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News from 2013

Sam Bird

17 March 2013: Sam tops bill at Mercedes F1 demo event in Malaysia

Demo action for Sam in Malaysia. ...

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19 March 2013: Russian Time calls Sam back to GP2

RUSSIAN TIME have announced today that Sam Bird will join their team for the 2013 GP2 Series campaign. Sam, whose GP2 career records one win, eight podium finishes, two pole positions and seven fastest laps, will partner Tom Dillmann at the new team. RUSSIAN TIME Team Principal Igor Mazepa commented: "I am pleased t...

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22 April 2013: Bahrain triumph as Sam takes debut win for RUSSIAN TIME

Sam Bird showed his speed and determination at Bahrain's Sakhir Circuit to earn new GP2 team RUSSIAN TIME a maiden victory with a near lights to flag win. After thrilling the crowds with a sensational start to the feature race, threading his way through weaving cars to leap from ninth to third by the first corner, he was...

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27 May 2013: Sam triumphs in Monaco again

A year after his Monaco victory in World Series by Renault, Sam has yet again triumphed in the Principality by romping to a stunning win in the GP2 feature race, taking the chequered flag a full 22 seconds ahead of his nearest pursuer. "First and foremost, this was a great victory for RUSSIAN TIME and I am delighted...

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1 July 2013: Sam reigns supreme at Silverstone

Sam's GP2 championship challenge marches on following a superb victory in the Silverstone feature race while his title rivals faltered. Just as at Monaco in the previous round, the Brit followed his 2012 World Series by Renault win with another triumph - this time leading home a double podium for his team RUSSIAN TIME, m...

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23 July 2013: Sam dominates F1 fan poll

A poll among readers of an independent motorsport website has seen Sam streets ahead of the opposition as the up-and-coming driver they'd most like to see racing in Formula One next year. The Crash.net poll asked fans to vote among many of the drivers either currently working as testers and reserves for an F1 team, or wh...

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26 August 2013: Spa success for Sam

Sam added Spa Francorchamps to his 2013 CV of success with a pole position and victory that keep him right in the hunt for the championship. The victory at the circuit makes the RUSSIAN TIME racer the only four-time winner so far this GP2 season, adding another historic circuit to a tally that also includes wins at Silve...

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9 September 2013: Pole, podium, points aplenty and P2 in title race

Another dominant GP2 weekend for Sam in Monza Autodromo de Monza, Italy: another iconic circuit, following Spa Francorchamps two weeks ago, another pole position for Sam and for a long while, it looked as if a fifth race win of the year was inevitable. However, a reluctant right rear wheel during the compulsory tyre ...

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23 September 2013: Another win for Sam as title showdown looms

Fifth win of the season in Singapore keeps Sam firmly in the GP2 title hunt Sam took a dominant lights-to-flag victory in Singapore on Sunday, in a race that he controlled throughout. But the win was built on a battling performance in Saturday's race one, where he earned the reverse grid pole for Sunday despite being ...

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4 November 2013: Sam awarded Pirelli Trophy

This year's Pirelli Trophy winner is Sam Bird, the GP2 Series Vice-Champion, who took five wins for Russian Time and is also a reserve driver for Mercedes in Formula One. The Pirelli Trophy, which rewards the GP2 driver judged to have made the best use of his tyres throughout the season, was presented to Bird by Pirelli'...

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2 December 2013: Sam awarded Graham Hill Trophy

Sam has been awarded the Graham Hill Trophy at the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) Annual Awards today. The Trophy is awarded for the 'Most Meritorious Performance by a British Driver in Single-Seater Racing' and was given to Sam in recognition of his achievements in GP2 Series this season. Sam finished runner-up ...

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23 December 2013: Sam to Race at Daytona

Sam Bird has signed a deal with Starworks Motorsport to compete in three endurance races of the 2014 United Sports Car Championship. The GP2 Series runner-up will race at Daytona in January, as well as at Sebring and Petit Le Mans later in the year, in the LMPC category. “I am very pleased to have confirmed this t...

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