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August 31, 2007

Champ Car star Bourdais samples Serpent F180

Champ Car star Bourdais samples Serpent F180

Serpent have an interesting story on their site about Champ Car star and soon to be Formula One driver Sebastien Bourdais who tried out one of their F180 formula cars yesterday (Thursday) at Assen where he and his Newman Haas Lanigan Team are preparing for this weekend’s second European Champ Car World Series encounters. The reigning Champ Car Champion drove one of three F180s brought by Serpent to the 1:1 track which is situated in the north of Holland. While light rain made the temporary r/c track, which was situated right in front of the Newman Haas Lanigan Team pitbox, tricky Bourdais proved to be a natural at the controls as he and his Crew Chief Pedro raced one another. Both were impressed with the handling and speed of the 1:8 scale car as well as the strenght of the parts as they made contact on a number of occassions!!


It later transpired that Bourdais was not a total r/c novice, the Frenchman admitting afterwards that he had driven a 1:8 onroad car before at a local track in France, which too was a Serpent. With so many Champ Car wins to his credit each of which has been celebrated by doing donuts in his McDonald’s car, Bourdais could not resist checking out the F180’s donuting capabilities. He was impressed!! Serpent presented Bourdais, who will move to Formula 1 next year with Toro Rosso, with very own F180.

Champ Car star Bourdais samples Serpent F180

Champ Car star Bourdais samples Serpent F180

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]



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