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Sam
Bird United Kingdom

Season 2021/22 Stats

Standing

12th

Wins

0

Podiums

0

Date of Birth

09/01/1987 (35)

Birthplace

Roehampton, Middlesex

Debut Race

2014 Beijing E-Prix

Team Mate

Team Mate

Mitch

Evans

Jaguar TCS Racing Sam Bird

All Time Stats

Races Entered

94

Wins

11

Podiums

22

Championship Points

723

Titles Won

0

Highest Championship Finish

3(x1)

Highest Race Finish

1(x11)

Fastest Laps

7

Pole Positions

6

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Biography

A race winner in every season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Sam Bird starts his latest campaign in the all-electric street racing series hunting for what his ability and record dictates is an overdue maiden Drivers' title. Can the Jaguar TCS Racing driver, and Formula E stalwart, get his hands on the top prize in Gen2’s swansong season?

Bird first appeared on the karting scene in 2002 aged 15. Following a successful two-year stint racing karts competitively in the UK and Europe, the British driver won a scholarship to race in the inaugural season of Formula BMW with Carlin Motorsport, ending the year with three wins as one of the top rookie drivers.

Bird remained in Formula BMW for a second season and eventually finishing as championship runner-up. Joining forces with Mercedes F1 for the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, the Brit was named as their Reserve Driver for the 2011 season, helping the team with testing throughout the 2012 and 2013 seasons.  

Joining the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for its inaugural year in 2014, Bird was signed to Virgin Racing. Having driven for the team in every Formula E race to date, the British driver secured his best overall finish of third in the 2017/18 season, after challenging for the drivers' title against DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi.

Between the first and the fourth season, the British driver found himself in the final round of the series with a slim mathematical chance of winning the championship that ultimately didn't come to pass. Still searching for that all-important championship title, Bird finished his most recent all-electric campaign ninth after an underwhelming campaign with Envision Virgin Racing.

In his sixth season, the Brit once again partnered with teammate Robin Frijns. After exploding out of the blocks with a victory at the first round in Diriyah, Bird saw his efforts marred by bad luck, with two DNFs in opening five races. Unable to recapture that glory, the Brit made one more appearance on the podium taking third place in the opening race of six in Berlin and ended the season in 10th.

It was all-change for Bird heading into his seventh season, with a switch to Jaguar Racing. 

The Brit won in Diriyah on debut for the famous British marque and produced a stunning zero to hero drive in New York City after a practice shunt. A heartbreaking blank on home soil in London put Bird on the back foot and with what looked like a little too much to do in Berlin. A technical issue in Round 14 finally put paid to his title shot. Nevertheless, the pace and promise is undoubtedly there to reprise their charge in Season 8.

Season Records

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Year

Team

Podiums

Wins

Season Poles

Season Best Finish

2020/21

Jaguar Racing

3

2

1

1 (x2)

Round

Location

Date

Gird Pos

Finish

Points

Championship Pos

1

Diriyah

26/02/2021

8

0

0

-

2

Diriyah

27/02/2021

3

1

25

2

3

Rome

10/04/2021

10

2

18

1

4

Rome

11/04/2021

11

0

0

1

5

Valencia

24/04/2021

20

0

0

3

6

Valencia

25/04/2021

20

14

0

3

7

Monaco

08/05/2021

16

7

6

5

8

Puebla

19/06/2021

18

0

0

7

9

Puebla

20/06/2021

15

12

0

11

10

New York

10/07/2021

20

9

3

13

11

New York

11/07/2021

1

1

29

1

12

London

24/07/2021

18

0

0

1

13

London

25/07/2021

21

0

0

3

14

Berlin

14/08/2021

15

0

0

8

15

Berlin

15/08/2021

22

7

6

6

2019/20

Envision Virgin Racing

2

1

0

1 (x1)

Round

Location

Date

Gird Pos

Finish

Points

Championship Pos

1

Diriyah

22/11/2019

5

1

26

1

2

Diriyah

23/11/2019

7

0

0

3

3

Santiago

18/01/2020

16

10

2

3

4

Mexico City

15/02/2020

5

0

0

6

5

Marrakesh

29/02/2020

14

10

1

10

6

Berlin

05/08/2020

7

3

15

6

7

Berlin

06/08/2020

9

6

8

5

8

Berlin

08/08/2020

20

13

0

7

9

Berlin

09/08/2020

17

11

0

10

10

Berlin

12/08/2020

15

20

0

11

11

Berlin

13/08/2020

14

5

11

10

2018/19

Envision Virgin Racing

2

1

1

1 (x1)

Round

Location

Date

Gird Pos

Finish

Points

Championship Pos

1

Ad Diriyah

15/12/2018

19

11

0

11

2

Marrakesh

12/01/2019

1

3

18

6

3

Santiago

26/01/2019

4

1

25

1

4

Mexico City

16/02/2019

22

9

2

3

5

Hong Kong

10/03/2019

7

6

9

1

6

Sanya

23/03/2019

16

0

0

4

7

Rome

13/04/2019

12

11

0

8

8

Paris

27/04/2019

13

11

0

9

9

Monaco

11/05/2019

14

16

0

10

10

Berlin

25/05/2019

13

9

2

11

11

Bern

22/06/2019

6

4

13

9

12

New York

13/07/2019

6

8

4

9

13

New York

14/07/2019

4

4

12

9

2017/18

DS Virgin Racing

6

2

0

1 (x2)

Round

Location

Date

Gird Pos

Finish

Points

Championship Pos

1

Hong Kong

02/12/2017

2

1

25

1

2

Hong Kong

03/12/2017

13

5

10

1

3

Marrakesh

13/01/2018

2

3

15

2

4

Santiago

03/02/2018

4

5

11

3

5

Mexico City

03/03/2018

19

17

0

3

6

Punta del Este

17/03/2018

9

3

15

3

7

Rome

14/04/2018

2

1

25

2

8

Paris

28/04/2018

2

3

15

2

9

Berlin

19/05/2018

10

7

6

2

10

Zurich

10/06/2018

3

2

18

2

11

New York

14/07/2018

14

9

2

2

12

New York

15/07/2018

8

10

1

3

2016/17

DS Virgin Racing

4

2

1

1 (x2)

Round

Location

Date

Gird Pos

Finish

Points

Championship Pos

1

Hong Kong

09/10/2016

4

13

0

-

2

Marrakesh

12/11/2016

2

2

18

5

3

Buenos Aires

18/02/2017

10

0

0

6

4

Mexico City

01/04/2017

5

3

15

5

5

Monaco

13/05/2017

10

0

1

5

6

Paris

20/05/2017

18

16

1

7

7

Berlin

10/06/2017

5

7

6

7

8

Berlin

11/06/2017

4

7

6

8

9

New York

15/07/2017

4

1

25

5

10

New York

16/07/2017

1

1

28

4

11

Montreal

29/07/2017

18

5

10

3

12

Montreal

30/07/2017

2

4

12

4

Round

Location

Date

Gird Pos

Finish

Points

Championship Pos

1

Beijing

24/10/2015

9

7

6

7

2

Putrajaya

07/11/2015

14

2

18

3

3

Punta del Este

19/12/2015

3

0

0

4

4

Buenos Aires

06/02/2016

1

1

28

3

5

Mexico City

12/03/2016

10

6

8

3

6

Long Beach

02/04/2016

1

6

11

3

7

Paris

23/04/2016

1

6

11

3

8

Berlin

21/05/2016

4

11

0

3

9

London

02/07/2016

7

7

6

4

10

London

03/07/2016

8

0

0

4

Round

Location

Date

Gird Pos

Finish

Points

Championship Pos

1

Beijing

13/09/2014

11

3

15

3

2

Putrajaya

22/11/2014

2

1

25

2

3

Punta del Este

13/12/2014

18

0

0

2

4

Buenos Aires

10/01/2015

4

7

8

2

5

Miami

14/03/2015

3

8

4

3

6

Long Beach

04/04/2015

11

0

0

5

7

Monaco

09/05/2015

10

4

12

5

8

Berlin

23/05/2015

15

8

4

6

9

Moscow

06/06/2015

11

0

0

6

10

London

27/06/2015

9

6

8

6

11

London

28/06/2015

4

1

27

5