Bourdais admits F1 career 'finished'

Sebastien Bourdais is certain his Formula One career is over. After a dominant career on the American open-wheeler scene, the Frenchman switched to F1 in 2008 but struggled with Toro Rosso. The junior Red Bull team dropped him mid-way through its...

Sebastien Bourdais is certain his Formula One career is over.

After a dominant career on the American open-wheeler scene, the Frenchman switched to F1 in 2008 but struggled with Toro Rosso.

The junior Red Bull team dropped him mid-way through its next campaign and he has since raced in sports cars and the open wheel series Superleague.

Bourdais, now almost 32, recently tested an Indycar with an eye to a return to the American scene, but in an interview with sports.fr he admitted his F1 career is definitely over.

"For me, F1 is finished, and - anyway - I don't want to run at the back any more.

"Unless someone comes to me with a very interesting offer, which I doubt very much, I turned the page after the Nurburgring in 2009 and I don't miss it (F1) at all.

"I had some good races, some bad ones and some terrible (ones). I have the experience but I'll be 32 soon so I am aware that the time has passed.

"I had my chance, it didn't go exactly as I wanted, but it happened. Now, I am looking for other challenges," added Bourdais.

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais
Teams Toro Rosso