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The Sam Bird podcast

Keep up with Sam during the season by subscribing to his podcast - or by visiting here for all the past editions.

Hear Sam talk about races and about other aspects of his career and life, as well answering questions from fans.

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Podcasts from 2013

Poles... podiums... and plans (for F1)

With just two race weekends left in the GP2 season, Sam is right in the mix for the championship. But how does he balance his own ambitions, the needs of his RUSSIAN TIME team and his work in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas?

In this latest interview Sam talks in-depth about this pivotal moment in his career. Plus, he tackles the issues the world wants answers to - such as, what's his favourite dinosaur and why does he dress in bin bags?

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One Summer's day at Silverstone...

Join Sam for a new podcast full of interviews recorded in the immediate aftermath of his sizzling Silverstone victory. Re-live the race with Sam himself, listen to analysis from RUSSIAN TIME owner Igor Mazepa - and hear the reaction of Sam's mum, Diane, just moments after her son took the chequered flag.

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Winning in Monaco (again)

In this new edition of his podcast Sam re-lives a second consecutive Monte Carlo victory, looks ahead to Silverstone, and talks about his recent charity cycle ride to France. Plus, as usual, he sets a competition and answers questions from fans.

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Sam in 2013: new team, new challenges

In this edition Sam talks about his 2013 season to date and his new drive at RUSSIAN TIME - including his victory in Bahrain in the closest GP2 finish in series history. There are also questions from fans, and a new competition.

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Podcasts from 2012

Sam's 2012 season round-up

At the end of a busy 2012 for Sam he talks about what the year brought - a championship challenge in World Series by Renault, travelling the world working with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, and some insights into life away from the track as he answers questions from fans.

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Sam at the 2012 British Grand Prix

Sam discusses his season to date in World Series by Renault, including victory in Monaco, and also talks about his duties at the British Grand Prix for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

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Sam in 2012: World Series and Formula One

Sam looks ahead to a year of racing in the highly-competitive World Series by Renault, and discusses what it's like to work alongside legends such as Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher in Formula One for the race-winning Mercedes AMG Petronas squad. Plus, don't miss the regular features such as the competition and questions from fans.

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Podcasts from 2011

GP2: end-of-season edition

Sam comes into the studio to discuss the end of this year's GP2 season - and the work he's done since it finished. He talks about his time at the F1 Singapore Grand Prix and in the simulator for Mercedes GP, as well as how he's been helping some of his former GP2 rivals develop their cars for next season. He also looks ahead to what next year might bring, answers questions from fans, and offers Sam Bird goodies as prizes in the regular podcast competition.

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GP2: Spa edition

Hear Sam interviewed from Spa, discussing his race weekend in conditions so wet that at times he couldn't even see his steering wheel. As well, he answers lots of questions from fans and offers the chance to win prizes in his regular competition.

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GP2: Hungary edition

The latest edition of the Sam Bird podcast catches up with Sam after the Hungary race weekend, where the twin challenges of traffic and tyre choices couldn't quite stop him from grabbing some points.

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GP2: special Silverstone edition

In this new edition of the Sam Bird podcast, recorded during the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone, Sam discusses the F1 race, the importance of fan support - and how a rogue tyre cost him dear during his own weekend.

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GP2 Barcelona and Monaco: the highs and the lows

After three rounds of the GP2 season Sam is joint championship leader - but it's been a roller-coaster ride where the podiums and the champagne have been mixed with some problems too. In this podcast Sam discusses the Barcelona and Monaco weekends, as well as answering plenty of questions from fans.

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GP2 Turkey: Double podium for Sam

The GP2 season began in style for Sam with podiums in both races at Istanbul Park - leaving him with the interesting dilemma of how to get his trophies safely onto the flight home. Hear Sam discuss the races, including the incident where his team-mate almost took him out, and listen to an interview with iSport team boss Paul Jackson.

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Podcasts from 2010

Abu Dhabi: a podium and an F1 test

The GP2 season ended with Sam racing from 18th to the podium in Abu Dhabi, then taking a flying lesson courtesy of a rival driver. But the action didn't end when the season stopped, as he went on to test for the Mercedes F1 team.

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Victory in Monza

GP2 visited Monza for its penultimate round, and Sam walked away with a victory, a podium and two fastest laps. In this latest podcast he discusses what it was like to outperform predecessors Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Nico Hulkenberg by becoming the first ART Grand Prix GP2 driver to win at the historic Italian circuit.

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Pole position

In this in-depth edition Sam discusses racing in Germany and Hungary, events that saw him battle bad weather and mechanical problems on his way to his first GP2 pole position. He also answers questions from fans and there's another great competition.

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Silverstone special

In this Silverstone special edition podcast Sam talks us through the whole hectic and exciting weekend of racing in front of his home fans - from the optimism of free practice to the frustration of an engine blow-out that prevented him from taking part in the second race, after finishing fourth in the opener.

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Valencia podium

Hear Sam talk about reaching the podium during a weekend in Valencia that mixed driving success with mechanical failure, plus get the inside line on how a racing driver's career is planned from his manager James.

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Success in Turkey

Turkey saw Sam earn his first GP2 main series podium, and in this edition of the podcast you can hear him discuss the race - and the battle for third place that cost him a chunk of his car but won him his best result to date.

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Barcelona and Monte Carlo

In this edition, Sam talks about his GP2 races in Barcelona and Monaco - including his overtaking masterclass in Spain and the pitstop that broke his heart in Monte Carlo.

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Finishing GP2 Asia in style

In this podcast, Sam tells how he capped his GP2 Asia season with a podium in Bahrain - and why he's teamed up with Michael Schumacher.

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Bahrain and beyond

Hear Sam talk about rounds five and six of the GP2 Asia Series, answer fans' emails, and tell how he came to be driving an F1 car earlier this year.

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