Why Bourdais lost his Toro Rosso drive
Sebastien Bourdais doesn't understand why he was replaced at Scuderia Toro Rosso, Stephane Samson explains
It's what they call going out with a bang. Just after Sebastien Bourdais threw in the towel at the Nurburgring because of an hydraulic problem, he was assailed from all sides by microphones and cameras as soon as he got out of his car, all asking the same question: "Will we see you in Budapest, Sebastien?"
He'd already heard this phrase hundreds of times since the start of the weekend. When a journalist from French television asked him again, live, Bourdais erupted. Three days of frustration, stress and pressure were vented in a few seconds: "You piss me off with that question, is that clear? I've got a contract, I'm going to Hungary and that's all there is to it," he shouted as he turned on his heels and dived into the motorhome. Those were his last words as a Toro Rosso F1 driver.
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