with his team and it can be a great workable opportunity for both of us this year.”
“We have talked with Sebastien before and this is an opportunity that has great potential,” reported team owner Dale Coyne. “We are very serious about moving our effort forward and this, coupled with the continuing Boy Scouts of America program from last season, is one of the most important steps in that direction we can possibly make.”
Firestone Indy Lights pilot Martin Plowman also tested with the team.
“I am very pleased that everything went exceptionally well today,” said Plowman. “The car was very stable and quick right out of the box, allowing me to improve our times all day long.”