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Scott Dixon takes points lead at crash-marred Houston IndyCar race

HOUSTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Will Power notched his second win of the season and Scott Dixon grabbed the IndyCar points lead Sunday in the crash-marred Grand Prix of Houston Race 2.

Simon Pagenaud wins crash-filled Baltimore Grand Prix

BALTIMORE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Simon Pagenaud evaded a series of wrecks littering the race course Sunday and emerged with a 4.2-second victory at the Grand Prix of Baltimore.

Scott Dixon completes Toronto IndyCar doubleheader sweep

TORONTO, July 14 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Scott Dixon led for 81 of 85 laps Sunday, cruising to his second in victory in two days in taking both ends of an IndyCar doubleheader in Toronto.

Scott Dixon bests Sebastien Bourdais for Toronto IndyCar victory

TORONTO, July 13 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon outpaced Sebastien Bourdais in a two-lap sprint to the finish Saturday, claiming the first race of a weekend IndyCar double-header in Toronto.

Franchitti wins pole for first of two Toronto IndyCar races

TORONTO, July 12 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti captured the pole Friday for the first of two IndyCar races that will be held this weekend on a street course in Toronto.

Will Power wins pole for Texas IndyCar race

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 7 (UPI) -- Will Power rocketed around the Texas Motor Speedway for a two-lap average of 219.182 miles per hour Friday, giving him the pole for the Firestone 550.

Simon Pagenaud wins at Belle Isle Park for 1st IndyCar title

DETROIT, June 2 (UPI) -- Simon Pagenaud claimed his first IndyCar victory Sunday in the second of two weekend races at Belle Isle Park in Detroit.

Briscoe edges teammate Power at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Ryan Briscoe outmaneuvered Penske teammate Will Power during a late-race caution Sunday and emerged with a victory in the IndyCar Series race at Sonoma.

Dixon wins Mid-Ohio, Power in points lead

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won the IndyCar event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sunday and Will Power claimed the championship points lead with a second-place finish.

Massa takes pole position in Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 24 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa will man the pole position in Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco in Monte Carlo.

Hamilton wins Formula One season opener

MELBOURNE, March 16 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix auto race in Melbourne.

Feud ends in open-wheel racing

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A 12-year feud that split American open-wheel auto racing into two camps ended Friday.

Tracy earns pole at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill., July 8 (UPI) -- Paul Tracy took the provisional pole on Friday for Sunday's Molson Indy Toronto Champ Car race.

Tracy wins auto race at Cleveland

CLEVELAND, June 26 (UPI) -- Paul Tracy won the Grand Prix of Cleveland Champ Car race Sunday, crossing the finish line 3.113 seconds ahead of runner-up A.J. Allmendinger.

Wheldon wins his first Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 29 (UPI) -- Dan Wheldon outraced female challenger Danica Patrick Sunday to win the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500.
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S├ębastien Olivier Bourdais (born February 28, 1979 in Le Mans) is a French Formula One race car driver. He is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Champ Car World Series, having won four successive championships from 2004 to 2007.

Born into a racing family (his father Patrick races in touring cars, hill climbs, and sports cars), Bourdais began his racing career at age 10 in karts. During the early 1990s, he competed in a variety of karting championships, winning the Maine Bretagne League in 1991 and the Cadet France championship in 1993. Bourdais was part of the winning Sologne Karting team which won the 1996 24 hour Le Mans kart race at the Circuit Alain Prost on a Merlin chassis with Atomic motors.

Bourdais progressed to single-seater racing in 1995, finishing 9th in the Formula Campus Championship. He then spent two years in the French Formula Renault Championship, ultimately finishing second in points in 1997 after winning four races and five pole positions. In 1998, he won five races to become Rookie of the Year (6th overall) in French F3. He won the series outright in 1999, with eight wins and three poles.

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