Sebastien Bourdais will soon be back behind the wheel of an NTT IndyCar Series car again.
The 41 year-old French driver was suddenly left without a seat for the 2020 season, when Dale Coyne Racing unexpectedly terminated the contract with him in November 2019. He quickly landed a deal with Action Express Racing in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where he currently races.
He did sign a 4-race deal with A. J. Foyt Enterprises for 2020 later on. But the COVID-19 situation made a mess of those plans, with all the rescheduling, and subsequent clashes with the IMSA schedule.
Bourdais has however just signed a new deal with A. J. Foyt Enterprises, which includes the last three races of 2021, plus a full 2021 season in car #14. Dalton Kellett, who has done some of the rounds this year, will instead race in the team’s third car, #41. He did manage to test #14 prior to the season, where he showed very good lap times during the few hours he got before he had to hand over to Kellett.
The quadruple Champ-Car Champion Bourdas is currently in his home town Le Mans, where he will participate in the 24 hours race this weekend.