KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais ended his 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a top ten finish at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday evening.
The Frenchman who it is widely believed will move to Dale Coyne Racing next season started the race from ninth place and came home in 10th. Bourdais ends the season in 14th place in the series standings on 404 points having ended the year with one victory which came in Detroit in June.
Speaking following the conclusion of the 2016 season, Bourdais stated:
It was a tough day for the Plantronics – KVSH Racing Team. Not the way we wanted to finish the season. It’s a top-10, but boy that was hard work. A lot of fuel saving, just a boring race. It’s too bad it finishes like that, but definitely we didn’t have the tools to fight this weekend. We tried our best and seemed to be able to make an illusion on one lap during qualifying on the red (alternate tire), but everything else seemed to be pretty average. We tried to stay clean and make it to the end. We had quite a few issues during the race with fuel consumption, burning more fuel than we thought we were and things like that, which really threw us a bit behind the eight ball. After that I really didn’t trust the numbers, so I was saving more fuel and we still almost came up short. I am glad I did, but definitely not the kind of race where you feel like you are a factor or try to fight for it. You’re just very passive, which is never a great feeling. We’ll move on.