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News from 2009

Sam Bird

17 May 2009: Sam Sets the Pace in Euro Series Opener

On the opening weekend of the 2009 F3 Euro Series in Hockenheim, Sam has established himself as the driver with the pace and, undoubtedly, one of the men to beat for the Championship Title. As early as Friday morning, the Celebfilms.co.uk sponsored driver stated his intent by setting the third fastest lap of the pre-even...

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1 June 2009: Sam’s Lausitzring Superiority Reaps Second Podium

When free practice began on the second weekend of the 2009 F3 Euro Series, Sam had never set foot at the Lausitzring, unlike many of his opponents who had either tested or raced there in the past. Yet, at the end of the session on Friday evening, the Celebfilms.co.uk sponsored driver had topped the time sheets, showing that...

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1 July 2009: Sam Set to Fly Williams F1 Flag at Goodwood

British racing driver Sam Bird will drive for Williams F1 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 3rd, 4th and 5th. Sam, who currently lies second in the F3 Euro Series, already conducts aero testing duties for the Grove-based Formula One team and will be on the famous Goodwood track in the World Championship winning F...

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10 July 2009: An honour and a privilege says Sam

Sam enjoyed a weekend to remember at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 3/4/5), when he took part in the celebrations for Sir Frank Williams’ 40 years in motor racing. On Saturday Sam drove the FW18, the 1996 championship-winning car which he handed over to its original driver, Damon Hill, on Sunday. Later that d...

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19 July 2009: Battling Bird scores second place in Zandvoort

Sam Bird showed typical grit and determination this weekend to score a second place finish in today’s Formula 3 Euro Series race at Zandvoort, Netherlands. Sam’s weekend began in the worst possible fashion during Friday afternoon’s qualifying session. Just as he was lining himself up for his first fast ...

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6 September 2009: Brands Doesn’t Love Me Back!

“I love Brands but it seems Brands doesn't love me back!” was the way that Sam ironically summarised his F3 Euro Series weekend, during Sunday’s press conference, after the young Briton came third in Sunday’s race. “I don’t know whether to cry or laugh”, he added with a pained sm...

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14 September 2009:  Sam swoops to second place in British F3 return

Sam made a successful return to the British F3 series today, claiming a second place finish at Portimao, Algarve. The MSA Race Elite Ambassador showed excellent pace all weekend on the new Portuguese track, which now features on the GP2 calendar and is set to become one of the preferred Formula One test circuits. Drivin...

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17 October 2009: Sam steps up to GP2 with ART

Sam will be joining reigning GP2 Champions ART Grand Prix in their bid to secure the GP2 Asia title. In a move that will see him become an integral part of ART’s end-of-year endeavours, Sam will be taking part in the pre-season test in Abu Dhabi next week, before his maiden GP2 race on the Abu Dhabi F1 weekend (31s...

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2 November 2009: Sam Bird Impresses with “Big Performance” in Abu Dhabi

ART boss Frédéric Vasseur: “Sam put in a big performance with ART this weekend. He did an excellent job in qualifying to secure front row on the grid for the feature race and even took the lead off the start. However, his race, and ultimately his entire weekend, was spoilt by a terminal brake disc issue,...

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22 November 2009: Bird flies to Macau podium

Sam took a superb third place in the Macau Grand Prix today, after an impressive drive on the legendary Guia Circuit. Having had to settle for 7th place in Saturday’s qualification race, after suffering a clutch issue at the start, which severely compromised the performance of his car throughout the race, the Noble...

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30 November 2009: Sam joins ART Grand Prix for 2010 GP2 Season

Reigning GP2 Champions ART Grand Prix have completed their 2010 driver line-up by signing Britain’s Sam Bird to partner Jules Bianchi. Following some impressive performances with the French team during his maiden GP2 event in Abu Dhabi, including a front row grid slot in qualifying and a fastest lap, as well as scorin...

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