DECEMBER 31, 2008

Bourdais to Penske?

Penske Performance president Tim Cindric has told the St Petersburg Times that the Indycar team has yet to make a decision about the future of Helio Castroneves. The Brazilian could get a prison time if convicted of charges of tax evasion, and his scheduled March trial would leave the Indy Racing League team little time to find a suitable team mate for Ryan Briscoe.

One possibility is rumoured to be Sebastien Bourdais, who won a record four straight Champ Car titles before joining the Toro Rosso F1 team. Bourdais's return to F1 is not yet decided and he could opt to return to North America.