Hitting the ground running: Bourdais's Superleague debut

Hitting the ground running: Bourdais's Superleague debut

After a rather miserable time in Formula 1, Sebastien Bourdais moved to Superleague to try to revive old glory days. And he hit the ground running, as he tells Charles Bradley

"If you'd have told me that I was going to win the super final after practice and qualifying, I'd have probably laughed at you!" Sebastien Bourdais was not renowned in the Formula 1 paddock for his sense of humour – in fact, quite the reverse. But he had plenty of reasons to be miserable over his plight after 27 grands prix with Scuderia Toro Rosso. Six points, and a best finish of seventh, was hardly the return he was looking for after winning the Champ Car title four times in America.

His exit from the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in July proved to be his last – for now, at least – from F1. Less than two months later he was back on a starting grid, this time in the football club-based Superleague Formula single-seater category, driving for Spanish La Liga side Sevilla.

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