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News from 2011

Sam Bird

13 January 2011: Sam joins iSport for 2011 GP2 Series

Norfolk-based GP2 team iSport international announced their driver line-up for the 2011 Asia and European series in front of a packed house at the Autosport show in Birmingham on Thursday. The exciting team line-up, which principal Paul Jackson hopes "will push us to the front of the grid once again", is comple...

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9 May 2011: Sam takes GP2 series lead after double podium

Sam Bird made a strong start to his 2011 campaign with two podium finishes at Istanbul Park during this weekend’s GP2 Series opener. Qualifying saw a tight duel between Sam and former F1 driver Romain Grosjean, with the Frenchman edging the Brit for pole position by a mere 8/100ths of a second. The rest of the fiel...

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22 May 2011: Sam retains championship lead with third consecutive podium

Sam continued his strong start to the 2011 campaign with his third podium on the trot at this weekend's GP2 Series round in Barcelona. With concerns over tyre wear the main talk of the paddock, Sam and iSport took the bold decision to use free practice as a heavy fuel race run while the other teams went for a quick lap t...

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17 November 2011: Abu Dhabi young driver test day three

Date:Thursday 17 November 2011 Track:Yas Marina Circuit Driver:Sam Bird No of Laps:104 laps Best Lap Time:1:40.897 Kms Covered:578 kms Track Length:5.554 kms Weather:Sunny The third and final day of the Young Driver Test took place in Abu Dhabi today, with Sam Bird rounding off the test programme for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS...

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