Indy 500: Bourdais suffers huge shunt in qualifying

shares
comments
Indy 500: Bourdais suffers huge shunt in qualifying
David Malsher
By: David Malsher
May 20, 2017, 9:47 PM

Sebastien Bourdais had a front three-quarter shunt with the wall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s exiting Turn 2, that sent his car tumbling upside down the short chute.

The Dale Coyne Racing-Honda driver had just set two 231mph laps that put him on top of the qualifying time charts.

He was on his third of the four-lap qualifying run when the car squirmed out of control entering Turn 2. Bourdais caught the slide but that's when the tires gripped again, as the front wheels were pointing at the wall, and a fierce shunt followed.

The car finished the crash on its wheels, and Bourdais was seen trying to lift his helmet visor but made no attempt to get out by himself.

 

The IndyCar Safety Team quickly were on the scene and put the four-time Champ Car champion on a backboard and transported him to IU Health, Methodist Hospital. He is described as awake and alert and did not lose consciousness.

Bourdais won the season-opening IndyCar race at St. Petersburg and set the fastest time of the month at IMS yesterday, clocking a 233 lap.

 

Next article
Indy 500: Qualifying procedure due to start late afternoon

Previous article

Indy 500: Qualifying procedure due to start late afternoon

Next article

Indy 500: Carpenter leads qualifying, Alonso reaches Fast Nine

Indy 500: Carpenter leads qualifying, Alonso reaches Fast Nine
Load comments

About this article

Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais
Teams Dale Coyne Racing
Author David Malsher
Article type Breaking news