Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan driver Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Seal Master Honda started the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg from 14th place and came through the field to pick up the pieces following Alexander Rossi and Robert Wickens clash in the closing stages of the race.
The Frenchman who lives in St Petersburg with his family took his second win at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in a row.
It was also the first win of the new partnership between Dale Coyne, Jimmy Vasser and James ‘Sullo’ Sullivan and speaking following the 110 lap race, Sebastien Bourdais commented by saying:
I hope history is going to repeat itself until Indy, to be honest, but yeah, it’s kind of interesting. We ended up qualifying poorly. We didn’t get a good lap. I didn’t get a good lap yesterday with one or another circumstance. With the one lap after the red flag we were comfortably in, in Group 2 prior to the red flag, and it felt like we just missed a good opportunity to start at the front. It definitely seems like this race is disjointed enough that it doesn’t really seem to matter where you start, you’re still going to have opportunities to make it happen, and we sure did today.