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Congratulations to Alonso and Renault

Congrats to Renault and Alonso for winning the constructors and drivers World championship. Two great achievements. With the dearth of French drivers in F-1, I cannot understand why the French team has not made attempts to hire three time Champ Car winner, Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais. After all he was Formula Renault Champion in 96, at the age of 16 as well as French F-3 champion. Franck Montagny deserves a cockpit as well.
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Congrats to Renault and Alonso for winning the constructors and drivers World championship. Two great achievements. With the dearth of French drivers in F-1, I cannot understand why the French team has not made attempts to hire three time Champ Car winner, Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais. After all he was Formula Renault Champion in 96, at the age of 16 as well as French F-3 champion. Franck Montagny deserves a cockpit as well.
Does Bourdais want to do F1? Seems so odd he isn't there already. I have seen him win in everything I have watched him race outside of le Mans. Of course he can come across as a bit of a jerk so maybe the F1 team bosses don't think he'll fit with the current F1.

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His opinion of Renault has not been complimentary in the past. But maybe a non French team. IMOP he deserves a shot.

France's Sebastien Bourdais said he would return to the North American Champcar racing series for the 2007 season.

Bourdais, who on Sunday captured his third straight Champcar series crown, has one year left on his contract with the Paul Newman team.

Bourdais said Wednesday he had offers to switch to Formula 1 and there was also some interest from the NASCAR circuit.

Bourdais said he wanted assurances from Formula 1 that he would be promoted quickly through the ranks from test driver to full-time driver.

"If the deal had been to be a test pilot for one year with guarantees for of being one of the two main drivers the second year, I would have considered the offer," Bourdais said.

Bourdais' next event will be the season-ending race in Mexico City on November 12.
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it would be nice to see a successful all french team in F1. It was disappointing that Jean Alesi missed out on the last 2008 F1 team licence to pro-drive. I am sure pro-drive will be a successful outfit though.

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Does he really need to test for a year? I can't imagine it'd take him that long to acclimate himself to F1. Interesting that he is open to that idea, maybe it's the competitor in him, doesn't want to look foolish on race day. Maybe in '08.... be great to see him fighting with the new young studs of F1.

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