Sébastien Bourdais looks increasingly likely to return to the American open-wheeler scene – at least according to the latest rumours – as the four-time ChampCar champion continues to test for Dale Coyne’s IndyCar outfit this week.
The Frenchman enjoyed an initial try-out with the squad the Sebring Grand Prix Circuit last month, but has returned to the Florida road course for another private test session with the team.
Adding fuel to the rumours is that Bourdais has also been listed by the team as one of its nominated drivers for the open pre-season test at Barber Motorsports Park next week.
Not widely regarded as an oval racing specialist, it is believed that any deal inked by the Frenchman would be a ‘road course only’ contract that would fit around his ongoing Le Mans Series commitments to Peugeot.
Bourdais hasn’t raced competitively in the United States since picking up his fourth and final ChampCar title in 2007, after which he had a short-lived stint with Toro Rosso as he attempted to translate his talent into Formula 1.
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