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News from 2014

Sam Bird

6 January 2014: Sam sets Daytona record on sports car debut

It was a weekend of firsts for Sam as he took part in the collective Tudor United Sports Car Championship test with Starworks Motorsports at the legendary Daytona International Speedway, Florida. First time racing in the United States; first time driving a prototype sports car. However the young Briton took to the ne...

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26 January 2014: Daytona pacesetter Sam shows his endurance

Having already turned heads at the Roar Before The 24 test three weeks ago, by setting a new Daytona Speedway track record on his sports car debut, Sam Bird was back at the wheel of the #8 Starworks Motorsport Prototype Challenge car for his first ever endurance race this weekend in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Briton wa...

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28 March 2014: Sam gets Le Mans 24 Hours seat with AF Corse Ferrari

Sportscar newcomer and ex-Mercedes Formula 1 reserve Sam Bird will join the AF Corse Ferrari team at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. The Briton, who is contesting the four United SportsCar Championship enduros with the Starworks Prototype Challenge team this year, will race a GTE Am class Ferrari 458 Italia at Le Mans and ...

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21 April 2014: Sam Lands Silverstone Podium for AF Corse Ferrari on WEC Debut

Sam Bird made an immediate impact on the World Endurance Championship on his Series debut at Silverstone, as he combined with Michele Rugolo to secure the Am class pole on Saturday by a margin of 0.991 to the second placed Aston Martin of Pedro Lamy. In Sunday’s race, with Australian gentleman driver Steve Wyatt ...

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13 May 2014: Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari aiming to spark success for Virgin

Virgin Racing Formula E team announces its 2014 driver line up Virgin announced today that Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari will join the Virgin Racing Formula E Team to drive for the 2014 Formula E Championship season. The competitive line up reflects Virgin's desire to create a winning team in the first season of Formula...

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15 September 2014: Sam flies high with Birds Nest podium as FIA Formula E launches in Beijing

Virgin Racing scored 15 race points today as Sam Bird finished in 3rd place and Jaime Alguersuari finished 11th in the FIA Formula E Championship opening race in Beijing.   British driver Sam Bird started in eleventh place on the grid having qualified with a time of 1:42:918 and quickly moved up four places.   ...

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22 November 2014: Sam powers to dominant victory in Putrajaya ePrix

Virgin Racing Driver moves to second in championship 22nd November 2014 Sam Bird has taken victory in the second round of the 2014-15 Formula E Championship after a flawless performance around the streets of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Paying tribute to his team, he said: "The guys at Virgin Racing did an amazing job...

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