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5 February 2015: Sam Joins G-Drive Racing for Assault on 2015 WEC LMP2 Title

G-Drive Racing have confirmed today that they have signed Sam Bird for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season. Sam will join forces with Russian driver, Roman Rusinov, with G-Drive for the fourth consecutive year and Frenchman Julien Canal, back with the team for a second season. The team, who narrowly missed ou...

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12 April 2015:  Sam leads G-Drive Racing to victory at Silverstone

It was a one-two finish for G-Drive Racing at the 6 Hours of Silverstone, a first for the Russian team in the FIA WEC, with Sam leading the way in the #26 Ligier JS P2 to take the chequered flag a full lap ahead of the sister #28 machine in second place. Starting on the front row of the LM P2 grid, the G-Drive cars brief...

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15 June 2015: Sam earns LMP2 podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for G-Drive Racing

A consistently skilful performance across the whole of the gruelling 24 Hours of Le Mans saw Sam and his team-mates Roman Rusinov and Julien Canal rewarded with third place in the LMP2 category of the classic race. They brought home the #26 G-Drive Racing Ligier JS P2 several laps ahead of their colleagues in the #28 car...

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28 June 2015: Sam takes victory in Formula E's London finale

Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird delighted the British crowds with a champagne performance as the inaugural Formula E championship came to a thrilling end in London's Battersea Park. A display of aggressive driving saw Sam work his way from fourth place on the grid to the top step on the podium, his second win of the season...

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9 August 2015: Sam returns to DS Virgin Racing to build on electrifying first Formula E season

DS Virgin Racing have confirmed that Sam Bird will return to race for the team in the second FIA Formula E season, after a début campaign that saw him win two races and challenge for the title. He will be partnered in the garage by French ex-F1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne. Sam, who represented the Virgin Racing tea...

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30 August 2015: Nurburgring podium for Sam in WEC

Sam and his G-Drive team-mates Roman Rusinov and Julien Canal earned another LMP2 podium as the World Endurance Championship returned from its summer break with the Six Hours of Nürburgring. Sam brought the #26 car home in second place, ahead of the other G-Drive car, ensuring that both remain in touch with the...

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19 September 2015: Scintillating Sam fires G-Drive Racing to victory in Texas

G-Drive Racing's twin Ligier JS P2 machines took their FIA World Endurance Championship challenge to Austin, Texas, for the Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas - and brought home a victory for Sam and his colleagues in the #26 car. Sam, Roman Rusinov and Julien Canal took LMP2 pole position and victory around the 3.427-...

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12 October 2015: Sam cements endurance reputation with championship lead and Toyota test announcement

A rain-soaked Fuji Speedway saw Sam Bird and his G-Drive Racing team-mates Roman Rusinov and Julien Canal earn pole position and victory in their class. The win was the second in a row for the trio, who have now finished first or second in class at all bar one of the season's races, and it moved the #26 car into the FIA ...

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2 November 2015: Another podium and valuable points for Sam in Shanghai

A dramatic Six Hours of Shanghai saw Sam and the #26 G-Drive Racing Ligier JS P2-Nissan team survive the challenging wet-to-dry conditions and earn a battling second place to increase their lead in the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 standings. After back-to-back victories, a third consecutive win eluded Sam and te...

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7 November 2015: Sam secures first podium of the season for DS Virgin Racing

Sam Bird secured a dramatic first podium of the season for DS Virgin Racing at a chaotic Putrajaya E-Prix, storming through the field to seize second place. Sam's first win last season came at the Malaysian street circuit and he was again fast in free practice as FIA Formula E made its 2015 return. However, a challe...

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22 November 2015: Sam wins LMP2 World Endurance Championship title with Bahrain victory

Sam Bird and his G-Drive Racing team-mates Roman Rusinov and Julien Canal are the WEC LMP2 world champions after earning their fourth win of the year in the season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain. A hard-fought battle with their main championship rivals, the #47 KCMG Oreca, saw the trio bring home their #26 Onroak Automo...

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