Sebastien Bourdais dropped by Toro Rosso

Le Seb's F1 career with Toro Rosso came to an end ...

Le Seb's F1 career with Toro Rosso came to an end ...

So, it is official now. Sebastien Bourdais’ F1 career with Scuderia Toro Rosso is over. The team has decided to bring new driver for Hungarian GP. Franz Tost:

“In Sébastien’s second year with us, the partnership has not met our expectations and therefore we have decided to replace him as from the next round of the World Championship, the Hungarian Grand Prix.”

And so Sébastien Bourdais becomes the first driver since Scott Speed in 2007 to be dropped by the team during the season (if we do not count Alex Wurz who dropped himself and retired the same year with a race to go). He also joins the privileged company of Juan Pablo Montoya, Jacques Villeneuve and others – the drivers whos F1 seasons or careers ended in July

No replacement has been confirmed yet although it is widely expected that Spanish youngster Jaime Alguersuari will get the seat and become the youngest ever F1 race driver.

Photo: Red Bull Media

6 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry to see him go, but not surprised. With six new open seats next year, he may well be back.

  2. autoNo Gravatar says:

    i dont know about another chance but i know he is suing Toro Rosso

  3. joac21No Gravatar says:

    they should wait till the upgrade they have in hungary,,, but im not sure,, i think everybody including me was just too disapointed with him…

  4. TimmieNo Gravatar says:

    His lack of motivation while driving an under performing car definitely hurt his chances of staying any longer than he did.

    Being one second off the pace in qualifying along at the German Grand Prix couldn’t have helped either.

    I agree with Wolf, he won’t get another chance even with a whole new group of seast available, there are too many other drivers waiting in the wings for a chance. I would rather see guys like De La Rosa, Klein, Senna, Hulkenberg and Grojean to get a go.

  5. [...] widely expected Scuderia Toro Rosso has confirmed Jaime Alguersuari as a replacement for Sebastien Bourdais. Team’s official website informs that Alguersuari’s Formula One debut will be this [...]

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