Sebastien Bourdais has confirmed that he if he is not ready to return to the Verizon IndyCar Series cockpit before the end of the season he does not expect his team owner Dale Coyne to hire in a crew in order to run a third car for the final races of the 2017 season.
Bourdais made his return to the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock over the weekend at the Honda Indy Toronto just seven weeks after suffering multiple pelvic fractures following a crash during qualifying for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May.
Speaking during NBCSN’s coverage of the Toronto race, Bourdais said that he was hoping to get back to get back in the car in the Verizon IndyCar Series test following the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course in just under two weeks time, however the Frenchman believes that the test may come a little too soon for him.
It was thought that Bourdais, who has made tremendous progress in his recovery following his accident could be back racing in time for the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen in September.
Bourdais will wait and see what happens following the race in Mid-Ohio.