Bourdais was resting at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and beginning the long recovery process from the horrendous crash in Saturday's qualifying run that left him with a fractured pelvis and broken right hip.
Bourdais released a statement through his team while recovering at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital on Sunday.
Bourdais was on the third lap of his qualification run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when his Dale Coyne Racing No. 18 GEICO Honda made hard contact with the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier.
Sebastien Bourdais was on track to set the fastest time during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, then things took a turn for the worse.
Bourdais went 231.534, the fastest lap of the day Saturday, before crashing and end his run for the pole on Sunday.
Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso also said he was hoping for a quick recovery.
"My thoughts are with Sébastien and (wife) Claire Bourdais", Davison said. Officials said he never lost consciousness. The drivers closest to Bourdais were in the 230mph-range, with lap times of about 39 seconds. Ive met with Sebastien this morning and he was doing even better than I expected..
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James Davison will replace Sebastien Bourdais in Dale Coyne Racing's No. 18 auto.
"With that said, I'm extremely excited and ready to take on this challenge".
Asked about morale within the team, Coyne said: "Everyone's sad because we all know how good this year could have been".
In March, he won the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg after starting last.
Carpenter and the next eight fastest qualifiers from today advance to Sunday's Fast Nine Shootout that will determine the Verizon P1 Award pole sitter for the epic race on May 28.
Bourdais was scheduled to undergo surgery on the pelvis tonight.
Andretti Autosport, coming off a win in the Indianapolis 500 a year ago with Alexandria Rossi at the wheel, put four cars in the Fast Nine that will make the pole run today. He was still very fast today until lap two.
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