Bye Bye Bourdais

Bye Bye Bourdais

Sebastien Bourdais has dominated the Champ Car World Series for the past few years, all the while looking for his break in Formula One. So how does the North American paddock feel about the Frenchman's departure, now that he's finally got a seat with Toro Rosso next year?

A photographer related a story from the Champ Car event at Portland this year, where he was snapping off shots of the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing crew in pitlane during Friday morning practice.

Sebastien Bourdais pulled in, lifted his visor and immediately started complaining about his car - it didn't turn in, it drifted away from the apex, couldn't get its power down on exit. In short, it was impossible to drive.

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