Sebastien Bourdais

Sebastien Bourdais Sebastien Bourdais
Team Toro Rosso
Nationality French
Podiums 0
Points 6
Grand Prix entered 27
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 7 (x2)
Highest grid position 4 (x1)
Date of Birth 28/02/1979
Place of Birth Le Mans
Sebastien Bourdais
Sebastien Bourdais (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso and Gerhard Berger (AUT) Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Part Owner on the grid.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Japanese Grand Prix, Race Day, Fuji Speedway, Japan, Sunday, 12 October 2008


A tough first season with Toro Rosso, as he struggles to match the car to his driving style. Gradual improvement sees him retained for 2009.

Sebastian Bourdais (FRA) Toro Rosso Formula One Testing, 10-12 July 2007, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. World © Moy/Sutton


Secures a historic fourth Champ Car championship. After testing for Toro Rosso on three occasions, announced as a race driver for the team in 2008.

Sebastien Bourdais (FRA) Newman-Haas. Champ Car World Series, Rd1, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA. 7-9 April 2006. World © Sutton


Claims a third title in Champ Cars, scoring eight wins and nine podiums.

Sebastien Bourdais (FRA), Newman Haas Racing, won the race and his second consecutive Champ Car title. Champ Car World Series, Rd12, Lexmark Indy 300, Surfer's Paradise, Queensland, Australia. 21-23 October 2005. World © Sutton


Dominates Champs Car series for a second season and retains championship with six wins and seven podiums.

Sebastien Bourdais during practice for the Molson Indy Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 10, 2004. World © Webb/Sutton


Wins Champ Car series with seven wins and ten podiums.

Sebastien Bourdais (FRA) Newman/Haas Racing Lola Ford took pole position but crashed out of the race. CART World Series, Rd 18, Lexmark Indy 300, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, 26 October 2003. Klynsmith/Sutton


Clinches race seat with Arrows for the season but misses out when the squad is declared bankrupt. Tests for Renault, but a permanent seat fails to materialise and he heads to America to compete in Champ Cars, taking three wins in his debut season.

Sebastien Bourdais (FRA) tests the Renault R202 for the first time. Formula One Testing , 12 - 15 December 2002 Jerez, Spain. World © Moy/Sutton


Fends off Giorgio Pantano and Tomas Enge to clinch the F3000 title with three wins and eight podium finishes. Tests for the Arrows Formula One team.

Sebastien Bourdais (FRA) DAMS International F3000 Championship, Silverstone 14 July 2001. World © Moy/Sutton


Switches to the DAMS team for a second season in F3000, enjoys maiden series win at Silverstone.

Sebastien Bourdais. World ©  Sutton


Claims just one podium in his first season in F3000, while driving for the Prost team. Impresses in the Le Mans 24-hour event, finishing fourth.

Sebastien Bourdais. World ©  Sutton


Clinches French Formula Three championship in his second season, taking eight victories.

Sebastien Bourdais. World ©  Sutton


Competes in French Formula Three and is named rookie of the year.

Sebastien Bourdais. World ©  Sutton


Stays in Formula Renault for a second season.

Sebastien Bourdais. World ©  Sutton


Switches to Formula Renault, finishing the series seventh overall.

Sebastien Bourdais. World ©  Sutton


Competes in the Formula Campus series ending, the season ninth overall.


01 Jenson Button 68
02 Sebastian Vettel 47
03 Mark Webber 45.5
04 Rubens Barrichello 44
05 Felipe Massa 22
06 Jarno Trulli 21.5
07 Nico Rosberg 20.5
08 Timo Glock 13
09 Fernando Alonso 13
10 Kimi Räikkönen 10
11 Lewis Hamilton 9
12 Nick Heidfeld 6
13 Heikki Kovalainen 5
14 Sebastien Buemi 3
15 Robert Kubica 2
16 Sebastien Bourdais 2
17 Giancarlo Fisichella 0
18 Adrian Sutil 0
19 Nelsinho Piquet 0
20 Kazuki Nakajima 0