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Sebastien Bourdais

October 28th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Formula 1 Racers
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Sebastien Bourdais is one of the most successful Champ Car World drivers in the sport. The Le Mans born racer shocked the world with four consecutive wins from the year 2004 to 2007. The speed king had been introduced to the basic of the game at an early age of ten when his father introduced him to karting. He took part in a number of different karting competitions and won quite of a few of them. Bourdais didn’t waste any time getting into the single seater racing competitions as he made his debut in 1995. He managed to finish off ninth in his first year which was not such a bad performance for a rookie.

The next two years after his debut were spent in the French Formula Renault championship where he secured second positions based on his points. In 1998 he was crowned the rookie of the year as he finished off at number 6 in the French Formula 3. The next year he shocked everybody with securing an outright victory with eight wins and three poles to his credit. He then moved on to Champ Car racing in the United States which was a common trend amongst the drivers of his level. He managed to put on a great show securing a number of podium finishes and high qualifying scores. He is also credited with defending the Champ Car title in the year 2005. Later on it turned out that Bourdais was to become the first ever Champ Car driver to secure three consecutive title wins after Ten Horn from 1948.

The year 2007 saw Sebastian Bourdais announcing his return to F1 racing as a member of Toro Rosso. Despite all the spills and technical mishaps in his first Formula One championship he managed to finish off fourth which was quite a remarkable performance. He was forced to retire towards the end of the race due to an engine problem but still managed to inherit an overall 8th position. Bourdias has also been involved in other racing competitions like the 24 hour race of his home town and many others in which he has managed to give decent performances

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