SAM BIRD ACHIEVES HISTORIC FORMULA E VICTORY IN NEW YORK
In a first for Jaguar Racing Formula E, the team locked-out the front row for the start of the race, with Bird in pole position and Mitch Evans second. Ahead of the race, Bird faced an anxious wait as his mechanics and engineers raced against time to rebuild his Jaguar I-TYPE 5 after he crashed it during free practice. Their efforts were rewarded when Bird secured 29 out of a possible 30 points when he also topped qualifying.
With Bird now back at the top of the Drivers’ Standings, and teammate Evans in eighth, Jaguar Racing are in a strong position sitting at third place in the Teams’ Standings. This puts the team just five points behind Envision Virgin Racing with four rounds of the championship remaining.
After his historic victory, Bird said, “What a day today! I’m so delighted and proud of my team right now. After yesterday, this is everything we needed and it feels so good. Thank you to everyone at Jaguar Racing and I can’t wait for London.”
Rounds 12 and 13 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in the United Kingdom, where Jaguar will race for the first time in 17 years, and Bird will be focused on continuing the extraordinary success he achieved in New York.