Bourdais hurt in accident – misses Le Mans

Sebastien Bourdais has been hurt in a solo accident in the qualifying for Indy 500 in USA.

The Frenchman, born in Le Mans, broke his hip and pelvis in several places and had to undergo a surgery. Fortunately the surgery went well, but the damage means that he will be out of a race car for the rest of the season.

That means that he will miss out on 24 Hours of Le Mans in four weeks too, where he should have been a part of the Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA #68, where he and his teammates Joey Hand and Dirk Müller won in 2016. Now the team has to find a replacement driver.

Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK
Photo: JJ Media

For the Daytona 24 Hours we saw Tony Kanaan in a Ford, but he was already replaced at Sebring. In 2016 we had Marino Franchitti in a Ford, but he no longer has a contract with the team, after the parties ended their collaboration after Le Mans 2016.

So it will be exciting to see who will be in the car, when the big race in France starts in four weeks.

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