Tag Archive: Sam Bird

Jul 30

DS Virgin Racing ends season on high with podium for Jose Maria Lopez

Formula E – Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix

2017-07-29-1169Third place for Jose Maria Lopez in Formula E Montreal ePrix season finale. Sam Bird secures fourth position in the race and overall in the drivers’ standings. DS Virgin Racing claims fourth in the constructors’ championship.

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Jul 29

Sam Bird produces stunning comeback drive to climb to third in driver standings

Sam Bird gains 13 places to finish fifth and move up to third in the driver standings

2017-07-29-1113DS Virgin Racing further reduces deficit to just 21 points in fight for third in constructors’ championship. Everything to play for in Sunday’s season finale in Montreal.

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Jul 26

How the Season 3 title can be won

And then there were four

After over nine months, almost 1000 kilometres of racing across 10 hard-fought races, the 2016/2017 Formula E season draws to a conclusion this weekend in Montreal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 16

Bird flies high with New York double

Bird treated the fans who packed the grandstands to a masterclass in overtaking

Sam Bird followed up his win in the inaugural FIA Formula E Qualcomm New York City ePrix with an emphatic victory in the second of the double header races held on the Brooklyn Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 15

Race winner Bird draws Gp1 for Race 2 qualifying

Lynn takes stunning pole on debut

Sam Bird will need to overcome being drawn in Group 1 for tomorrow’s qualifying if he is to repeat his win in Race 2 of the Qualcomm New York City ePrix

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May 06

WEC: Ferrari double at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-06-0043In the GTE-Pro class, Davide Rigon and Sam Bird win in the AF Corse 488 GTE ahead of teammates James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi in car no. 51

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May 05

WEC: The Ferrari 488 GTE of Rigon and Bird on pole position at Spa

6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-04-0027In the GTE-Pro class, Davide Rigon and Sam Bird set the two best laps. James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi to start from the fourth spot on the grid.

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Mar 21

Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations are underway!

The red of the cars is a little darker compared to previous years

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Ferrari has revealed the 2017 livery for the two 488 GTEs which will be raced this year by AF Corse in the LMGTE Pro category. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

Sam Bird’s Buenos Aires track guide

Sam Bird won last season’s Buenos Aires ePrix for the DS Virgin Racing team

Here he reflects on his third Formula E win and what makes the track one of the best on the calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

IMSA latest news

55 Cars ready for action in Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona

Scuderia Corsa Announces Driver Lineup for 24 Hours of Daytona.  Unwrapping the Last Gift. Driver Lineup Confirmed for the 2017 Mazda Prototype Team. BAR1 Motorsports Preps for Rolex 24 With Two Cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Flying Formula E start for WTCC champion López

WTCC champion José María López made an instant impact on his FIA Formula E debut by qualifying in the top three in Hong Kong

Flying Formula E start for WTCC champion LópezDespite being unable to run at full power during either practice session, the three-time winner of the FIA World Touring Car Championship outpaced his new DS Virgin Racing team-mate Sam Bird to take third place on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

WEC: Porsche win in 6 Hours of Mexico; RGR Sport thrill home crowd

The No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard took their second win of the season

2016-07-23-Saturday-0165 The fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Mexico saw a six hour race that had drama and excitement that had the large and enthusiastic Mexican crowd on the edge of their seats.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

DS Virgin Racing confirm new line up for 2016/17 Formula E Season

Jose Maria Lopez to partner British driver Sam Bird

DS Virgin Racing confirm new line up for 2016/17 FIA Formula E SeasonDS Virgin Racing have announced an all new line up for next season’s FIA Formula E Championship, with WTCC World Champion Jose Maria Lopez partnering British driver Sam Bird. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

Buemi and Di Grassi drawn in same qualifying group

British racer Sam Bird to compete in final group at Visa London ePrix

http://fiaformulae.com/media/302429/qualifying-groups.jpgChampionship contenders Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi will go head-to-head in group three during qualifying for the Visa London ePrix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 17

Formula E supports StreetGames

Championship contender Sam Bird turns out for youth sport promotion

http://fiaformulae.com/media/302353/_mg_8376.jpgThe FIA Formula E Championship is collaborating with the StreetGames charity ahead of next month’s Visa London ePrix, as part of our legacy programme and commitment to establish a positive heritage on sustainability. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

WEC: Ferrari No. 71 wins the 6 Hours of Spa

6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps: Bird, Rigon and the 488 GTE win

2016-05-07-Saturday-0030Second success in a row for the No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon, winners of the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, second round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC), the last race before the 24 Hours of Le Mans scheduled for mid-June.

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May 06

WEC: Ferrari 488 GTE monopolises the front row at Spa

Davide Rigon and Sam Bird on pole, Perrodo-Collard-Aguas secures second

2016-05-06-0103 The Ferrari 488 GTE monopolised the GTE-Pro classfront row in qualifying for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, which starts on Saturday at 2.30 pm.

 

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Apr 23

Bird gives DS home pole

Di Grassi denied in sensation qualifying session

http://fiaformulae.com/media/301540/_l5r7245.jpgSam Bird took his third pole position of the season with a stunning lap in qualifying for today’s Visa Paris ePrix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

D’Ambrosio beats Bird to clinch second Race Off title

Formula E stars go head-to-head on Forza Motorsport 6 at ESL Studios

Formula E stars go head-to-head on Forza Motorsport 6 at ESL StudiosFormula E’s two most recent race winners went head-to-head in the second edition of the Formula E Race Off, with Jerome D’Ambrosio edging out Sam Bird at ESL Studios in Leicester. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

WEC: Ferrari recapture the past with strong British presence

There’s an undeniable element of nostalgia surrounding Ferrari at the moment

Almost 60 years after Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins raced the Prancing Horse’s cars in Formula One, with Hawthorn becoming Britain’s first World Champion in 1958, Ferrari have chosen two British drivers, James Calado and Sam Bird, to represent Maranello alongside Italians Gianmaria Bruni and Davide Rigon in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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