Sebastian Bourdais sits 17th in points after finishing 15th in the latest race at Barber Motorsports Park. (Photo: Michael Chang/Getty Images)

Sebastian Bourdais sits 17th in points after finishing 15th in the latest race at Barber Motorsports Park. (Photo: Michael Chang/Getty Images)

Four-time Champ Car World Series champion and former F1 driver Sebastian Bourdais was quickest in opening practice at the newly configured Indianapolis road course Thursday morning.

“We had a good test on the new road course last Wednesday,” said Bourdais, “I have to say I had some reservations early on because the corners (of the new racetrack) are very tight, but the grip more than makes up for it.”