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News from 2008

Sam Bird

14 April 2008: Battling Bird proves point in Euroseries debut

Sam’s first F3 Euroseries race turned out to be a true test of his racing skills and mental fortitude but the BP Ultimate Driver rose to the challenge, as he has done so often in the past, and came through in splendid fashion. Having topped the time sheets in pre-season practice sessions, the CJ Motorsport managed driver...

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3 June 2008: Faultless Bird Stopped in Full Flight

Racing on the streets of Pau is tricky at the best of times but in the torrential rain that fell throughout the weekend the third round of the 2008 F3 Euro Series was surely one of the most eventful and chaotic ever witnessed. In race one on Saturday, while most of the F3 Euro Series competitors (including most of th...

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5 May 2008: F3 Euro Series, Rd.2, Mugello: Flying Bird pays heavy price for qualifying

Another new track, another good practice session, but another qualifying setback beset Sam in his second round of F3 Euro Series at Mugello. On arrival at the picturesque Tuscan circuit, the rain was falling heavily. In the first day's practice the BP Ultimate Driver was quickest in the rain and 7th overall, and feeling ...

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10 January 2008: Happy New Year

“I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me and followed my progress in 2007. I’m really looking forward to this year, a new team and a new challenge in the F3 Euroseries with Manor Motorsport” Sam has kept busy since the end of h...

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15 July 2008: BIRD BACK IN BUSINESS WITH FIRST F3 EUROSERIES PODIUM

A radical change in the set up of his car finally enabled Sam Bird to show his real qualifying pace at the legendary Zandvoort circuit this weekend. Starting fourth on the grid in race one, the BP Ultimate driver drove a strong race to finish on the podium following Hulkenberg's disqualification. "We’ve worked long and...

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12 August 2008: SAM FLIES TO MAGNIFICENT 7TH

Sam proved his racecraft once again, battling from a lowly 22nd on the grid up to 7th at the chequered flag in the prestigious F3 Masters race at Zolder, Belgium. In the pre-qualifying session, the BP Ultimate driver found himself struggling with a defective set of tyres. With nearly forty runners, the sessions were div...

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24 September 2008: SAM SOARS TO SECOND PLACE IN BARCELONA

Sam  enjoyed his best result of the season so far at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, thanks to a dominant display throughout the weekend, culminating in a 2nd place finish in the feature race. The BP Ultimate Driver had superb pace from the very first practice sessi...

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28 September 2008: SAM BIRD EARNS HIS WINGS IN FIRST GP2 TEST

Sam Bird undertook a day and a half test with the DAMS GP2 team in the first test for the new season at Paul Ricard in France on Thursday and Friday. He was quickly on the pace and finished the first morning in fifth place and top rookie of the session. On Friday morning, he ended up fourth, behind previous race winners Kob...

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7 October 2008: BIRD FLIES HIGH YET AGAIN

Sam Bird stood on the second step of the podium for the second consecutive race meeting, at the F3 Euroseries event held on the Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France. Having qualified in 4th slot, the BP Ultimate Driver made an excellent start, immediately slotting into 3rd position. Sam then piled pressure on second place ma...

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12 November 2008: SAM FLIES NOBLE GROUP FLAG IN MACAU

Sam will enter the Macau Grand Prix this weekend courtesy of The Noble Group, the global raw materials supply chain manager . The company is based in Hong Kong and is a familiar face at the Macau Grand Prix.   The prestigious race enters its 55th year with a highly competitive F3 field from around the world, includi...

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18 November 2008: Blistering Birdm Gets Shot Down in Full Flight

17th November 2008 Photographs by Clément Marin Sam’s 2008 Macau campaign was a masterful display of skill, patience and, when it mattered, blistering pace. Sadly, the young Briton’s bid for final victory ended on the approach to Mandarin Bend on the opening lap or the Grand Prix race, as Roberto Strei...

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11 December 2008: Sam joins forces with Mücke Motorsport

Sam has chosen to join forces with Mücke Motorsport for a joint assault on the 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series title. Sam follows in the footsteps of Robert Kubica, Sebastian Vettel and Sébastien Buemi, all of who enjoyed success in the F3 Euro Series with Mücke before going on to secure roles in Formula One....

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22 December 2008: Sam leads the way forCJ Motorsport at Wembley Stadium

Sam Bird led Team CJ Motorsport to triumph at the “Daytona 24 Hours” karting race on Wembley’s Race of Champions track over the weekend. Sam was joined in the team by fellow CJ Drivers Franck Perera, Borja Garcia and Bruce Jouanny, as well as CJ Motorsport Directors Serge Celebidachi and James Olivier, ...

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