Qualified: 16th
Finished: 20th“A disappointing end to the season for the Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing team. I ran a pretty strong race…came back from 16th to seventh. I made a couple of good moves, passed a bunch of people. Unfortunately, at the end there, Graham (Rahal) was struggling a little bit and I got a run out of turn six. He kind of stayed in the middle of the track. Then I tried to cross, he moved with me and I couldn’t get out of the wake. It sucked my car in, we touched and I spun him around. We got a penalty for it, which ended his race and mine. It’s disappointing, but we will keep on fighting and come back stronger next year.”

Fast Facts:

  • The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season was Bourdais 10th IndyCar season (Champ Car, 5: IndyCar, 5. Drove one IndyCar event in 2005, the Indy 500).
  • The 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma was Bourdais’ 147th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 34th with KVSH Racing and fifth at Sonoma Raceway.
  • Bourdais finished the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season 10th in the championship standings with 406 points.
  • In the 16 races held this year he earned eight top-10 finishes with four top-five showings and two wins, (Detroit Race 2 and Milwaukee).
  • In five starts at Sonoma Raceway, Bourdais has a best finish of sixth, in 2011.
  • In 147 career Verizon IndyCar Series starts, he has won 34 races, which ties him for seventh on the all-time list with Al Unser Jr. and earned 33 pole positions, tied for seventh all-time.
  • Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive championships, taking the Champ Car World Series title in 2004 – 2007.
  • Bourdais, 36, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.