Sebastien Bourdais is ruing his bad luck over the weekend a mechanical fault left him sitting on the grid at the start of the formation lap a stark contrast to his team-mate who started from pole position and went on to win the race.
Bourdais was unable to get back onto the track quickly and ended up losing a lap before he rejoined the race. Despite setting the second quickest lap of the race, he was unable to make up many places and ended the race in 18th place.
“I m not sure what happened on the grid,â€ Bourdais explained. “When I tried to get first I couldn’t and so then I let go of the flipper a bit quickly and when the gear selected I stalled, when normally the anti-stall should have come in. Then we couldn’t get neutral and that was it, I had lost a lap immediately as the race started behind the Safety Car.
“It should have been a dream weekend with a chance of finishing first and third but, sadly for me, it was first and nothing. However, this has been a great day for Sebastian and the team.”