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20 November 2017: Sam rounds off season with victory

Sam ended the World Endurance Championship season with a flourish as he and team-mate Davide Rigon won the Six Hours of Bahrain GTE Pro class from pole position. It was a second class victory and fourth class pole of the season for the Anglo-Italian pair after Spa-Francorchamps, Mexico City and the Circuit of the America...

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6 November 2017: Sam helps Ferrari clinch WEC title

Sam and his team-mates helped Ferrari write another chapter in its story of success by sealing the FIA World Endurance Championship constructors' title in Shanghai. This is Ferrari’s fifth WEC constructors' title since 2012, and the 24th overall among the manufacturers' championships sanctioned by the FIA. Whi...

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5 September 2017: Sam confirmed for new DS Virgin Formula E campaign

DS Virgin Racing has confirmed that Sam will return to race for them in the 2017-18 FIA Formula E season. Sam, who has contested every one of the team's 33 starts in the series, will continue a long-standing association that has seen him secure five wins and nine podiums to make him the third all-time Formula E point...

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3 September 2017: Pole and second place for Sam in the Six Hours of Mexico

Ferrari and Sam Bird continued their challenge for GTE Pro honours with a pole position and a podium in the Six Hours of Mexico, the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. A race-long duel with the #95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage saw the #71 AF Corse 488 GTE, crewed by Davide Rigon and Sam Bird, cross the l...

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17 July 2017: Double victory for Sam and DS Virgin in New York

DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird made history by becoming the first ever winner of a car race in New York City – and then he did it all over again the next day to sweep the honours in Formula E's double-header New York ePrix. In front of a packed Brooklyn crowd and DS Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, Sam clinched v...

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7 May 2017: Sam Bird and Ferrari triumph in Spa

Sam Bird helped Ferrari pull off a resounding one-two in the GTE-Pro class at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, crossing the line first after a thrilling battle between the two AF Corse 488 GTEs. Sam and Davide Rigon in the #71 car triumphed in a close fight with the #51 car of team-mates Alessandro Pier Guidi and Jame...

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3 April 2017: DS Virgin advance thanks to podium for Sam

DS Virgin Racing moved up to third in the Formula E standings thanks to a podium by Sam in a tense and dramatic race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. The closing stages of the race saw Sam and team-mate Jose Maria Lopez in a chasing pack hunting down leaders Lucas di Grassi and Jerome D'Ambrosio, who h...

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