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News from 2010

Sam Bird

28 February 2010: Bird battles back in Bahrain

Sam Bird showed impressive skill and determination to clinch a hard-earned fourth place in Saturday’s GP2 Asia race in Bahrain. Starting a lowly 13th on the grid after suffering from serious tyre degradation the previous day, the ART GP driver had to take evasive action off the start in order to avoid getting caugh...

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14 March 2010: Sam lands first GP2 podium

Sam Bird secured his first GP2 podium today at the Sakhir circuit, Bahrain, with an impressive performance that saw him control second place from lights to flag. This came on the back of a very strong performance of a different kind yesterday, when Sam, having suffered with a serious clutch issue off the line, slipped do...

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9 May 2010: Bird rewrites Barcelona overtaking manual

It is generally accepted in motor racing circles that “you can’t overtake in Barcelona” but it would seem that Sam Bird never received that particular memo… Over the course of both of this weekend’s races, in his first ever GP2 Main Series event, the young Briton produced a driving display ...

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17 May 2010: Sam proves his point in Monaco

For Sam Bird, a GP2 and Monaco rookie, the weekend had started well with impressive pace in qualifying. During the feature race, however, when the young Brit was challenging his team mate for 4th position, a disastrous pit stop by his otherwise excellent team put an end to his hopes of silverware. Starting from a lowly 1...

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30 May 2010: Sam scores Istanbul feature race podium

Sam continued to impress in his rookie GP2 season with a podium finish in the feature race at Istanbul Park, Turkey. Having qualified fifth on the grid, the young Briton made a good start and immediately overtook iSport's Oliver Turvey for fourth place on the inside of turn 1.   After a handful of laps, race leade...

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21 June 2010: Sam to drive 1974 McLaren and 2010 Williams at Festival of Speed

Sam will have a busy Festival of Speed as he drives two Formula One cars from two very different eras up the famous Goodwood hillclimb. Firstly the young Brit, who currently tops the rookie standings in GP2, will be at the wheel of the Marlboro McLaren M23 with which Emerson Fittipaldi won the Formula One Drivers’ ...

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28 June 2010: Valencia: A podium and a box full of neutrals

Sam secured his second consecutive GP2 feature race podium with another impressive drive on his first-ever visit to the streets of Valencia. In Sunday’s feature race however, he suffered from a gearbox problem and was forced to start from pit lane. “I was unable to select first gear for the start of the fo...

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25 July 2010: Sam charges forward at Hockenheim

Sam produced another impressive display of sheer racing ability yesterday as he charged forward from 14th on the grid to finish fifth. The gauntlet had been thrown down the previous day when he was given a drive-through penalty - somewhat harshly according to some observers - for contact with another driver while fightin...

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2 August 2010: Sam takes pole at the Hungaroring

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sam Bird ART 1m27.864s 2. Davide Valsecchi iSport 1m27.907s + 0.043s 3. Oliver Turvey iSport 1m27.976s + 0.112s 4. Pastor Maldonado Rapax 1m28.134s + 0.270s 5....

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12 September 2010: Sam powers to crushing victory at Monza

Sam's 2010 Monza GP2 Series results sheet reads: front row qualifying, feature race win, feature race fastest lap, sprint race podium and sprint race fastest lap... The British rookie dominated the meet, notching up a total of 16 points over the course of the event, a 2010 record. In fact, he narrowly missed out on an ad...

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29 October 2010: Sam to drive for Mercedes GP Petronas at Young Driver test

Mercedes GP Petronas: Brackley/Stuttgart Mercedes GP Petronas is pleased to confirm that Sam Bird will drive for the team at the Young Driver test days to be held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November. British racer Sam, 23, drives for ART and will be competing in the final GP2...

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17 November 2010: Abu Dhabi young driver test

Date: Wednesday 17 November 2010 Track: Yas Marina Circuit Driver: Sam Bird No of Laps: 82 laps Best Lap Time: 1:39.220 Kilometres Covered: 455 km Track Length: 5.554 kms Weather: Hot and sunny The Young Driver Test concluded in Abu Dhabi today with GP2 racer Sam Bird continuing his driving responsibilities for ...

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