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Sam Bird's racing CV

2016:

  • FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Pro
    • Ferrari Factory Driver - Team AF Corse
    • To date: 2 Races, 2 Wins, 2 Pole Positions - Championship Leader
  • FIA Formula E (2015-2016) - DS Virgin Racing.
    • To date: 7 Races, 1 Win, 2 Podiums, 3 Pole Positions - 3rd in Championship


2015:

  • FIA World Endurance Championship - G-Drive Racing LMP2
    • Championship winner
  • FIA Formula E (2014-2015) - Virgin Racing: 5th
    • 2 Wins
    • 3 Podiums
    • 2 Fastest Laps


2014:

  • FIA World Endurance Championship - AF Corse Ferrari GTE Am
    • Podium at Silverstone
    • Pole Position at 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Tudor United Sports Car Championship - Starworks PC Class
    • Daytona 24 Hours - Lap Record
    • Sebring 12 Hours - Podium


2013:

  • Formula One: MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Reserve Driver
  • GP2 Series - RUSSIAN TIME
    • Championship runner-up
    • 5 Wins - 6 Podiums - 2 Pole Positions - 3 Fastest Laps
    • Winner of the Pirelli Award for Best Tyre Management
  • Winner of the BRDC Graham Hill Trophy


2012:

  • Formula One: MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Testing
  • World Series by Renault with I.S.R.
    • Third in championship
    • 2 Wins - 1 Pole Position - 7 Podiums


2011:

  • Formula One: MERCEDES GP PETRONAS F1 Testing
  • GP2 and GP2 Asia with iSport International
    • Sixth in main series championship
    • 1 Pole Position (Monaco) - 3 Podiums - 3 Fastest Laps


2010:

  • Formula One: Mercedes GP Petronas Young Driver Test - Abu Dhabi 16-17 November
  • GP2 and GP2 Asia, 5th in GP2 main series with ART Grand Prix
  • 1 Feature Race Win - 1 Pole Position - 6 Podiums - 5 Fastest Laps


2009:

  • Formula 3 Euro Series with Mücke Motorsport
  • 4 Podiums
  • AT&T Williams F1 Testing


2008:

  • Formula 3 Euro Series with Manor Motorsport
  • 3 Podiums
  • Masters of Formula 3: 7th
  • Macau GP: Front Row Qualifier
  • Selected as BRDC "Superstar"
  • AT&T Williams F1 Testing


2007:

  • British F3 International Series with Carlin Motorsport.
  • Rookie. Wins at Bucharest and Spa. Ten podiums, one fastest lap. Rookie of the Year
  • Selected to join MSA Race Elite
  • Only single seater driver to be sponsored by BP
  • Four day aero test with Williams F1


2006:

  • FORMULA RENAULT UK with Fortec Motorsport.
  • Finished season as top rookie and fourth overall (just one point behind 3rd placed driver).
  • Six poles
  • Five fastest laps
  • Four wins
  • Eight podiums
  • Set one new lap record at Donington
  • Tested F3 with Carlin Motorsport
  • Tested F3 with ASM
  • Finalist in McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year
  • Voted British Club Driver of the Year


2005:

  • Runner up in Formula BMW Championship (Fortec Motorsport). Won 6 races, 12 podiums, 9 pole positions, 4 fastest laps. 5 consecutive wins.
  • 4th in World Final, Bahrain
  • Selected as finalist in McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award.
  • Selected as BRDC Rising Star
  • Also nominated for National Driver of the Year and Elmbridge (local council) Sports Personality of the Year.


2004:

  • Won £35,000 scholarship from BMW to compete in inaugural Formula BMW UK Championship.
  • Competed with Carlin Motorsport in Rookie Cup:. 3 wins, 5 second places, 2 third places 2nd in rookie championship


2003:

  • ICA Karting in UK, Italy


2002:

  • JICA Karting in UK
  • ICA in Garda Cup, 2nd and 4th in heats, 4th in Final
  • ICA in Portugal, set fastest lap and was one of only four Brits to qualify for European Finals
  • ICA in Belgium (Spa) finished third (highest non Belgian finisher by 11 positions), almost photo finish with Thonon who went on to win European Championship.
  • ICA in France - technical problems meant poor qualifying. Started 15th in Federation Cup and finished 5th.