Formula e – Sam Bird gives DS Virgin Racing a first podium

The new DS Virgin Racing entity scored its first podium this season in Putrajaya thanks to Briton Sam Bird.

Published on 08/11/2015 à 15:24

Pierre Tassel

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Formula e – Sam Bird gives DS Virgin Racing a first podium

After a complicated start to the championship in Beijing, China, the D.S. Virgin Racing won the first podium of his season thanks to the Briton Sam bird, second in the Putrajaya event in Malaysia behind the winner Lucas di Grassi (ABT Audi Sport).

However, the weekend did not start in the best way for the team, with a difficult qualifying session, punctuated by 13th and 14th places for Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird. If the Frenchman was quickly eliminated in a collision at the first corner after the start of the race, notably involving Nick Heidfeld, Sam Bird took advantage of the multiple twists and turns of this second 2015-2016 ePrix to finish in second place.

“The people at DS Virgin Racing worked incredibly hard to resolve the issues we had before the race. They were under pressure. We know that this championship is about speed, but you also have to be at the finish. »
comments the G-Drive Racing driver in WEC. Thanks to this success, Sam Bird moves up to third place in the Drivers' championship, eleven points behind new leader Lucas di Grassi.

Find the full report of the Putrajaya round in Formula e, in issue 2037 of AUTOhebdo, available tomorrow evening in digital version, and on newsstands this Wednesday.

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