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Coyne on remarkable Bourdais win: “We didn’t have a top-three car”

Team owner Dale Coyne says his team’s latest triumph on the streets and runway at St. Petersburg was very different from the 2017 victory because this year Sebastien Bourdais’ car wasn’t even a podium contender. In 2017, Bourdais suffered an accident in qualifying that left him at the back of the field, but a full-course caution after he had pitted vaulted the #18 DCR-Honda to the front of the pack, where Bourdais was easily able to stave off Simon Pagenaud for the remainder of the race. However, this past weekend, in qualifying Bourdais was caught out by a red flag and then had insufficient time and track space to improve his pace, and he wound up starting 16th out of 24 cars. When...
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