IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais joins Dale Coyne Racing
Two years of offseason uncertainty had Sebastien Bourdais yearning for team stability. Dale Coyne wanted a driver who can win to boost his Verizon IndyCar Series team’s profile.
Dale Coyne Racing announced today the signing of Bourdais, who is tied for sixth on the all-time Indy car victory list with 35 and drove the past three years for KVSH Racing. The 37-year-old Frenchman drove for Coyne in 2011, but this time he’ll be working with two familiar engineers in Craig Hampson and Olivier Boisson.
Bourdais and Hampson celebrated 31 race victories and four consecutive Champ Car World Series championships from 2004-07 with Newman/Haas Racing. Boisson has been the KVSH lead engineer the past three seasons for Bourdais, who won four races in that time. Bourdais’ 35 career victories equals three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser.