Sebastien Bourdais is no longer a part of the NTT IndyCar Series, driving for Dale Coyne Racing.
Following 4 seasons with the team, the collaboration has ended very abruptly, with a very surprising press release Friday afternoon, local time.
The 4 times Champ Car Champion drove for the team in 2011, and from 2017-2019, where he delivered some of the best results ever for the team, including two wins and three other podium finishes.
He did have the worst crash of his career at Indianapolis, where he broke his hip, and was out of the car for several months.
This puts the 40 year-old Frenchman into a very tough position regarding an Indycar seat for 2020. We already have drivers like Conor Daly, James Hinchcliffe and Spencer Pigot looking for a job, and unless some new teams appear, or some existing teams enter another car, some of those names will be left out.
Dale Coyne Racing hasn’t announced the name of the new driver, but it is expected to be a driver, who brings a bit of the running budget.
The NTT IndyCar Series 2020 starts on 15 March in St. Petersburg, Florida.