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News from 2012

Sam Bird

24 February 2012: Sam to drive in World Series by Renault with ISR

GP2 race winner Sam Bird will join front-running World Series by Renault team ISR for an assault on the 2012 championship title. Sam will also continue his duties with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team in Brackley and during the Formula One race weekends. Team ISR have recent history with Formula One reserve dr...

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16 April 2012:  Sam's interviews with Sky and the BBC

Sam's work with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team put him right on the spot in China when Nico Rosberg took the Silver Arrows' first win since the days of Fangio. Here he is being interviewed for the Sky F1 HD channel after the race, as celebrations fill the team's garage, explaining how the victory was earned and w...

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6 May 2012: Sam lands second place finish on maiden World Series weekend

Sam's World Series by Renault campaign got off to a promising start at Motorland, Spain, as he scored his first podium on his debut in World Series by Renault. "I have to be reasonably satisfied with the overall weekend because it's fair to say that we struggled a little with our set-up here. Having said that, while...

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27 May 2012: Dream weekend for Sam in Monaco

Sam Bird (I.S.R.) denied his opponents even a sniff of success in the streets of Monaco, leading the weekend’s proceedings from free practice to chequered flag. The Mercedes AMG F1 Team driver claimed victory in the principality ahead of Jules Bianchi (Tech 1 Racing) and Alexander Rossi (Arden Caterham), and finis...

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3 June 2012: Sam storms to fifth place from back of the grid

Having dominated proceedings at Monaco last weekend and led the way from the first turn of wheel all the way to the chequered flag, Sam was presented with the diametrically opposite challenge this weekend on the circuit of Spa Francorchamps, for the third round of the 2012 World Series by Renault Championship: what could he...

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26 August 2012: Sam takes gold at Silverstone 2012

Sam continued the summer of outstanding success for British sport on home soil, as he took victory at Silverstone today in the latest round of the World Series by Renault Championship. The I.S.R man’s weekend had started in challenging fashion when his newly-replaced engine caught fire during qualifying, but he s...

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16 September 2012: I.S.R team boss hails 'exceptional' Sam

The owner and team principal of World Series by Renault team I.S.R was full of praise for his driver after the Briton managed to secure points finishes in both races including a fourth place today, on a weekend when his car was blighted by technical issues. Igor Salaquarda said: "This weekend was a very difficult on...

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1 October 2012: Sam upbeat after hard fought Paul Ricard podium

“Another difficult weekend for us”, reflected Sam after the penultimate weekend of the 2012 World Renault by Series Championship. “Our car was quick in dry conditions but really not good in the wet. To be honest, the podium finish flatters us a little as our package was not competitive but I’m pl...

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25 October 2012: No regrets

So, as I fly off to India for the first time to resume my duties with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, I can reflect on the final round of the World Series by Renault championship and on my race season in its entirety. After swapping the lead of the drivers' championship all season with Jules (Bianchi) and Robin (Frijns), I arrive...

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