Oct.20 (GMM) Sebastien Bourdais seems to be edging closer to keeping his seat at Toro Rosso for 2009.
The French driver has enjoyed a boost in form at recent races, but team co-owner Gerhard Berger said Toro Rosso officials are still looking into alternative plans for next year."There is nothing further to say on this point," the former grand prix driver told French radio RMC."We are collecting information and pursuing drivers to think about what is the best solution for us next year," Berger said.He said Bourdais, the 29-year-old former multiple title winner of the defunct American Champ Car series, is at "the top of the list" for 2009."He has had several good races even when he always did not score points. His potential is good but we are not yet ready to make a decision," Berger insisted.To the same French source, Bourdais sounded confident about his future."I think they know now what Sebastien Bourdais can do. They have a pretty good idea about what they are going to do next season."If other factors come into play, then that's another problem, but that's F1. Things change, and often dramatically. What matters most is that you manage to stay in the paddock," he said.