Qualifying:
Round 1 (Group 1): Sixth – 61.1450 secs/105.978 mph
Round 2: Eighth – 60.6711 secs/106.805 mph
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
Qualified: Eighth

“Obviously, not as good a qualifying session as last year, not as competitive as the Hydroxycut KVSH Racing team would have liked. Everything came back together very late so we didn’t get in all the work we needed. We will just keep digging. That is what we do. It’s tough, there are big teams with a lot of resources and we go out there with are limited tools and try and give them a run for their money. Eighth is not where we wanted to start, but we are looking forward to a good race tomorrow.”

Fast Facts:

  • Bourdais has now qualified in the top-10 three times in six attempts at St. Petersburg. In addition to today’s eighth place qualifying position he has a pole in his St. Pete debut in 2003 and a sixth place starting spot in 2015.
  • In his five previous races in St. Pete his best finish is sixth last year.
  • Bourdais is contesting his 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing.
  • The 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be Bourdais’ 148th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 35th with KVSH Racing and sixth on the streets of St. Petersburg (seventh appearance, did not start in 2011).
  • In 147 career IndyCar starts, Bourdais has won 34 races and taken 33 pole positions, tying him for seventh on the all-time list in each category.
  • Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships, taking the title in 2004 – 2007 (Champ Car World Series).
  • Bourdais contested 27 Formula One races (2008-2009)
  • Bourdais, 37, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

You can catch all the action of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on:
TV Broadcast: Live ABC Network at 12:30 p.m. ET
Radio Broadcast: XM 209 and IMS IndyCar Radio
Online: IndyCar.com and Verizon IndyCar 15 app