No justification for dropping me - Bourdais

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Shortly after Sebastien Bourdais was dropped as a race driver by the Scuderia Toro Rosso, the Frenchmen has let out a personal statement where he questions the motives behind the sudden desicion. The STR4 chassis will be updated in Hungary, but the Frenchmen will not be able to take advantage of their benefits, as they were also expected to better suit his driving preferences.

Sebastien Bourdais said: "I am disappointed and shocked by the decision taken by Scuderia Toro Rosso to no longer authorise me to drive for them until the end of the season. I consider that by executing that choice, the team did not respect its contractual obligations towards me. I equally believe that nothing in my attitude, on or off the track, can justify this decision. It is an obvious violation of Scuderia Toro Rosso's obligations in regards to the contract in place.

"Consequently, I have asked my lawyers to look into the situation, including the possibility of launching legal action. It is very frustrating to miss the Hungarian Grand Prix as the team should be bringing a large number of improvements aimed at resolving some of the difficulties it has encountered up until now. I am convinced that had I been given the opportunity of driving a car fitted with these improvements, I would have obtained satisfactory results.

"I wish to thank all my fans for their support and to reassure them on my motivation, which is intact. I remain very involved in my F1 project, for which I ended my career in the United States."