Team: Virgin Racing
Sam Bird has been part of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team since 2010. Last season he raced in the GP2 series with Russian Time. Sam finished second in the drivers’ championship last year after a close battle with Fabio Leimer.
In 2012, he took part in the Formula Renault 3.5 series where he finished in 3rd place in the championship. Sam Bird also tried Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014, but his race did not last long as he crashed out in the first few hours.
Bird picked up two wins in Formula E’s first season, with one being his home race at Battersea Park in London. The Englishmen will be hoping that Virgin Racing will be able to create a championship challenger car for Formula E’s second season.