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Bird goes back-to-back
Jul16

Bird goes back-to-back

Sam Bird is the new FIA Formula E “King of New York” after making it two-for-two today, winning both races this weekend at the first ever E NYC ePrix. Bird backed up his win yesterday with a dominant performance all Sunday. He led the first practice session, earned pole position and went on to win the race. It’s only the second time in Formula E series history that both rounds of a doubleheader have been won by the same driver. “I did...

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Bird wins NYC ePrix pole
Jul16

Bird wins NYC ePrix pole

Winner of the first round of the double header, Sam Bird started today where he finished yesterday’s FIA Formula E NYC ePrix – at the front of the field. The DS Virgin Racing driver topped the morning practice session and followed that up with a pole position, setting a time of 1:02.285. Second place honors went to Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist. The swedish ace turned a lap in the Super Pole shootout just 0.037 of a second slower...

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Formula E, WEC take to the track
Jul16

Formula E, WEC take to the track

It’s race day for two different Michelin series on two different continents as both FIA Formula E and the FIA World Endurance Championship take to the track for the NYC ePrix and Six Hours of Nurburgring, respectively. Sam Bird of DS Virgin Racing clinched the win in Formula E’s first race in the Big Apple, the first international motor race sanctioned within the five boroughs. He’ll try to defend that victory today against the likes...

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Bird flies to first NYC ePrix win
Jul15

Bird flies to first NYC ePrix win

British ace Sam Bird made history today as the first ever winner of a car race anywhere in the five boroughs of New York with victory in the FIA Formula E NYC ePrix for DS Virgin Racing. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was on hand to see his driver, Bird, take the checkered flag in Formula E’s first visit to the Big Apple and joined him in the podium ceremonies. “Amazing, who can say they’ve sprayed champagne over Richard...

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Lynn scores surprise pole
Jul15

Lynn scores surprise pole

It may be his debut race, but DS Virgin Racing’s Alex Lynn is driving like he’s been around the Formula E series for years, scoring pole position today at the New York City ePrix. Lynn is only at the ePrix to fill in for Jose Maria Lopez, who is in Germany with the Toyota Gazoo Racing team in the World Endurance Championship. While there was no doubt about the former GP3 champion’s level of talent, earning pole position in his very...

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Rosenqvist tops second practice
Jul15

Rosenqvist tops second practice

Despite his session ending short after clobbering the wall and breaking his right rear wishbone during the session, Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist still managed to top the timesheets in Formula E second practice. The Swedish driver set a time of 1:02.423 in the session, cutting more than three seconds off of the fast time set by debutant Alex Lynn in the morning session at the New York City ePrix. Like the first session, it was...

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