Bourdais leaves Champ Car on a high note on and off the track

Sebastien Bourdais leaves Champ Car for Formula One on the highest of highs. He won his last race, took home four straight titles and earned something few drivers ever get -- the effusive praise of his competitors -- writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: November 12, 2007, 6:03 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

MEXICO CITY -- With 31 race wins and four series championships in just five years, there is no doubt Sebastien Bourdais is one of the greatest drivers in the history of Champ Car racing.

Just ask his teammates and rivals.

Bourdais overcame a prerace penalty and a late caution period to claim what is likely to be his final Champ Car race win Sunday at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. He is set to begin testing for his new employer -- the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula ...

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