Bernard Jourdain

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Bernard Jourdain (born August 16, 1950 in Brussels) is a Belgian born Mexican former race car driver. He started two Indianapolis 500's (1989 Indianapolis 500, 1991 Indianapolis 500). He was named the Indy 500 Co-Rookie of the Year in 1989 with Scott Pruett.[1] He entered the 1990 Indy 500, but wrecked twice in practice and failed to qualify. Jourdain is the uncle of racer Michel Jourdain, Jr.. He was also the first foreign-born driver to race for 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt, starting and finishing 20th in the 1991 Long Beach Grand Prix.

Racing record[edit]

American Open Wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1988 Andale Racing United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MEA
United States
MIS
United States
POC
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
Ret
United States
MIA
6
26th 8
1989 Andale Racing United States
PHX
Ret
United States
LBH
13
United States
INDY
9
United States
MIL
12
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
Ret
United States
CLE
Ret
United States
MEA
Ret
Canada
TOR
10
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
POC
11
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
ROA
United States
NAZ
Ret
United States
LS
Ret
20th 10
1990 Andale Racing United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
Inj
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
MEA
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
DEN
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
NC -
1991 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Australia
SRF
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
MEA
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
DEN
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
42nd 0

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1989 Lola T89/00 Ford Cosworth DFX 20 9 Andale Racing
1990 Lola T89/00 Buick Injured Andale Racing
1991 Lola T91/00 Buick 21 18 A.J. Foyt Enterprises

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pruett, Jourdain named Indy rookies of the year". The Gainesville Sun. 30 May 1989. pp. 4C. Retrieved 5 April 2010. [dead link]
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bill Vukovich III
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

1989
With Scott Pruett
Succeeded by
Eddie Cheever
Preceded by
John Jones
CART
Rookie of the Year

1989
Succeeded by
Eddie Cheever