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August 19, 2008

One of the Reasons Folks Think of Frenchies as Cowards

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:40 pm

Sebastien Bourdais is a very talented race car driver. I once saw him go from the back of the field to the front of the field in a Denver champcar street deal when they used to rent the Pepsi Center parking lot. In his only Indianapolis start he caused a crash mostly due to over aggressive driving. After making mincemeat of the ‘competition’ in champcar for a few years before just before that series killed itself, he flew across the pond to bring up the rear in F-1.


Naturally, rumors are running rampant about what could soon be his also-ran status. A natural speculation is whether he will join Indy Racing. One of the forum contributors located and linked a German article that asked about such speculation.




Evidently Bourdais is not a fan of the ovals even though he has only raced on a handful of them and won a lot. Loosely translated, one of the paragraphs indicated that he discussed Indy Racing with his pregnant wife Claire but neither thinks it is a good idea because evidently they stupidly believe that if you crash you will end up in a wheelchair, and he would not enjoy that. Who would? Hell, it could be worse. Just ask Alex Zanardi. Oh wait. That happened in cart.


Here is something that is amazing to me. He is married? To a woman? And she is pregnant? I sort of had other thoughts about his, um, orientation. Not that there is anything wrong with that. What is annoying is his propensity for being cowardly, made obvious simply through arrogant rhetoric.


It is a genuine shame ignorance and poor sportsmanship exuded by the Bourdais rhetoric pollutes the greatest sport in the world. Maybe he will really be a hypocrite and join NASCAR to fail some more.


He could have been great.




  1. I definitely agree he would be wonderful

    Comment by planet irl — August 19, 2008 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  2. One could also argue that it’s beyond ignorant to assume homosexuality=cowardice. To be perfectly honest that inference makes you look like the highest caliber of douche-bag and takes away any validity you have in other arguments. You’ve lost a reader sir.

    Comment by The American Mutt — August 19, 2008 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  3. I wish Speed, Allmendinger and Bourdais would come back as much as anyone. Won’t happen until each of them has hit rock bottom. They are making too much money racing elsewhere. O

    ur first clue should have been Villeneuve coming back to race NASCAR! Pathetic state of affairs. I think we’re several years away from Indycar righting its ship.

    Comment by Demond Sanders — August 19, 2008 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

  4. At least Zanardi is still alive. Sebastien Bourdais won the 1999 French Formula Three Championship, the 2002 24 Hours of Spa, and the 2002 Formula 3000 Championship. He just might have more speed than Danica.

    Comment by rick — January 23, 2009 @ 7:54 am | Reply

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