NTT IndyCar Series team owner Dale Coyne has issued the following statement following the news on Friday that Sebastien Bourdais will be arriving for the team in 2020.
“I want to thank Sebastien for having the confidence to come back from his Formula 1 tour and join our team in 2011, and again for his commitment to the team during the past three years. “It is not a decision we take lightly, but due to the ever-changing landscape of Indy car racing, we have no choice but to make a change for 2020. We wish Sebastien all the best with his future racing endeavors.”
Sebastien Bourdais who joined the team in 2017 commented on the news saying:
“I want to thank Dale, Jimmy and Sulli for giving me this opportunity to continue racing in the NTT IndyCar Series over the past few years.”I look forward to pursuing new opportunities in racing in the years ahead.”
Team co owners Jimmy Vasser and James Sulli Sullivan commented saying:
We both want to thank Sebastien for the outstanding job he did driving for our teams KVSH Racing and Dale Coyne Racing Vasser-Sullivan. Looking back Seb has driven 84 races for us. In that time, we captured poles and won a lot of races. Sebastien is a great friend, a great driver, a true champion and a fantastic ambassador for our partners and Indy car racing. We wish him the best of luck in the next phase of his career where we hope there will be an opportunity for us to race together again.”
Dale Coyne Racing have confirmed that they will announce their driver plans shortly.