Day 1 of Indianapolis 500 Qualifying
Sebastien Bourdais Turn 2 Incident During Indy 500 Qualifying
Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais was diagnosed with multiple fractures to his pelvis and a fracture to his right hip following an incident today while attempting to qualify for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
According to INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows, Bourdais will undergo surgery on his pelvis this evening at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Bourdais was on the third lap of his qualification run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when his Dale Coyne Racing No. 18 GEICO Honda made hard contact with the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier.
Statement from team owner Dale Coyne: “Sebastien is in good hands here at IU Methodist Hospital with the staff and now we just wait for him to recover.”
Additional updates on Bourdais’ condition will be released when available.
3-time #Indy500 champion Johnny Rutherford News Conference
3-time #Indy500 champion Johnny Rutherford spoke with the media at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the qualifications rain delay on Saturday.