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Porsche leaves LMP1, joins Formula E
Jul28

Porsche leaves LMP1, joins Formula E

Porsche has confirmed it will withdraw from the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class at the conclusion of 2017 and switch its motorsport focus to the FIA Formula E Championship Porsche’s Formula E entry is set to debut for the 2019/2020 season. Porsche is planning an electric sports car based on the Mission E concept car the marque revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. “Entering Formula E and achieving success in...

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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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