Bourdais comfortable with rookie role as home French GP set

Sebastien Bourdais doesn't have much chance of winning his home Grand Prix this weekend at Magny-Cours, France. But he understands his role as a rookie with Toro Rosso, and that is to help score points for the fledgling operation, writes Dan Knutson.

Updated: June 19, 2008, 1:09 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

MAGNY-COURS, France -- Sebastien Bourdais has no chance of winning his home Grand Prix of France this weekend.

Possible winners are, of course, the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa as well as Vodafone McLaren Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen. As Robert Kubica proved in Canada, he and BMW Sauber teammate Nick Heidfeld have a shot at victory as well.

Wild-card winners include Fernando Alonso in his Renault, Nico Rosberg in ...

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