Bourdais looking to end win drought

Sebastien Bourdais is looking to put his run of bad luck behind him in the Champ Car World Series by winning the London Trophy at Brands Hatch this weekend

Bourdais looking to end win drought

The Frenchman, the reigning International F3000 champion, put his Newman/Haas Racing Lola on pole position for the first two races of the season, but technical problems and bad luck have seen him fail to turn this potential into race wins.

"For sure we need a win," said Bourdais. "I think for sure qualifying is going to play a big part in the race. I think it is going to be really hard to pass. If you start first then you have a good chance to win. But then I have led the first two races and I didn't get one win so strategy can still be important. It's kind of a race in-between ovals and road courses so we will see what it going on.

"It's a really hard race to call because nobody has a baseline on the cars here. It's probably one of the races where I really want to be at the top because it is closer to my home. Some of the races are 20 hours away so...

"There is pressure but is in that fact that each time we are comfortable leading a race and doing well we have something which completely ruins the race. It's very strange. I have never been this quick but so unlucky."

shares
comments
Manning expects Reynard to suit Brands

Previous article

Manning expects Reynard to suit Brands

Next article

Moreno: don't underestimate the rookies

Moreno: don't underestimate the rookies
Load comments
The one-time Schumacher rival rebooting his career Down Under Plus

The one-time Schumacher rival rebooting his career Down Under

Joey Mawson made waves in the middle of the last decade, beating future Haas Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher - among other highly-rated talents - to the 2016 German F4 title. A run in F1's feeder GP3 category only caused his career to stall, but now back in Australia Mawson's S5000 title success has set that to rights

General
May 8, 2021
The lesson football’s would-be wreckers could learn from racing Plus

The lesson football’s would-be wreckers could learn from racing

OPINION: The greed-driven push for a European Super League that threatened to tear football apart is collapsing at the seams. Motor racing's equivalent, the football-themed Superleague Formula series of 2008-11, was everything that the proposed ESL never could be

General
Apr 21, 2021
The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan Plus

The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan

Having had the door to F1 slammed in his face and come within three laps of winning the Indianapolis 500, the collapse of a Peugeot LMP1 shot meant Japan was Bertrand Baguette's last chance of a career. But it's one which he has grasped with both hands

General
Feb 27, 2021
The female all-rounder who arrived "too early" Plus

The female all-rounder who arrived "too early"

From Formula 3 to truck racing, Dakar and EuroNASCAR via a winning stint in the DTM, there's not much Ellen Lohr hasn't seen in a stellar racing career that highlights the merit in being a generalist. But she believes her career came too early...

General
Feb 17, 2021
How Radical's latest machines fare on track Plus

How Radical's latest machines fare on track

The lightweight sportscar manufacturer has not rewritten the rulebook with its latest machines, but the new SR3 XX and SR10 still provide a step forward on its previous successful models

General
Feb 8, 2021
The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction Plus

The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction

The forthcoming Netflix film linking the world of underworld crime and motorsport plays on a theme that isn't exactly new. Over the years, several shady figures have attempted to make it in racing before their dubious dealings caught up with them

General
Jan 31, 2021
How a GP is thriving in a COVID-free territory Plus

How a GP is thriving in a COVID-free territory

The New Zealand Grand Prix's mix of rising talent and big-name stars thrilled the crowds (yes, remember crowds?) assembled for the Toyota Racing Series meeting at Hampton Downs last weekend and left distant observers craving a repeat

General
Jan 26, 2021
How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going Plus

How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going

OPINION: The 67th edition of the Macau Grand Prix might have been a largely muted affair to the outside world without its international influx and star line-ups, another victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organisers deserve huge credit for keeping the party going

General
Nov 24, 2020