Bourdais Claims First Indy Race Of The Season

Sebastien Bourdais wept as he crossed the finish line for his second consecutive victory at St. Petersburg.     

The win was a milestone for him in his recovery from serious injuries suffered in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Across the paddock, Robert Wickens fumed at the disastrous turn of events that had cost him a victory in his IndyCar debut.  Wickens finished a heartbreaking 18th.

He dominated the season-opening event and had the win in his grip until contact with Alexander Rossi on a restart took him out of contention.

It was the 37th career victory for the Frenchman, who ranks sixth on IndyCar's all-time list.    

Bourdais trails Al Unser by two wins for fifth on the list.