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20 October 2008
Training in Italy
Hi guys, Just got back from Italy where I was training with Formula Medicine.

23 September 2008
A nice big trophy
Hi guys, just got back from Barcelona and for the first time in a while, I was s

3 September 2008
Friends and fans at Brands Hatch
(photos by Clément Marin)   As the race weekend at Brands Hatch lo

12 May 2008
Busy schedule
When you look at my racing diary, there seem to be a lot of gaps, plenty of spar

7 May 2008
Watch the Birdie
It’s 1989, and the Bird family is settling down to watch the Grand Prix. F

5 May 2008
Flying Bird pays heavy price for qualifying
Another new track, another good practice session, but another qualifying setback

28 April 2008
"Well, just a week to go.."
Well, just a week to go till my next race in Mugello, looking forward to it. I h

12 April 2008
Sam's interview with Radio London


8 April 2008
Hockenheim is coming up
Hello and welcome back to my weblog. I am so looking forward to start racing aga

25 March 2008
Bird tops time tables at Estoril
Sam Bird has recorded the fastest time over the two day F3 Euroseries test at Es

20 March 2008
BRDC launches superstars initiative, supporting young British drivers
On Thursday 20 March the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) launched its

10 January 2008
Sam opens Silverstone BP service station
Best of all, he opened BP’s first service station to sell only its BP Ulti

7 January 2008
Bird to fly the flag in Europe
Sam Bird will be competing in the Formula 3 Euro Series with Manor Motorsport in

21 November 2007
Sam top of the class in Macau
Sam capped off his maiden Macau weekend in style, finishing 6th in the Grand Pri

19 November 2007
Bird soars ten places in Macau qualifying race
(photos: Clement Marin) BP Ultimate driver Sam Bird flew through the pack from 1

5 November 2007
Bird enjoys first taste of Formula One
Sam Bird has conducted a series of aerodynamic tests on behalf of the AT&T W

18 October 2007
Sam presented with rookie prize
The British International Formula 3 series came to a glittering conclusion on Sa

1 October 2007
listen to Press conference from Rockingham


27 September 2007
What I've been doing since Croft
Although we haven’t had a race meeting for three weeks, I’ve been re

17 September 2007
Listen to the radio interview of Sam Bird on BBC radio


10 September 2007
Interview with Sam from Croft
Listen to the interview between Sam Bird and journalist Stella Ma

28 August 2007
Bird suffers a weekend to forget at Thruxton!
Sam Bird, (20, Claygate) endured a torrid time at Thruxton today, Sunday August

14 August 2007
Sam scores valuable points at Silverstone
Photos Jakob EbreySam secured two sixth place finishes today at Silverstone, in

30 July 2007
My first Spa experience
We set off for Spa last Wednesday, cramped in the back of the family car, took a

6 July 2007
Listen to Sam about Brands Hatch circuit
Brands Hatch is a great venue, especially the Grand Prix circuit. It makes it a

1 July 2007
Hi, I¡¯m Sam Bird
Welcome to my weblog. I thought I’d tell you a bit about myself. I’m

Sam Bird

Tuesday 3 September 2008

A nice big trophy

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Hi guys, just got back from Barcelona and for the first time in a while, I was smiling coming back from a race track. I flew back to Gatwick with a piece of hand luggage I didn’t have on the way out: a nice big trophy!

Qualifying was ok, should have been better, but I landed up sixth, I was a bit unlucky coming across traffic at the most important times but I also might have managed that better myself. In the race I was still able to come second and get very close to the Championship leader, Nico Hulkenberg. Unfortunately, Nico drove into the back of me in the Sunday race, but I’m pleased that I can come away from this race knowing that not only do I have the speed, but so does the car. That’s really good news for the rest of the season!

Over the next week, I’ll be training as per normal, but I will also be testing GP2 for DAMS, a team that ran Kazuki Nakajima before his ascent to Formula One with Williams. I’m really looking forward to this experience and I think it will stand me in good stead for the future.

It’s been a really testing year so far for everybody involved, so I’d like to take a moment to thank the people who are on this journey with me – James and Serge from CJ Motorsport, my managers have been awesome as usual, my family who are always there for me and of course, my sponsors, in particular BP Ultimate, who have been with me for two years now, The Edge, the MSA Race Elite Scheme, the BRDC Superstar s cheme, Oblique, Green Orange, Freem who make my super suits, AON, Arai, and last but not least, Manor Motorsport who have never given up during the year and are now producing a car that is super quick and I am determined to win a race for all of you very soon.