AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais had a fantastic end to the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season at the final event of the year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, the Frenchman’s home race. The LeMans native started the race from seventh place and stayed out of trouble in what was a wild race to come home in fourth place and speaking following the race he commented saying:
Well, what a race. I’m super happy for the 14 team AJ Foyt Racing and Chevrolet. Those guys were on the cusp the whole time and we were fighting for a million dollars today. We had things under control and then it seemed to slip away and finishing fourth in some pretty incredible situations there at the end with a car that was legitimately fast so really happy that we could finish the season on a high like that and looking forward to 2021
Bourdais returns to full-time NTT IndyCar Series compeition in 2021 with AJ Foyt Racing starting with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg on March 7 2021.
Charlie Kimball in the No.4 Tresiba Chevrolet had a great day as he came through the field from 20th place to finish the race in eighth place just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato and speaking following the race he commented saying:
Well today the Grand Prix of St Petersburg was a success for A.J. Foyt Racing. For us the No 4 Tresiba Chevrolet coming from a not optimum qualifying in 20th all the way through to eighth, so much credit goes to the guys in pitlane—great pit stops. They’ve had great pit stops all year—they’re in the top 10 as far as the pit stop championship among all the teams in pitlane. So much credit to them, credit to the engineers here and at home working to make the car better and better. Just had to put the laps in at the end. Got a little tight a couple of times, banged off a few people but that’s street racing in INDYCAR. It’s nice to have a double top-10 to finish out 2020 which has been tough, strange and challenging in so many ways.