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Flag of Great Britain Sam Bird

nationality British age 31 years old born January 9, 1987 hometown Roehampton, London height 173 cm (5' 8")

Racing highlights

20183rdABB FIA Formula E Championship
20162ndFIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro
20151stFIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2
20132ndGP2 Series
20123rdFormula Renault 3.5 Series
20093rdWindsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix
20052ndFormula BMW UK

Racing career summary

Races entered298
Wins35
Podiums93
Pole positions38
Fastest laps31
Race win percentage11.7%
Podium percentage31.2%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Sam Bird.

Sam Bird vs. António Félix da Costa | Sam Bird vs. Kazuki Nakajima | Sam Bird vs. Miguel Molina | Sam Bird vs. Thed Björk

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2018Racing17 races2 wins7 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2017Racing21 races4 wins8 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
2016Racing19 races3 wins7 podiums5 pole position1 fastest race lap
2015Racing19 races6 wins10 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
2014Racing5 races0 wins2 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
2013Racing22 races5 wins6 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
2012Racing17 races2 wins7 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2011Racing22 races0 wins3 podiums1 pole positions3 fastest race laps
2010Racing27 races1 win6 podiums1 pole positions5 fastest race laps
2009Racing22 races0 wins6 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
2008Racing22 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2007Racing24 races2 wins10 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2006Racing20 races4 wins7 podiums7 pole position5 fastest race laps
2005Racing21 races6 wins12 podiums9 pole position3 fastest race laps
2004Racing20 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2003KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2002KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2001KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2000KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Sam Bird

2018 ABB FIA Formula E Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd143DS Virgin Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
122601
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
DS Virgin DSV-03Michelin
Click to show race results for ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018.

2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD

PositionPointsTeam
55th26Scuderia Corsa
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 488 GT3Ferrari 3.9 turboContinental
Click to show race results for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD 2018.

2018 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro

PositionPointsTeam
0AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 488 GTE EvoFerrari 3.9 turboDunlop
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro 2018.

2018-19 World Endurance GTE Drivers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th28.5AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 488 GTE EvoFerrari 3.9 turboDunlop

2016-17 FIA Formula E Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th122DS Virgin Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
122412
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
DS-Virgin DSV-02Michelin
Click to show race results for FIA Formula E Championship 2016-17.

2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - GTD

PositionPointsTeam
74th15Scuderia Corsa
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 488 GT3
Click to show race results for IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - GTD 2017.

2017 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro

PositionPointsTeam
0AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
82431
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 488 GTEMichelin
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro 2017.

2017 GT FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th139AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 488 GTEFerrari 3.9 turboMichelin

2015-16 FIA Formula E Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th88DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101230
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Virgin Racing Engineering DSV-01Michelin
Click to show race results for FIA Formula E Championship 2015-16.

2016 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro

PositionPointsTeam
2nd134AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
92521
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
#71 Ferrari 488 GTEMichelin
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro 2016.

2014-15 FIA Formula E Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th103Virgin Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
112302
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Spark-Renault SRT-01EMcLaren MGUMichelin
Click to show race results for FIA Formula E Championship 2014-15.

2015 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2

PositionPointsTeam
1st178G-Drive Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
84741
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ligier JS P2NissanDunlop
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 2015.

2015 FIA World Endurance Driver's Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th33.5G-Drive Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ligier JS P2Nissan 4.5Dunlop

2014 United Sports Car Championship - Prototype Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
34th29Starworks Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oreca FLM09Chevrolet LS3Continental
Click to show race results for United Sports Car Championship - Prototype Challenge 2014.

2014 FIA Endurance Trophy for GT AM drivers

PositionPointsTeam
16th17AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20121
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 458 Italia
Click to show race results for FIA Endurance Trophy for GT AM drivers 2014.

2014 FIA World Endurance Championship Cup for GT Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
34th1AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2

2014 Le Mans 24h - GTE Am

PositionPointsTeam
0AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 458 Italia
Click to show race results for Le Mans 24h - GTE Am 2014.

2013 GP2 Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd181Russian Time
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
225623
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2-11RenaultPirelli
Click to show race results for GP2 Series 2013.

2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd179ISR
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
172710
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara FR35-12ZytekMichelin
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2012.

2012 Formula 1 - Test and reserve drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Mercedes AMG Petronas
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2011 GP2 Asia Series

PositionPointsTeam
12th2iSport International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2/11 (Renault)
Click to show race results for GP2 Asia Series 2011.

2011 GP2 Series

PositionPointsTeam
6th45iSport International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180313
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2-11RenaultPirelli
Click to show race results for GP2 Series 2011.

2011 Formula 1 - Test and reserve drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2011 The Dan Wheldon Memorial Kart Race

PositionPointsTeam
0

2009-10 GP2 Asia Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th12ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2/05 (Renault)
Click to show race results for GP2 Asia Series 2009-10.

2010 GP2 Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th48ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
191514
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2-08RenaultBridgestone
Click to show race results for GP2 Series 2010.

2010 Formula 1 - Test and reserve drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Mercedes Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2009 Formula 3 Euro Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th40Mücke Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180412
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Euro Series 2009.

2009 Tango Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Mücke Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Tango Masters of Formula 3 2009.

2009 Formula 3 Britain - Invitational class

PositionPointsTeam
0Fortec Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F309 (Mercedes)

2009 Windsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Windsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix 2009.

2008 Formula 3 Euro Series

PositionPointsTeam
11th23Manor Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes HWA)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Euro Series 2008.

2008 RTL GP Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Manor Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 2008.

2008 Windsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Manor Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Windsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix 2008.

2007 Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th180Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2221001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F307 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series 2007.

2007 Zandvoort Masters of F3 @ Zolder

PositionPointsTeam
27th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F307 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Zandvoort Masters of F3 @ Zolder 2007.

2007 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0AT&T WilliamsF1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2007 Polytec Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F306 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Polytec Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix 2007.

2006 Formula Renault 2.0 UK

PositionPointsTeam
4th373Fortec Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
204775
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 UK 2006.

2005 Formula BMW UK

PositionPointsTeam
2nd218Fortec Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2061293
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mygale FB02 (BMW K1200RS)
Click to show race results for Formula BMW UK 2005.

2005 Formula BMW World Final

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Fortec Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mygale FB02 (BMW K1200RS)
Click to show race results for Formula BMW World Final 2005.

2004 Formula BMW UK

PositionPointsTeam
14th22Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mygale FB02 (BMW K1200RS)
Click to show race results for Formula BMW UK 2004.

2003 Super 1 National ICA Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th396

2003 South Garda Winter Cup ICA

PositionPointsTeam
18th0

2003 European Championship - Western Region Qualification - ICA

PositionPointsTeam
0Ricky Flynn Motorsport
KartEngineTyres
Tony KartVortex

2002 Super 1 National JICA Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st123

2002 Andrea Margutti Trophy - ICA

PositionPointsTeam
15th0

2002 South Garda Winter Cup ICA

PositionPointsTeam
30th0

2001 Super 1 National JICA Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th210

2000 Super 1 National JICA Championship

PositionPointsTeam
20th123


DriverDB Rating graph

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