Sebastien Bourdais Will Drive in the Superleague Formula

The 30-year-old Frenchman who was recently ousted by Formula One's Red Bull Racing found his place in the Superleague Formula. He will compete for the FC Sevilla team.

Sebastien Bourdais will make his debut at Estoril in Portugal, but had already tested the 750 HP Superleague car at Magny-Cours last week.

"For a driver, Superleague is the best alternative to F1. Today, it's the only other championship in Europe to offer a driver the possibility of racing single seaters at a high, professional level," declared the Frenchman.

"My desire is evidently to be competitive straight away at Estoril. I only did a few laps in the car and the team is quite new to the championship, so to win as soon as my first race will not be easy for sure. I also want to have fun, which hasn't often been the case for me during this last year," said Bourdais.

"I will discover a qualifying system which is different to what I've been used to as it requires a very tactical approach. As far as the three races go, the totally reversed grid for the second reminds me of Formula Campus. This creates a lot of overtaking opportunities which improves the overall show on track, especially if the objective is to secure a place in the super final. To some degree though, Superleague Formula reminds me of racing in Champ Car," continued Sebastien.

Alongside Giorgio Pantano, Antonio Pizzonia and Enrique Bernoldi, Sebastien Bourdais will be the fourth ex-F1 driver to enter the Superleague Formula.

"Superleague Formula is very happy and very proud to welcome a driver with as many titles as Sebastien Bourdais. We're also hopeful that others will join us shortly. The more drivers we have of their calibre, the more Superleague will carve its rightful place in the modern motorsport landscape, as well as offering a quality show to its fans," declared Alex Andreu, Superleague president.
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