Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Dale Coyne has revealed that he will likely run three cars when Sebastien Bourdais returns to racing later this season.
Bourdais who drives the No.18 Honda suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis in a crash during qualifying for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May posted a video to social media ahead of the Iowa Corn 300.
In the video, the LeMans native was by a swimming pool and revealed that he is walking unaided and that his recovery is going extremely well.
Initially Coyne said that Bourdais was unlikely to return to the cockpit this season and then it was suggested that he could be back for the season finale GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, that was recently updated to the race at Watkins Glen.
Coyne revealed in Iowa that Bourdais could return for next month’s Bommarito Automative Group 500 however Paddock Eye understands that Bourdais’ wife would prefer for him to return to racing at a regular track, not an oval course.
Bourdais’ replacement Esteban Gutierrez made an impressive oval debut in Iowa on Sunday where the Mexican finished the race in 13th place.