Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais, who returned to the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock this weekend in Toronto for the first time since his May 20 qualifying crash for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The LeMans native who took victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in March and was considered a contender to challenge for his fifth series title was replaced by former Formula One driver Esteban Gutierrez is aiming to return to racing before the end of the season.
Bourdais is aiming to be back in the car for the IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen which takes place from September 1-3.
Should Bourdais manage to return for the race in New York it is expected that Dale Coyne Racing will run three cars for the remainder of the season of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Speaking about the test, he commented by saying:
“Unless that test goes not well and I’m really uncomfortable or not feeling up for it physically. “I should be able to make it back for the last two (races).”
Speaking about his recovery, Bourdais commented by saying:
“It’s been a bit of a long process, but we knew that going in. “The good thing is obviously things are heading in the right direction. There’s no setbacks or bad surprises, so it’s just a game of patience.”